Ghana: Traditional leaders rally support for family planning in Central Region

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Traditional leaders rally support for family planning in Central Region
6 December 2017

Traditional leaders in the Central Region have called on stakeholders to intensify and support public education on family planning to drastically reduce the rising population of the region.

They indicated that the reported cases of teenage pregnancies and the incidence of unsafe abortions had necessitated the dire need to collectively deal with the menace to reduce the effects associated with it.

Continued at source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/Traditional-leaders-rally-support-for-family-planning-in-Central-Region-607209

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Ghana: Campaign to address teenage pregnancy launched

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Campaign to address teenage pregnancy launched

Dominic Moses Awiah
23 June 2017

A Non-governmental organisation, Liams Foundation International, has launched a campaign to help address the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion in the country.

The campaign, to be carried out in all the 10 regions of the country, will focus on creating awareness of how to avoid unwanted pregnancy in teenage girls, as well as educating those who are already pregnant on the need to prevent unsafe abortion.

Continued at source: Graphic Online: http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/campaign-to-address-teenage-pregnancy-launched.html

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Ghana: ‘B/A reports more cases of abortion among adolescents’

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‘B/A reports more cases of abortion among adolescents’

Biiya Mukusah Ali
5 April 2017

Statistics from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that reported cases of abortion among adolescents in the Brong Ahafo Region increased from 1,161 in 2015 to 1,224 last year.

This represents 12.7 per cent of the national figure, making the region the third highest region with reported adolescent abortion cases.

However, at the national level, recorded cases of abortion among adolescents during the period decreased from 9,944 in 2015 to 9,612 cases last year.

Continued at source: Graphic Online: http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/b-a-reports-more-cases-of-abortion-among-adolescents.html

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