Let’s combine our efforts to end teen pregnancies
by Daniel Otieno
26 March 2019
The Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 shows the prevalence of teen pregnancy as follows: 33 per cent in Homa Bay, Migori (24 per cent), Kisii (18 per cent), Siaya(17 per cent) and Kisumu(15 per cent).
Rape and incest, inadequate sex education, inaccessible family planning services, poverty, and anti-family planning campaigns by the church have been blamed.
There is no single approach to end cases of unplanned pregnancies as well as its consequences; school dropouts, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infections.