GHANA – Religious leaders in Ghana encouraged to spend time to educate their members on sex and reproductive health-related issues

GHANA – Religious leaders in Ghana encouraged to spend time to educate their members on sex and reproductive health-related issues

by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
June 19, 2019

The Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu, who gave the advice, explained that the practice where many churches, mosques and parents shy away from educating their children about sex is a major setback to the campaign against illegal abortions and teenage pregnancies. The lack of sexual and reproductive health education among most young people has led to wanton sexual exploitation, unwanted pregnancies, avoidable deaths, health complications and abuse of emergency contraceptives among others.

Mr. Ahenu was addressing separate health summits with members of ‘Lead Me To Heaven Church’ at Kwatire and Amazing Grace Chapel at Odomase, both in the Sunyani West District as part of activities marking this year’s International Day of Action for Women’s Health, 28 May.

Continued: http://www.safeabortionwomensright.org/ghana-religious-leaders-in-ghana-encouraged-to-spend-time-to-educate-their-members-on-sex-and-reproductive-health-related-issues/

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Ghana – GHS urged to make safe abortion services readily available

GHS urged to make safe abortion services readily available
Feb 13, 2019

Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights advocacy media Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to make safe abortion services available.

He said because safe abortion and other sexually reproductive services were not readily available in communities’ unreported cases of unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents were remained high.

Continued: https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/181896/GHS-urged-to-make-safe-abortion-services-readily-available

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

‘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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Ghana: Make safe abortion accessible – CEO of Global Media Foundation

Health News of Monday, 3 October 2016

Source: Pat Aboagyewaa

The Founder/CEO of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has called on world leaders to make safe abortion accessible and available to every woman who requests for it, thereby eliminating unsafe abortion.

According to him, research has shown how high the costs are to the public health systems for treating complications of unsafe abortion, which would disappear if women were providing safe abortions services.

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Source: GhanaWeb.com

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