May 30, 2021
Anthony Idowu Ajayi
The rate of early unintended pregnancy in Kenya is shockingly high. About one in five girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have begun having children. It’s worse in some areas than others. For instance, the rate is as high as two in five in Narok and Homa Bay counties. Most of these pregnancies are unplanned and unintended.
Getting pregnant at such a young age can harm a girl’s health and socioeconomic wellbeing.