Intensify adolescent sexual and reproductive health education – Prof. Adanu

The Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Ghana, Professor Richard M.K Adanu, has called for a stiff mechanism to help control and prevent teenage pregnancy in the country.

According to him, about 14 percent of adolescents aged 15-19 years have kids. He also added that one in five of all adolescent girls aged 15-19 years living in rural areas in the Brong  Ahafo, Central and Volta Regions are either pregnant or already have children.

Prof. Adanu, who made the revelation when he addressed participants at the opening ceremony of a workshop on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Accra Monday, attributed the situation to difficulties in accessing information on reproductive health, as well as political, economic and socio-cultural factors.  

The 10-day training course, which has in attendance adolescent health workers, is expected to provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them undertake adolescent, sexual and reproductive programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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