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Teachers, drivers impregnate 977 teenagers in Central Region [Infographic]

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The rate of teenage pregnancy in the Central Region has in the last 5 years seen a decline. However, officials of the Ghana Health Service say the current figure of 12,048 recorded in 2016 is still “unacceptably high”.

A performance review of 2016 by Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Central Region revealed that most of the pregnant teenagers were currently single while others were cohabiting with their partners.

A survey of 5,000 of the pregnant teenagers revealed that small-scale farmers, drivers and teachers were among the top groups of people who impregnated teenage girls in the year under review.

Citi News’ Jonas Nyabor captures details of the 2016 performance review on teengage pregnancy in the region in the infographic below.

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Click here to read more from the report.

By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana