We’re taking pragmatic steps to end teenage pregnancy [Video]


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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection says pragmatic measures are being taken to eradicate the menace of teenage pregnancy in Ghana.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the Central Regional Director of Gender, Mrs Thywill Eyra Kpe, said parents and guardians have a critical role to play in eliminating teenage pregnancy.

“We are working with parents in some regions.  We have a community parent network of advocacy groups where we train, groups of parents, to take charge of some of these things and educate parents on their responsibility to address the issue of irresponsible parenting and all other issues relating to parents and their sexuality education for their children. So we are doing everything in our power to ensure that this issue is addressed.”

She added that the Ministry will soon educate men and boys on the consequences of impregnating girls below age sixteen.

“And then the men and boys are not left …