An aggregate of 518 high school pregnancy cases were recorded in the Wa West District Health Directorate in the Upper West area in 2019.
The figure is a minor abatement from the 528 cases recorded in 2018; 537 out of 2017 and the 493 cases recorded in 2016.
Madam Asmau Issah, a maternity specialist at the Wa West District Health Directorate, uncovered this at a young discussion held at Wechiau throughout the end of the week.
She said 456 instances of high school pregnancy were recorded in 2015 and 428 cases in 2014 and depicted the circumstance as stressing on the grounds that pregnancies among young ladies under 18 years had unfriendly results on the wellbeing and prosperity of the people in question.
The discussion was composed by the National Youth Authority (NYA) as a team with Plan Ghana as a major aspect of exercises equipped towards the execution of the “Adolescent Participate and Lead” venture being actualized by the NYA in the locale.
Conventional specialists, youth gatherings, understudies and partners in the region took an interest in the discussion held under the topic: “Making an empowering situation for viable support of the young in dynamic procedure at all levels”.
“Adolescent pregnancy damages the privileges of young ladies, with perilous outcomes as far as sexual and regenerative wellbeing, and stances high improvement cost for networks, especially in sustaining the pattern of neediness”, Madam Issah clarified.
She said young pregnancy among others, likewise denies the young lady of her entitlement to instruction and called for escalated sexual training for the youngsters to help forestall undesirable pregnancies.
Madam Issah said the Health Directorate has built up Adolescent Corners at Wechiau and Poyentanga to offer family arranging types of assistance to youths and approached young people to visit such focuses.
A portion of the members engaged customary specialists to establish by-laws against exercises, for example, ‘night move parties’, which were a portion of the reasons for young pregnancy.
Mr Felix Wuurah, the Acting Wa West District Director of the NYA, said the gathering was to make a stage for the young to draw in partners on issues influencing their lives.
He said difficulties, for example, high school pregnancy, kid misuse and joblessness, which militated against the improvement of youngsters, were multi-faceted and required the coordinated effort all things considered.