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Young boys and girls are engaging in too much s3x

Young boys and girls are engaging in too much s3x

Young boys and girls are engaging in too much s3x

Patricia Antwi Bosiako of Marie Stopes Health Center has revealed

that young girls and boys have sex as early as 15 years old.

In an interview on TV3, reported by 3news, she said the increasing

numbers of teenage pregnancies are because young boys

and girls are having too much sex.

“A demographic health survey in 2014 said that about 11%  of women

between ages of 25 to 49 had had sex at age 15, and it further

increased to 44% at age 18. So the reality now is that our boys

and girls are having more sex,” she said.

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The initiative is to champion Adolescent reproductive health,

educate the youth on sexual health and the factors that contribute

to the rise in teenage pregnancies and reduce the rate of abortion in society.

The Deputy Director of operations at the health centre said that

increased numbers are because of the absence of education.

She compared the number of pregnant teenagers as three full stadia as

an alarming cause for worry regarding the future of the youth in the country.

“The reality is that education is key, and we need to educate our women and girls.

We have a healthy community, we need to make sure that we have

well-resourced persons and imagine if these young girls are hundred

and seven thousand (107,000). I think the population of the stadium is

about forty thousand, so that is three stadia full. Can you imagine Accra

sports stadium by three, full of pregnant young girls? Who are going

to lose their aspirations, dreams and goals, and some are going to be

vagabond and engage in all social vices that do not work well for us,” she added.

The advocate also implored parents to engage their wards in the

education of sexual health at the adolescent stage and to do away

with the culture of shyness since that serves as the guide to adolescent

reproductive health and achieving sustainable development goals of the girl child.

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