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Unsafe abortions surge at Brohane


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By
Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Brohani (B/A), June
19, GNA – Unsafe abortion among teenagers has reached an alarming state at
Brohani, a farming community in the Banda District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Madam Mamunatu Ibrahim,
the midwife in-charge of the Brohani Rural Clinic, told the Ghana News Agency
(GNA) in an interview that the practice was among girls between the ages of 13
and 15 years.

By
Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Brohani (B/A), June
19, GNA – Unsafe abortion among teenagers has reached an alarming state at
Brohani, a farming community in the Banda District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Madam Mamunatu Ibrahim,
the midwife in-charge of the Brohani Rural Clinic, told the Ghana News Agency
(GNA) in an interview that the practice was among girls between the ages of 13
and 15 years.

Though she could not
immediately provide figures on cases reported, Madam Ibrahim said early
marriage was the major contributory factor to the unsafe abortion rates in the
area.

She said teenage
pregnancy was rife in the area, and appealed to relevant institutions to help
control early and forced marriages in the community.

Madam Ibrahim said
though teenage pregnancy was high in the area, only four teenage girls of 13
and 14 years delivered at the Clinic between January to May this year.

She indicated that
because of early and forced marriages, many of the girls in the area had dropout
of school and were now nursing babies.

Madam Ibrahim said
because of poverty, many parents in the area had shirked their responsibility
towards the upbringing of their children making the girl go into early marriage
at the expense of their education.

The midwife added that
adolescent girls in the area lacked sexual education and that could partly be a
factor to the alarming rate of teenage pregnant and unsafe abortion.

GNA


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  1. Name * : said:

    hmmm.this community? only God intervention can …….