Ashanti Region Records Highest Rate Of Teenage Pregnancy – Report

Teenage pregnancy in Ghana

A report has revealed that Ashanti Region has recorded the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Ghana.

According to the report, the girls between the ages of 10 and 19 years are dropping out of school at Amansie West in the Ashanti region due to the number of teenage pregnancies recorded daily.

Statistics revealed that than 209 new cases of teenage pregnancies out of every 1000 pregnant women at Amansie West between 2018 and 2020.

This was made known by Bernard Badu Bediako, the District Director of Health at Manso Nkwanta when mining firm, Asanko Gold, together with its partners, Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) presented $100,453.00 worth of medical supplies to a centralized storage facility to be distributed for free to patients who visit all health facilities in the Amansie West and south districts of the region.

He said;

“There have been no maternal deaths, stillbirth rate has reduced from 34.6 percent per every 1,000 live births to 1.6 percent of 1,000 live births.”

He added that post-natal care had improved from 86.9 percent in 2018 to 100.5 percent in 2020.