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BOTSWANA: Teenage Pregnancy High in Schools

The Voice reported on 19 July that UNFPA Country Representative Aisha Camara-Drammeh has said a lot still needs to be done to curb teenage pregnancy in schools. “Teenage pregnancy remains high at a national average ratio estimated at 9.7 percent,” she said. According to the UNFPA boss, many young women still have limited information on preventing pregnancy while some are not able to access services in youth friendly health centres across the country. Camara-Drammeh noted that one of the teenage mothers who participated in the ‘Voices of Adolescents on Adolescent Pregnancy’ interviews had said that she did not know about contraceptives before she became pregnant. “These revelations represent realities of a lot of adolescents as they grow up,” she said adding that some do not know how to avoid a pregnancy while others are unable to obtain condoms and contraceptives. Read in English: The Voice

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