Whereas others believe the increasing number of teenage pregnancies in the country is directly linked to the lack of proper parental care and peer group influence, renowned marriage counselor Pastor Albert Krampah thinks otherwise.

In his argument, the lack of sex education, as well as the emergence of social media, is to blame for the soaring teenage pregnancy in the country.

2017 figures released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed that 53,114 abortion-related cases were recorded under the year in review with most patients being teenagers.

Unsafe abortions also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 unsafe abortion cases in 2016 according to statistics released by the Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF).

But in response to these alarming figures on a Kumasi-based Radio station, the man of God was at a loss as to why these figures continue to swell and gave his reason as stated above.

“Some teenagers go to the social media purposely for pornographic videos and pictures but their bit ignorant on the consequences of premarital sex because they have never had a chance to have a person talk to them about such issues land them in teenage pregnancy,” he said.

Suggesting measures to curtail the canker he proposed that “Relationship and Role model” be introduced to educate the teenagers mostly in Junior High Schools on the merits and demerits of premarital sex.

In his view, the youth must be advised to use social media for positive things and not what could lead them on the path of destruction by setting DOS and DON’TS.

Source:MyNewsGh.com

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