Students sensitized on unsafe abortion
Pregnant teenage girls, particularly students, have been urged not to resort to unsafe abortion, in order to save their education.
Nana Yaa Ntidwuma, Queen of Kurofa, near Adomfe in the Asante-Akim South District, gave the advice at a forum held to educate young girls in the area about the dangers of unsafe abortion.
It brought together students from the Juaso Senior High School (SHS), Bompata SHS and the Asankare Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute.
Nana Ntidwuma cautioned that abortions could be perilous and underlined the need for them to concentrate on their books and stay completely away from pre-marital sex.
“You should never give in to peer-pressures that would lead you to promiscuity and sexual adventurism.”
The Queen expressed worry about the growing incidence of early sex among teenagers and invited all stakeholders to join hands to tackle the unhealthy situation.
She appealed to parents to spend quality time, especially with their adolescent children, provide them with the needed guidance and help them to make responsible life choices.
Mrs Constance Osei-Wirekoaa, a Midwife at the Juansa Health Centre, said it was disturbing, the growing unsafe termination of pregnancies among teenage girls.
She said it was important to step up education to check the dangerous practice and prevent deaths.