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    Ghana records 555,575 teenage pregnancies within last five years

    Data from the Ghana Health Service District Health Information Management Health System (DHIMS) shows that more than half a million teenagers are on record to have gotten pregnant over the last five years.

    Between 2016 and 2020, about 555,575 teenagers aged 10 to 19 years, are said to have gotten pregnant.

    Within the five years, 13,444 teenagers between the ages of 10 and 14 got pregnant, while some 542,131 teenagers aged 15 to 19 years got pregnant.

    On average, a little over 112,800 teenagers get pregnant annually.

    Breakdown of 10 to 14-year-olds’ pregnancies

    Ashanti – 89,856

    Eastern – 56,730

    Central – 56,443

    Northern – 43,533

    Greater Accra – 49,356

    Western – 43,921

    Upper East – 30,444

    Bono East- 28,284

    Bono – 22,944

    Oti – 19,248

    North East – 16,695

    Savannah – 16,601

    Western North – 20,101

    Upper West – 18,225

    Volta – 30,333

    Ahafo – 12,861

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