In Ghana, adolescent pregnancies are prevalent in marginalized communities, commonly driven by poverty, unemployment, and lack of sexual health knowledge. This has severely impacted the lives of young women and girls, resulting in school dropouts, early marriage, compromised births, and health challenges for mother and child.
Despite this worrying sexual phenomenon, research pertaining to prevention information and related services in Sub-Saharan nations like Ghana is sparse. With adequate sexual and reproductive health education and accessible services, adolescent pregnancies could be widely prevented.
We imagine a community where young girls are able to participate in their adolescence without any burdens, and can enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. With your donations, YSYF can provide sexual and reproductive health information and related services in the Shai-Osudoku region, and make this a reality.