An average of 25 teenage girls get pregnant each month in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality in the Greater Accra region.
This is according to statistics provided by the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Health Director, Dr. Esther Priscilla Biamah-Danquah.
According to her, an average of six teenage pregnancies are recorded in the Municipality every week.
Cumulatively, 151 teenage pregnancies have been recorded from January to June 2021 in the Municipality.
Dr. Biamah-Danquah made the revelation during an interview with the GNA on the sidelines of an event to mark 2021 World Population Day.
She noted that the number of teenage pregnancies could even be higher, since some of the cases have not been reported to any health facility and are, therefore, off record.
Data from the Ghana Health Service shows that more than a hundred thousand teenagers got pregnant in 2020.