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Education and Awareness Campaigns Essential to Ending Teenage Pregnancies -Experts

General Podcasts | 1 month ago

Interestingly, despite campaigns against teenage pregnancy, cases continue to rise. The numbers are worrying especially during this time of the pandemic and experts in sexual and reproductive health say it is time to be deliberate on implementing multi-sectoral measures to safeguard the future of girls. Pregnant and parenting adolescents face several adversities such as social stigma, lack of emotional support, poor healthcare access, and stresses around new life adjustments. In the third episode of CVID-19 and Mental Health, Zubeidah Koome and Carren Omae engage, Jacqueline Gathu a Psychiatrist about the never ending crisis of un-intended teenage pregnancies. Jacqueline says with committed leadership, the effects of the pandemic can be minimized, ensuring that the gains made in improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health before COVID-19 are not completely lost.

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