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Teenage Pregnancy Trends In Parts Of Kenya, Something We Need To Worry About

Kilifi county is one of the leading with teenage mothers among the 47 counties in Kenya. Narok takes the lead in the country with teenage pregnancies approximated at forty per cent. According to the 2014 Demographic Health Survey, majority of school going girls fall prey to early pregnancies. Some get impregnated by their own classmates while others by older men who in turn marry them as their second or third wives.

According to findings by Demographic Health Survey, most households in Transmara East in Narok County are facing the pain of teenage mothers. Each home could either have a pregnant teen or a teenage mother. The issue has become so serious such that healthcare workers and activists are now sensitizing teens to use contraceptives as this seems to be the only option. According to one local child rights activist named Gladys Kosgei, the situation is alarming since some mothers may take care of baby for their daughters to proceed with education only for them to come home with a second pregnancy. This is the link to more details on situation of teenage mothers in Kenya https://youtu.be/8FGai4qLxgU

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