Seeking cure for adolescent motherhood

What you need to know:

  • Kilifi County in 2018, recorded 13, 624 pregnancies among girls aged 15 to 19 years
  • Kitui County reported 100 pregnancies during KCSE in 2018
  • In Malawi, girls are suspended from school for a year the moment their pregnancy is known
  • In Zambia and Gabon, girls have a better chance of continuing with their education

Teen pregnancies among school girls is a worrying phenomenon in Kenya. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), notes that 378,397 girls aged 10 to 19 got pregnant between June 2016 and July 2017.

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