Provide family planning services to the youth, group tells State

Advocates of family planning hold a procession in Nairobi in April. Representatives of young people have asked the government to introduce sext education in school. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kilifi County alone recorded 13,624 pregnancies among girls aged 15 to 19 in one year.
  • According to the United Nations Population Fund, about 378,397 girls in Kenya aged 10 to 19 became pregnant between June 2016 July 2017.

Adolescent sexual behaviour saw what was arguably the most volatile year in recent times following reports of hundreds of girls who sat their national examinations while pregnant.

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