Technical Reports and Document
Many adolescents struggle with the consequences of teenage pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual harassment, rape, unsafe abortion and other forms of domestic violence. They face increased risk of complications from pregnancy, childbirth, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which cause the death of many. Globally, there is comparatively a large proportion of adolescents in low and midd...
Unfortunately, menstrual practices are still clouded by socio-cultural and religious constraints in Ghana and this accentuates the need for adequate menstrual hygiene education. The effects of poor menstrual hygiene can lead to ill health, school absenteeism, and low self-confidence among others on the adolescent girl.
This is the fifth issue of the UNFPA Ghana Orange Weekly. In this issue we bring you highlights of our celebration of World Contraception Day and the observance of the Family Planning Week. It also speaks briefly to the maiden Kayayei Business & Leadership Fair held for vulnerable young girls and women, and the inauguration of an SGBV Rapid Report Centre in Madina. Enjoy the read......