Techiman chiefs to resuscitate puberty rites to check teenage pregnancy

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Traditional authorities/chiefs in the Techiman municipality of the Brong Ahafo region have lamented the increasing spate of teenage pregnancy in the area.

The municipality recorded over a thousand teenage pregnancy cases last year. This was revealed at reproductive health program organized by DKT International Ghana, a non-governmental organization.

The traditional authorities are therefore calling for the re-introduction of puberty rites in order to curb the menace.

Queen mother of the area Nana Faah Adomako said they believe the introduction of puberty rites will instill discipline in the youth.

According to her, the customs and spiritual beliefs associated with puberty rites are enough to put some fear in the girl child.

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