Students urged to avoid teenage pregnancy — Nigeria – Guardian Nigeria

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Children of school age have been called upon to shun teenage pregnancy to avoid dare consequences associated with it.
A resource person, Mr. Marie Ibekwe, of the Stopes Nigeria, made the call, at the weekend, in Enugu at a one-day seminar organised by a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative (CIPDI), to mark the 2022 Day of the African Child in conjunction with Iliaki Group and Domark Health & Educational Foundation (DOHEF).
Speaking on the topic, titled, ‘Teenage Pregnancy and Menstrual Hygiene,’ Ibekwe said that children of school age should avoid premarital sex at an early age in order not to ruin their future careers.
Ibekwe, described teenage pregnancy as a situation where a young person, who has not reached the age of marriage, becomes pregnant. He pointed out that when a girl-child between the ages of 13 and 19, becomes pregnant, there is a tendency for her to cut short her academic pursuit to become a mother at an early age.
He, therefore, urged pupils and students to avoid premarital sex to eschew the adverse effect that trails such act.
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