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BY IRENE ATIENO Unsafe abortion is termination of pregnancy by people lacking the necessary skills and under minimal medical standards. It is a life-threatening procedure and many teens resort to
BY STEPHEN OUMA According to the 2016 HIV estimates, Adolescents aged 10-19 years accounted for 16% of all new HIV infections while the youth aged 15-24 years accounted for 40%
BY ASHA ATIENO Teenage pregnancy is a global health problem with medical, psychological, social and demographic implications most of which negatively affects the future of teenage girls. Teen pregnancy is
BY DORIS KATHIA Various communities in our country still have the misconception that it is taboo to talk about sex with young people. It seems communication breakdown between parents and
BY CYNTHIA JOSEPH Inadequate reproductive health information among the youth in my home county of Migori has led to the high numbers of unintended pregnancies among the teenagers. This will
BY EMMANUEL MWITA Public health officials and reproductive health experts have for the longest time advocated for the involvement of men as a strategy of addressing the low uptake of
I personally believe that teenage pregnancy is also caused by our parents and guardians because they don’t talk to teenagers about sex or any sexual reproductive health.
As young girls living with disabilities enter adolescence, they are more exposed to sexual violence because it is less ‘detectable’. These forms of violence increase their sense of powerlessness and dependency.