Poor parenting responsible for increasing teenage pregnancy – Osun Health Commissioner

Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu says pregnancy among many sexually active teenage girls is on the increase due to lack of selfcare and poor parenting.

Dr. Isamotu said this on Thursday in Osogbo while delivering an address at a seminar organised by the Federal Ministry of Health, Public Health Department.

The commissioner said, “others who eventually deliver these babies lack the psychological and material requirements for raising a child. These situation thereby result in poorly raised children who end up becoming a menace to the society.”

In his contribution, the Director of Reproductive Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Kayode Afolabi, who was represented by Remi Bajomo, Deputy Director of Reproductive Health, explained that selfcare delivery was a new innovation to enable women attend to their health by themselves, without requiring the services of any health care provider.

Dr. Afolabi had stressed that states and local governments had enormous responsibilities of ensuring that the message on the national guidelines on selfcare was taken to the rural areas where it was much needed because of the high percentage of people with limited literacy who reside in them.


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