Research confirms Indomie and MoMo as main causes of teenage pregnancies

Research confirms Indomie and MoMo as main causes of rising teenage pregnancies

Research confirms Indomie and MoMo as the main causes of rising teenage pregnancies in Ghana among the youth.

The country is endowed with rich natural resources but yet poverty and high illiteracy is a problem in society.

New research conducted by Star Ghana Foundation and published by StarrFm has revealed the love and desperation for Indomie, mobile money and social media addiction by young girls has been the cause of the increased rate of teenage pregnancies in Ghana.

In May 2020, an old Ghaniana mother who resides inKasoa lamented how her young daughters were being chopped anyhow by the guys in Kasoa.

According to the research, young girls in their teen ages allow men to take advantage of them to be able to get access to their phones to take pictures and post on social media.

They also easily give out their bodies if a man would be able to buy them indomie at night and send them mobile money no matter the amount.

The research findings were shared at a National Dialogue on Sexual and Gender-based violence in a COVID-19 pandemic: prevalence, drivers, and response measures held in Tamale.

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Organized by Star Ghana Foundation in collaboration with Songtaba, the dialogue seeks to identify, share, and suggest solutions to the continued vulnerability of women in the country, the report added.