By Reporter , P5. 11/04/18
Manicaland has recorded the highest teenage pregnancy prevalence rates in the country , statistics from the Zimbabwe National Family Council show. The provinces prevalence rate at 27% is above the national average of 22%. Speaking at an adolescence sexual reproductive health forum held in Mutare recently, ZNFPC provincial marketing and communication officer Mr Daniel Maromo said despite receiving a significant supply of contraceptives, the level of teenage pregnancies in the province remained high, especially in rural areas. Incidences of teenage pregnancies have progressively risen over the past three years as the province once had the third highest number of teenage pregnancies.