Invisible Girls and Monday Babies: The untold consequences of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

The ongoing crisis has not only bore hardship on the people of the NW and SW regions but has increased the sexual activity of  young girls and boys, thereby exposing them to teenage pregnancies. Since the crisis started in 2016, schools and other activities that kept youths occupied have been suspended. Most youths have moved into the bushes, either as “freedom fighters” or IDPs, thereby becoming invisible. This set of youths have little or no access to contraceptives, leaving the girls vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies, STDs and other related diseases. Some teenage pregnancies are the end product of rape. From … Continue reading Invisible Girls and Monday Babies: The untold consequences of Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies

Health experts warn that the two English speaking regions may loss what is left of the youth population to teenage pregnancies, STDs, HIV and other related diseases if nothing is done to end the violence. The over four years armed conflict and no school, has amplified the sexual activities of these youths. From June – August 2019, 67 Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors have been to the hospital with some pregnant. Coupled with others affected by the crisis, it is becoming problematic for the few existing health facilities to meet the reproductive health needs of the population. Mah Cecilia Kongla … Continue reading Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies