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The United Nations Population Fund and a team of volunteers from various tertiary institutions in Northern Ghana joined hundreds of organizations worldwide to commemorate World Contraception Day (WCD).

The colorful celebration, which took place in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, saw young people educate the broader public on safe sex and family planning.

Mammah Tenii, a UNFPA program specialist who spoke with the media at the celebration in Tamale, said the vision of UNFPA is to see a world where every pregnancy is wanted, where every child birth is safe and where every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

“We want every young person to attain their full potential, and we know that when it comes to sex, things like unplanned pregnancy and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI) can prevent young people from reaching their full potential so we engage young people for them to understand their body.” Mr. Tenii added.

The colorful event was organized by the United Nations Population Fund in partnership with the Ghana Health Service and Total Family Health Organization.

Every year on September 26th, World Contraception Day is observed. The annual global campaign is centered on a vision in which every pregnancy is desired.

WCD was founded in 2007 with the goal of increasing contraception awareness and empowering young people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.

Story: Sulemana Zakaria |Justicefmonline |Tamale

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