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Monday March 4, 2024

About 80,000 girls in Ghana aged 12 to 17 years already married or living with a man

Nationally, 79,733 girls in Ghana aged 12 to 171 have been in union i.e. married2 or living together with a man according to the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC). Out of this number, 25,999 are girls of Junior High School going age (12 to 14 years). The regions with the highest percentage of girls ever in union are North East (13.0%), Savannah (10.9%) and Northern (10.6%) all with rates more than twice the national average (4.0%).

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