According to figures, 630 teens were impregnated in nine months of 2019 raising the number to 3035 within three years.
This was revealed yesterday in an executive meeting organized by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion bringing together leaders of all district in Western Province.
The mayor of Rubavu district, Gilbert Habyarimana attributed the numbers to domestic conflicts and urban migration.
“These cases are attributed to domestic conflicts and youth’s growing number migrating to town,” he said.
Habyarimana further stated that the latter is additional to inadequate knowledge on reproductive health.
He, however, explained that they have strengthened measures against the issue with an emphasis on teaching reproductive health among schools.
Western Province Governor, Alphonse Munyantwari said they are going to increase awareness on reproductive health and hold accountable those who impregnate teens.
Among others, Nyabihu district has 418 impregnated teens while Rutsiro has 404. Western province records 2873 impregnated teens out of 15 696 countrywide.