Increasing Investments in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents and Young People In Ghana
Young people in every society constitute both the current and potential human capital of a nation’s development. In order to ensure that young people have a fulflling sexual and reproductive life, appropriate investments must be made in their health and socio-economic well-being.
Demographic Profile of Young People in Ghana
In the fifty-year period between 1960 and 2010, the population of young people (10–24 years) increased more than fourfold, from 2,461,856 (28.7%) in
1960 to 7,849,520 (32.0%) in 2010. This number is expected to further increase to 8,955,000 over the next two decades resulting in the largest-ever cohort of young people in the history of the country