It is unethical in some societies in Central Africa, to have sex before marriage talk less of showcasing your disrespect for tradition with pregnancy, then worst of it, you give birth to a girl. Then in some communities like the Muslim community, it is an abomination to have kids before marriage. Then Biblically, it is recommended not to be sexually involved without a commitment of marriage which implies no kids before marriage except through the holy spirit. In some Pentecostal churches when a girl gets pregnant before marriage, she becomes the topic of preaching for the Sunday, and she is traumatized and blackmailed into leaving the church. On the other hand some countries due to the small size of their population encourage child bearing from who ever.
Finding out while despite these taboos, early pregnancy is still rampant in Central African countries, the following were brought out
Most of the Central African regions is witnessing some kind of civil unrest. Either fighting to impeach a dictator president, fighting for control of resources, or suffering from terrorism. At this point in time during war, there is lawlessness. Soldiers are deployed to different regions where they are separated from families. In a bid to save the world, they sexually abuse these kids as young as 10years old. some of these girls are lured with promises of protection, small gifts while some are threatened. Then comes the worst group who sexually abuse young girls during war, the rebels.
Trapping Men in their nets.
Single Mother syndrome
There is this other group of young girls who just like the words 'single mother". Don't know what they are thinking but they prefer to say they are single mothers when asked their marital status to saying they are single.
These other group of girls will say they prefer to have kids now incase in the future a husband does not come atleast they will already have mature kids to live for.
With the above reasons, there is a need to address the issue of premarital child bearing. The population is adding but the land to accommodate the growing population is not adding
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