We conclude our mini – series on unsafe abortion in Madina, Accra, very close to the back street abortion clinic operated by the infamous ?Dr. Drah?. He performed hundreds of illegal abortions and even had unprotected sex with some of his clients. The shocking revelations, supported by video evidence from undercover investigator, Anas, hit the national headlines in June 2012.
The question many people were asking was; why?are so many young girls and women willing to risk gross abuse and even their lives at the hands of such back street quacks? We gathered a representative group of young people, especially young women to find out why and more besides. It was a unique conversation that laid bare current thinking about sex, pregnancy and contraception, social stigma and dilemmas and what young people believe to be the ways forward.