Namibia could see a population explosion as the country is running out of contraceptives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The only contraceptive available was the Depo-Provera injection, which health officials said was not ideal for young women who have not had children as it might affect their fertility.
Executive director of health Ben Nangombe said: “We have a challenge in that suppliers cannot deliver, because their consignments are held up at ports and factories due to tight logistics.”
The Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (Nappa) said they feared the country could see a rise in teenage pregnancies.
According to Risto Mushongo, the closure of schools could lead to teens engaging in sex to pass the time.