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At least 40 Filipino girls below 15 years old give birth weekly, says gov’t agency

About 40 to 50 Filipino girls aged 10 to 14 years old are giving birth every week, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) today said. PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo that this brings up the number of teen pregnancies to double what it was a decade back. He expressed ... This article, At least 40 Filipino girls below 15 years old give birth weekly, says gov’t agency, originally appeared on...

Previous Next Coconuts p Photo: Unsplash About 40 to 50 Filipino girls aged 10 to 14 years old are giving birth every week, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) today said.This article, At least 40 Filipino girls below 15 years old give birth weekly, says gov’t agency, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.“For the entire year, 2,250 [girls aged] 10 to 14-year-old gave birth in 2018.He expressed concern over this trend, which occurred despite the existence of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 which which guaranteed universal access to contraception methods, fertility control, and sexual education.

PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo that this brings up the number of teen pregnancies to double what it was a decade back.Ten years ago in 2010, there were only 1,000, so the number doubled,” Perez said in English and Filipino.

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