Teen Pregnancy

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  • Topic: Adolescence, Pregnancy, Youth
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Teenage pregnancy in the Philippines is increasingly becoming a major cause of concern. There is a rising trend of young n becoming mothers and majority of whom are married. Young pregnant women are more vulnerable to death during pregnancy while child-birth and a huge number are not physically and fictionally prepared for motherhood. This is a feet reflection that there is inadequate and accurate information on adolescent pregnancy not enough priority is given to maternal and health care. Kids with kids

We are faced with a glaring truth that at a very young age, a lot of young people today have children of their own. According to the 2003 National Demographic and Survey, one out of four women become mothers by age 19 while four out of 10 women in the 20-24-year-old bracket have already engaged in sexual activity. In this young population, the majority are still unmarried 83.1 percent are living-in with their partners and 2.6 lent are not in union. The rate of pregnancy increases from 25 percent to 50 percent by the time women reach the 0f 20-24. More than the numbers, teenage pregnancy is a cause of concern because of the special role young women play society. Therefore the consequences increase and become more serious. Sadly, most kids do not know what to do when confronted with these problems. We are faced with a glaring truth that at a very young age, a lot of young people today have children of their own. According to Dr. Jean Marc Olive, representative to the Philippines , "In the Philippines, there is a difficulty in talking about issues on sexuality because Filipinos are very conservative. Because of this, there is a lot of misinformation about sexuality. Therefore, I believe that talking about sexuality will make children more responsible." >Dr. Corazon Raymundo, professor, UP Population Institute, emphasized the importance of educating the youth to help them more responsible in curbing the prevalence of teenage in the Philippines. "We should have...
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