Posts Tagged ‘Teen Pregnancy’

UN Body Lauds Decline in Albay Teen Pregnancies

By Cet Dematera (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 18, 2013 – 12:00am

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – The pregnancy rate among teenagers in Albay has declined in the past two years, thanks to direct reproductive health interventions and education assistance programs.

During the signing of a letter of understanding with the provincial government last week, United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNPFA) country representative Ugochi Daniels said teenage pregnancy in the Philippines surged by 70 percent from 1999 to 2009.

Daniels said a strong advocacy campaign is needed to educate and advise Filipino female teens about the dangers of early pregnancy and to inform them about reproductive health in general.

Daniels though noted the decline in Albay’s teenage pregnancies in the past two years, listing the province among those with low pregnancy rates in the country.
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In Tondo, Teenage Mothers See RH Law as a Blessing

Text and photos by Tess Raposas January 31, 2013 8:22pm

When she was barely 13, Lily got pregnant. It was definitely not a matter of choice, but a case of being helplessly led into a situation because of ignorance on one hand, and a family hesitant to entertain curious questions about sexuality on the other. Bring in a pushy boy with equally limited knowledge on the matter, and there’s the inevitable teen-age pregnancy. When he left, Lily had to carry on with the burden alone.

Her friend Bingbing can only feel sympathy for Lily. At 17, Bingbing is due to give birth to her second child in a few months. She lives with her child’s father, but they are not married. Both girls rely on dole-outs from family members and friends, but more often, they have to go scavenging for useable materials from garbage dumps that they can exchange for cash.

Fortunately for Bingbing and Lily, who requested that their names be withheld to protect their privacy, there’s assistance to be had in their community.

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9% of Pinays Aged 15-19 Already Mothers, Says NSO


About 9 percent of Filipino women aged 15 to 19 have begun childbearing, with most of them less likely to pursue their education, results of the 2011 Family Health Survey (FHS) showed.

Also, the National Statistics Office (NSO) noted from the survey that women in urban areas have fewer children than those women in rural areas.

“The total fertility rate [TFR] of women in urban areas averages at 2.7 children per woman. The figure was lower than the average of 3.6 children per woman for those in rural areas. TFR is interpreted as the number of births a woman could have, on the average, at the end of her reproductive years. At the national level, the TFR based on the 2011 FHS was 3.1,” the NSO said.

Based on the survey, women in Metro Manila recorded the lowest TFR at 2.5 children per woman. Women in Mimaropa or Region 4-B, on the other hand, are the most productive with a TFR of 4.1 children per woman. The Mindoro provinces (Oriental and Occidental), Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan compose Mimaropa.
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Andi Backs RH Bill: It’s 2012, Get Real

By Niña Corpuz, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 09/14/2012 7:44 PM | Updated as of 09/15/2012 12:03 AM

MANILA – “Listen to your parents, they really know what’s best,” said actress Andi Eigenmann who was a guest at the first National Summit on Teen Pregnancy sponsored by the National Youth Commission.

Eigenmann shared her experience as a young mom who got pregnant at the age of 21. Eigenmann’s baby girl is now 10 months old.

“I’m not here to glorify what happened to me but I have no regrets,” she said.

Eigenmann was also very vocal about her support for the RH Bill. “It’s 2012, get real.”

The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that the number of teen pregnancies below 20 years old has risen from 126,025 in 2000 to 207,898 in 2010.

In the 2011 Family Health Survey conducted by the NSO, it showed 54 live births/1000 women aged 15-19 as compared to 39 live births/1000 in the 2006 survey.
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(Video) SONA: NSO: Bilang ng Teen Pregnancy, Halos Dumoble Mula 2000 Hanggang 2010

Published on Sep 14, 2012 by gmanews

(Video) Rise in Teen Pregnancies Rattles Philippines


Published on Jun 19, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish

The Philippines has the highest number of teenage mothers in South East Asia.

The country’s population continues to grow by two million people every year, with the number of teenage mothers rising by 70 per cent in 10 years.

Although sex education is controversial in the mostly Roman Catholic country, the 200,000 teen pregnancies each year is fuelling calls to educate young women about birth control.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

(Video) Bilang ng mga Nabubuntis na Teenager sa Bansa, Lumobo ng 70 percent

Umakyat na sa 70% ang mga nabubuntis na teenager sa Pilipinas sa nakalipas na 10 taon. Dahil dito, muling nabuhay ang panawagan para sa pagsasabatas sa kontrobersyal na Reproductive Health Bill. Nagpa-Patrol si Niko Baua. TV Patrol, Abril 28, 2012, Sabado

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