teenage pregnancies in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on teenage pregnancies in the Philippines

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DepEd: 586 students got pregnant in last 6 months of 2019 in Northern Mindanao

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'

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WATCH: Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future

Feb 27, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support

[PODCAST] Making Space: Children having children

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:31 PM

What can be done about the alarming rates of adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines? We explore the topic with insights from Oxfam Pilipinas' Erika Geronimo.

Lawmaker ‘optimistic’ current Congress will pass teen pregnancies prevention bill

Jan 25, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Meanwhile, long-time resource person Carolyn Sobritchea from the UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies thinks there are still challenges at the educational and local government levels

CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN. The National Demographic and Health Survey in 2017 reported that 1 out of 10 women aged 15-19 have begun childbearing. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Teenage pregnancy dragging PH economic growth – Pernia

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:36 AM

For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first

PopCom to Duterte: Declare teenage pregnancy as national emergency

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) Teenage pregnancy causes P33 billion in economic losses, and curbing it would lead to national development, says Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III

Executive Director of Commission on Population and Development Usec. Juan Antonio Perez lll deliver his message during launching the “No More Children Having Children” campaign, a ramped-up crusade for the passage of a law that addresses adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines at a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. According to data from the PSA, 24 babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour. Photo by DARREN LANGIT