Rappler's latest stories on teenage pregnancy
The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'
Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support
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.
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
'We are surprised that they have a very low teenage pregnancy rate in Culion considering they are composed of islands which make it hard to monitor,' says Chi Vallido of the Forum for Family Planning and Development
'Fornication is not pleasing to the Lord,' we tell them. Well, these kids will gladly go to hell to be with their Romeos and Juliets.
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
(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
Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.
PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy
The 12 final entries carry out youth issues including child labor youth in conflict with the law out of school youth teenage pregnancy and mental health
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children
The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution
Hindi naman sa tatayo sila diyan sa pinto bawat pumapasok bibigyan kagaya ng nagbibigay ng leaflet diyan… Hindi ganoon It has to be done very carefully says Education Secretary Leonor Briones
Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country
There are schools which automatically kick out children who get pregnant and automatically also destroy their lives says Education Secretary Leonor Briones
They hold enormous opportunity to transform the future of the Philippines but this can only happen if they have the right information and skills says UNFPA Country Director Klaus Beck
Zamboanga City natives Rosie and Fahada strive to become the face of the figures and statistics being tossed around during the policy discussions at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen Denmark
Some of the girls manage to escape some of the men and boys too Some are rescued Many find that they are no longer welcome in their villages
There s been little change in the number of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines says a UN agency
The scrapping of the P1 billion DOH budget for contraceptives will affect about 4 million women who are among the poorest of the poor
In 2013 about 289 000 mothers died worldwide That s 800 women dying each day due to preventable causes
In a village in Guimaras people say that when a girl reaches the age of 19 and she is still single she is already considered a spinster
Some Filipinos learn about safe sex only after having several unsafe encounters
Did you know that 1 in every 10 Filipino women aged 15 to 19 is already a mother or pregnant with her first child?
Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says that while the controversial public service announcement went through a process the health department is sensitive to the negative reactions the song elicited
UPDATED A representative from Korean agency SM Entertainment says they already started taking action on the issue but the Philippines health department has yet to give a statement
The National Youth Commission wants the video permanently removed from various official platforms and stop its distribution
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The music video talks about young relationships sexual intercourse and teenage pregnancy
Unless action is taken some 1 2 billion girls will be married by 2050 says the Girls Not Brides coalition of non governmental organizations
Teenage parents Jocelle and Rufino speak up on the challenges of having kids
UPDATED Reproductive health advocates hail the big victory for women and young people and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation
For poor teenage mothers life is a roller coaster ride that just goes round and round
Nigerian police raid a home near Lagos where 8 pregnant girls were staying with plans to sell each of their newborns for nearly 2 000
While it is true that contraception and learning how to use them can dramatically reduce the risk of becoming pregnant there seems to be more to the issue than meets the eye
Residents are so impoverished sex for food prostitution exists in the community
Babies are certainly wonderful but knowing what the financial implications are is important especially for young women
On World Population Day the United Nations and women s advocates are focused on their vision: a world with no unwanted pregnancies
Teenage pregnancy rates and teenage maternal deaths rise over the decade
Peachy and Bibi are more than statistics They are more than survey results they are more than debates they are more than factories to produce OFWs
Save the Children says it was a global scandal that 50 000 teenagers die each year due to pregnancy
Would it make a difference to men if we called the information they needed to know about the body sexual health?