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Should teen fathers face teenage pregnancy consequences?
THE need to bring boys who impregnate their fellow teenage girls to face up to the consequences of their actions has become more apparent in society.
At a meeting recently held by Ipas Zambia at Taj Pamodzi recently, participants felt that girls suffer more when they are impregnated than the boys who are responsible.
Treat Teenage Moms Like Moms, Not Children
Indianapolis — In Indiana, a 17-year-old can deliver a baby and then give a doctor permission to circumcise him. But during her delivery, she can’t give the doctors permission to give her an epidural. She needs her parents to consent to that, and they can refuse.Read More
Malaysia’s problem with teenage pregnancy
PETALING JAYA: Research has shown that an average of 18,000 teenage girls in Malaysia get pregnant each year. Out of this number, 25% or about 4,500 cases involve pregnancy out of wedlock. Citing 2015 statistics from the health ministry, experts from the UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) said while the latest figures for 2018 have not been released,…Read More
The Consequences of Teen Motherhood Can Last for Generations
A child whose mother had her as a teenager is set up to have a tough life. Compared with peers whose parents gave birth later, this child is at a greater risk of being born prematurely, of struggling to acquire basic skills such as literacy and self-control, and of underperforming in school.Read More