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Plunge in the number of babies born to teens as youth get more savvy about contraception
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE – The number of babies born to teenagers has halved in the past decade, and counsellors say this is largely because today’s teens are a lot more savvy about using contraception.
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Pregnant at 17, she was forced by her parents to marry the father of her baby
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE – Anna started having sex at 15 and two years later, she was pregnant. Soon after, her parents forced her to marry her then boyfriend before the baby was born.
Teen abortion: Grief, guilt and shame can linger for decades
“Anecdotally, teenagers contemplating abortion often have to deal with the fear of parental anger and disappointment, the stigma associated with…
Creating family-first polices that benefit working parents
Melisa Wong, Executive Director at Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support, a charity dedicated to supporting pregnant teens in need and a…
家是心灵的避风港，爱与关怀是彷徨困惑之心的依靠。然而，许多未婚先孕少女的原生家庭，却是冰冷或不健全的，不少是单亲家庭或父母一方再婚，有的父母坐牢，有的父母长期缺席。 Read the rest here.
Hit by rising costs, low-income S’pore families with young kids get by with milk donations, processed food
SINGAPORE – Ms Teresa Christiana Katty, 34, cooks chicken curry once or twice a month for her four children.
Rising grocery costs mean that chicken – which used to be an almost daily staple in 2022 – has become a treat for the family.
Revamping roles and responsibilities to help volunteers help others
Fine-tuning volunteer roles can help ensure that social service agencies assist not just their beneficiaries but support their band of volunteers as well.
Young Singaporeans look to TikTok for sex education as more challenge culture of shame
Many young people are expanding their sex education online, reading and discussing a wide range of topics including respect, LGBTQ…
Teen mum: The child is innocent. I don’t see a reason why the baby has to die
This article was originally published by The Straits Times on 31 July, 2022. SINGAPORE – When she became pregnant out of wedlock…
Number of teen pregnancies and minor marriages fall steadily in past decade
This article was originally published by The Straits Times on 31 July, 2022. SINGAPORE – It is increasingly uncommon to find a…
Fewer babies born to teenage mums in Singapore over past decade
SINGAPORE – Fewer women are becoming mothers in their teens, according to the latest statistics. Last year, 256 babies were…
As volunteering goes virtual, more people are giving their time
SINGAPORE — In the past year, some charities here have seen an increase in people stepping forward to volunteer, due…
Finding her calling in helping youths overcome adversity, Babes social worker shares why she became a Social worker
1. Social work was not your starting career path, why did you do a career switch to join the social…
Quitting a Corporate job for Social Services, Babes Social worker shares why
To celebrate World Social Work Day, 16th March 2021, we sat down with Babes social worker, Noor Haslinda Hj. Md…
The Top 16 Places To Volunteer In Singapore
Are you looking for a good way to contribute to the community? You may be interested in today’s roundup, then,…
COVID-19: Non-profit entities step up online activities amid fund-raising struggle
SINGAPORE — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing severe social disruption and economic downturn, non-profit organisations in Singapore have been facing…
Abortion In Singapore: The Essential Guide (2020)
1 in 3 women worldwide will have an abortion in their lifetime. This in-depth guide answers all the most common questions about getting an Abortion in Singapore.
Two women offer to adopt infant found in rubbish bin
But he showed an instinct for survival by crying loudly to alert two cleaners, who then rescued him from the bin.Now two women have come forward to offer the infant a home after reading about his traumatic experience in The New Paper yesterday.
Baby found in rubbish bin: Support network in place for distressed pregnant women, say social workers
Source: The Straits Times
When an abandoned baby is found, the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) Child Protective Service will arrange for the child’s immediate care, while police investigate the case.
Teenage pregnancy in Singapore: How Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support is helping teens in need
Being a teenager in Singapore, or anywhere in the world for that matter, can be a rather challenging time in life (for them and us!). Being a pregnant teenager is a whole different ballgame. Society has a long way to go in becoming more accepting of young parents, and even with the best will in the world, we all know that ‘accidents’ can happen, no matter how clued up on contraception a teenager (or any person having sex for that matter!) is.
Rejected And Beaten By Her Family, All This Teen Mum Wanted Was A Safe Space To Call Home
Source: THE PRIDE
She walks confidently through the doors with baby in arm, accompanied by her partner. Despite her small frame, she exudes a fiery energy. And she has a smile so bright you wouldn’t believe that not too long ago, her life was a complete…
Jumlah remaja Melayu bawah 21 tahun yang terlanjur meningkat sejak 5 tahun lalu: BABES
Source: BERITA mediacorp
‘The number of pregnant Malay teenagers below 21 years has increased over the last 5 years:…
Give a present by donating to a charity via online platform Gift-It-Forward
Source: The Straits Times
Rather than throw a party like she usually did, professional matchmaker Glenda Quek, 38, celebrated her birthday last year with a worthy cause.
Young, and a mum twice over: Study sheds light on successive pregnancies among girls
SINGAPORE – Amid recent court cases of men who got teenage girls pregnant more than once, a recent study by doctors at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) has shed light on the rate of successive pregnancies among girls in Singapore.
The Edge: A family affair
Source: THE EDGE
SINGAPORE (Mar 5): There is a saying in design circles that the best designs are the ones you do not even notice. They are so subtle, you take them for granted. A perfectly tactile light switch. The smooth swiping motion on your smartphone’s screen. The crown of a mechanical watch that makes satisfying clicks as you wind it.
Interview with Babes : Pregnancy Crisis Support
Source: Eleven Asia
Babes is a pregnancy crisis service that proactively reaches out to anyone aged 21 and below needing support and awareness of her options and is able to make an informed decision with regards to her pregnancy.
Ramadan Talks: Teenage pregnancy and marriage
More than 40 participants gathered for the second session of Gender Equality is Our Culture’s (GEC) Ramadan Talks, to learn more about the causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy and marriage within the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore.
Babes: Commitment to assist pregnant teenage girls
In the journey of life, there is both joy and sadness. Whenever the sun rises, it soon beckons the night. When fate takes away the warmth of the day and leaves only the chill of the night, there would be those who would choose not to bow their heads down to fate. They would journey in the darkness with a heart full of determination to keep…
Big drop in number of teen pregnancies
Source: The Straits Times
The number of teenage girls getting pregnant in the past decade has dropped massively and it is not because fewer of them are having…
5 charities in Singapore you can donate old clothes and things to
Source: HER WORLD
Whether you’re doing your Chinese New Year spring-cleaning or moving, here’s where you can donate your old belongings to.
An 18-year-old Singaporean mum’s story
Source: The Asian Parent Singapore
A mother at the tender age of 18, find out how this Singaporean girl kept her secret until just one day before her expected due date and how her story turned out to have a happy…
Stories Featured in Hey Solo Sister (An initiative by NTU students)
Source: Hey Solo Sister
Hey Solo Sister is a communications campaign launched by four students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication…
Babies born to teens the lowest in 25 years
The number of teenage girls getting pregnant in the past decade has dropped massively, and it is not because fewer of them are having sex. Instead, social workers say it is because today’s teens are just more savvy about using…
Teen births drop to 20-year low
The number of babies born to teenage girls in Singapore last year reached its lowest level in at least two decades. Last year, 404 were born to girls aged 19 and below, provisional figures from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority…
Babes: Crisis Intervention For Pregnant Teens
Source: City News
Conducted by Jacinda Tan, program manager at BSS, the meet-and-greet session aimed to educate the volunteers and answer their questions about Babes, a crisis intervention program to support pregnant…