Teenage pregnancy in South Africa
SA pupils had more than 200 000 babies in 3 years
About 206 891 babies were born to schoolgoing teenage girls in South Africa between 2009 and 2012, the Education For All report has revealed.
When the research was conducted, 81 655 girls were pregnant, while 8 903 reported stillbirths, says the report, adding that 4 134 had undergone abortions.
The report, which raises the alarm about teenage pregnancy, was published by the Department of Basic Education this month.
Read the full Education for All (EFA) 2013 Country Progress Report here (find under 7.5: Teenage Pregnancy)
Posted on February 14, 2014, in Teen pregnancy and tagged Department of Basic Education, maternal mental health, South Africa, Teen Pregnancy, Teenage Pregnancy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.