SA’s teen pregnancy crisis

  • The New Age - 28 February 2014

A shocking 80 000 babies are born to schoolgirls under the age of 18 in South Africa annually and illegal abortions are spiralling up.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi revealed this during the launch in Tembisa yesterday of a contraceptive (the subdermal) implant which will prevent women from falling pregnant for a three-year-period.

"In South Africa 8% of all deliveries are by young people under the age of 18, which equals about 80 000 babies per year, many of which are premature," he said...read the full article and another related article

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