Mga nanganak na teenager sa 2020, kumonti sa 23.8K

Mga nanganak na teenager sa 2020, kumonti sa 23.8K

January 29, 2022 @ 4:41 PM 8 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Iniulat ng Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) na bumaba noong 2020 sa 23,855.

Noong 2019, nagsilang ng sanggol ang mga nasa edad 19 pababa sa 180,915 at bumaba sa 157,060 noong 2021.

Habang ang daily birth rate ng 15-19 group ay nasa  425 na 489 noong tang 2019.

 “This is good news for us and our partners who have been advocating for a reduction in teen pregnancies, as well as the health, population and local government units’ social workers who stepped up their services in adolescent health to achieve this result,”ani PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III sa online briefing.

 “Parents and their adolescent children have internalized an increased awareness about the problem of teen pregnancies with regard to the health and well-being of girls having children as minors.”

“The decline noted throughout the year serves as evidence that things are slowly changing for our young women,” dagdag pa nito.

Nakapaloob naman ang comprehensive action plan upang maresolbahan ng adolescent pregnancies sa Executive Order (EO) 141 na nilagdaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

 “The State shall mobilize existing coordinative and legal mechanisms related to the prevention of adolescent pregnancies. It also includes interventions for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies such as comprehensive sexuality education, education and employment opportunities for the young, as well as health promotion through media and communication platforms,” saad sa EO 141.

“The time to act is now and not a day later.” RNT/FGDC