22 Sep POPCOM: Around 40 Filipino Teens With Ages 10-14 Give Birth Weekly
Mga higala! The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) has disclosed that around 40 to 50 Filipino teens, aged 10 to 14 years old, are giving birth every week nationwide!
Meanwhile, based on the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data, around 64,000 minors or those 18 years old and below, give birth every year.
“Overall, ang teen pregnancy sa Pilipinas, 500 ang nanganganak kada araw,” said PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III.
ICYDK, out of the 1.668 million live births recorded by PSA in 2018, a total of 2,314 babies were born to teenage parents aged 14 and below, and 234,161 babies were born to adolescents with ages between 15 to 19 years old.
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