20 Aug Teenage Pregnancy, Still One of CDO’s Biggest Problems; Youngest Mom For 2018: 12 Years Old, With 2 Babies
Mga higala! Based on an article released by Sunstar CDO, teenage pregnancy still remains as one of the top problems in Cagayan de Oro, and, as of this 2018, the youngest teenage mom recorded in the city is only 12 years old.
According to City Health Officer Dr. Rachel Dilla, their records state that on average, out of the 100 pregnant mothers in CDO, 13 are below 18 years old.
And, what’s more shocking is not the fact that the youngest mother in the city is only 12 years old, you know why? Well, it’s because right now, she’s already pregnant with her second baby.
Dr. Dilla revealed this information saying that, “We were conducting injections among the youth then but when it was her turn, she refused because she is pregnant, and when we asked her age, she said she is 12 years old. And at 12, it was already her second baby.”
Source: Sunstar CDO