Teen Pregnancies on the Decrease – Study

HSRC report shows that teenage pregnancies are on the decline regardless of rate remaining unacceptably high

A survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on behalf of the Department of Education, shows that teenage pregnancies are declining though the rate remains ‘unacceptably’ high.

Provinces that currently show high pregnancy rates include Eastern Cape, with 69 pregnant pupils per 1 000 registered, KwaZulu-Natal with 62 and Limpopo with 60 per 1 000 registered.

The report states that the decline can be attributed to increased access to information and improved contraception use.

“This doesn’t mean it’s no longer a problem,” says Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga.

To read the article titled, “Teen pregnancies decreasing, says study,” click here.

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<br /> Sowetan
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