Teenage Mums Require Support

“Only one in three teenagers who fall pregnant continues her education after delivery,” says the UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the only one in three teenagers who fall pregnant continues her education after delivery, despite the South African Schools Act, which says that ‘girls who become pregnant should not be denied access to education.’
 
The UNFPA estimates that 51 000 South African schoolgirls gave birth in 2011 and the Department of Health reports that eight percent of the women who give birth in public hospitals and clinics are less than 18 years old.
 
University of KwaZulu-Natal’s researcher, Samantha Willan, argues that that falling pregnant has a devastating effect on a teenage girl's schooling. "Supporting teenage mothers to complete their education is the most powerful intervention we as society can make for both the teenage girl and her baby," she explains.  
 
To read the article titled, “Teenage moms need support, not censure,” click here.

Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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