Reasons behind teenage pregnancy varies: Tukutukulevu
January 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Ninety- two cases of teenage pregnancy were recorded by the Child Services Department last year.
Child Services Assistant Director, Ela Tukutukulevu says the numbers are quite high and there are various reasons behind some of these cases.
“Many are from dysfunctional families, some cases are from a single parent family, and some because they are living with aged grandparents so they are left to do whatever they want to do so there is no restrictions probably, and there is no limitations.”
Police Chief of Operations, ACP Maretino Qiolevu says they also recorded their own statistics for 2018.
“Right now, we have been stepping up on our awareness in schools, awareness to parents and also in working together with stake holders in trying to educate our parents on how to treat their children and how to teach their children and what to monitor.”
Meanwhile, the Child Services has recorded 750 teenage pregnancy cases since 2012 with 127 in 2017, it being the highest.