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Teenage pregnancies number 56 and counting

July 25, 2016 6:31 pm

Fifty six new cases of teenage pregnancies have been recorded by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in the last seven months.

According to the Ministry, the ages recorded are between 14 years to 18 years.

The Ministry recorded 168 cases of teenage pregnancies from January to December last year.

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Minister, Rosy Akbar says a collaborative approach is essential to address child welfare cases.

She says parents, teachers, community leaders, also play an important role when addressing such issues.

Akbar adds that the cases of teenage pregnancies are being addressed through partnership of various stakeholders, like Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Medical Services Pacific, Empower Pacific and Save the Children.

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