Afrik-News: Pubers in Zuid-Afrika zwanger om erbij te horen

Teenage school girls in South Africa say it’s more fashionable to fall pregnant while still a student because “you are like a fool if you don’t have sex” a study has shown.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, revealed alarming statistics that showed almost 5000 schoolgirls in Johannesburg became pregnant in just one school calendar year.

Minister Motsoaledi said teenage pregnancy between the ages of 12 and 19 has reached such high proportions that education officials, parents and NGOs are working around the clock to address the problem.

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Krista Russchen

02 maart 2011