Significant increase in number of adolescents, young girls falling pregnant: Genevieve Quintal

Amnesty International South Africa says there’s a significant increase in the number of adolescents and young girls falling pregnant in the country. The rights group says early pregnancy is a social, health and economic issue affecting children in South Africa. According to the Amnesty report…In South Africa, between April 2017 and September 2021, the number of births to young and adolescent girls between 10 and 14 years of age increased by 48.7%. Between April 2020 and March 2021, 934 girls between 10 and 14 years old gave birth in Gauteng alone. On January 1st, 2022, 65 babies were born to adolescent girls. The youngest was a 13-year-old from the Eastern Cape. Amnesty International Genevieve Quintal.

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