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12 April 2013

SA broods over teen pregnancies

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Pregnancy in schools has once again become a media focus, partly because of an unfolding Constitutional Court case that involves school policy on pregnant pupils.

Last week the Mail & Guardian drew attention to the scale of the problem — according to official estimates, 90 000 schoolgirls were pregnant last year, for instance — and the unwillingness of teachers and parents to allow sex to be openly discussed in schools as a reason for pregnant pupils being unsupported (“Pregnant schoolgirls left in lurch”, April 5)

Source: Mail & Guardian

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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