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15 Nov 2017

WC has lowest number of school pregnancies

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Schools in the province have shown a drop in learner pregnancies, from 2818 in 2015 to 2140 in 2017.

Schools in the province have shown a drop in learner pregnancies, from 2818 in 2015 to 2140 in 2017.

Parliament’s Basic Education committee heard on Tuesday there’s also been a national decline in teenage fertility rates over the past five decades.

According to a Human Sciences Research Council study, 16% of South African women aged 15 to 19 have begun childbearing.

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