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Tag: sex education

  • Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 08:20 UTC

    Almost 30% of teenagers (15 to 19) are mothers in Latin America

    Early maternity in Latin America and the Caribbean means 17.5 % of all infants are born to adolescents, a higher rate than the global average (11.2 %).

    Nearly 30 % of young women in Latin America are mothers before they reach 20 years and the majority of them are underprivileged, which fosters the reproduction of poverty, hinders women's autonomy and their life projects, and underscores the need for public sex education and reproductive health services.

  • Saturday, June 25th 2011 - 07:18 UTC

    Chile among lowest for teen births in Latam, but still double the UK

    Sex  education becomes mandatory in Chile starting in 2012

    Out of every 1,000 girls aged 15-19 in Chile, 51 become pregnant and give birth to a child, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These latest figures place Chile’s percentage below pregnancy rates for all other South American countries, but still far behind nations outside the region.