#GirlsNotMoms: Eliminating Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 25 January 2020

Author: UNFPA Philippines

K E Y P O I N T S

  • The Philippines has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates among the ASEAN member states.
  • More than 500 adolescents are becoming pregnant and giving birth every day.
  • Childbearing in adolescence carries increased risks for poor health outcomes for both mother and child, and lower educational attainment and employability, causing economic losses to the country.
  • Comprehensive sexuality education alongside better access to services for the adolescent is the key to ending teenage pregnancy.