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TEENAGE PREGNANCY MAY SPIKE AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC – GATCHALIAN

While the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) is projecting a spike in unplanned pregnancies amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is warning that a spike in teenage pregnancies could be part of this population surge, citing similar trends in the Philippines and other countries when emergencies and natural calamities occur. Gatchalian […]

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PROTECT GIRLS FROM TEENAGE PREGNANCY – GATCHALIAN

Following the plea by the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom)for the declaration of a national emergency on teenage pregnancy, Senator Win Gatchalian seeks a Senate inquiry on how to strengthen the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) approach and curb teenage pregnancies in the Philippines. Gatchalian laments the fact that despite the passage of the Reproductive […]

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SEX ED PROGRAM TO ADRESS TEEN PREGNANCY — ARAGONES

“We can prevent cases of teenage pregnancy if all of us will act and talk about sex education as adults.” This according to Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones as she emphasized the need to establish an inter-agency national policy to prevent teenage pregnancies and to institutionalize social protection for teenage parents.  “A poor understanding […]