Pregnancy, binging alarming

2016-04-28 06:00

I’m worried about the alarming rate of teenage pregnancy at high schools across the country.

Many black teens get pregnant every year. These unplanned pregnancies remain a serious challenge and concern.

I believe that lack of sex education in schools and at home, inadequate access to birth control, poverty, limited education and substance abuse are some of the factors contributing to teenage pregnancy.

Messages portrayed on TV and cinemas appear to promote premarital sex and fail to look into the risk of diseases and contraception.

Teenage pregnancy can be reduced only if parents, teachers and pupils work together. The government should also play its part to save these kids and come up with effective public awareness campaigns targeting secondary schools.

Nelson Koba Langa

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