Underage birth rate crisis

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According to statistics released by the national department of health, 14 176 girls aged between 10 and 14 fell pregnant in the financial years from April 2017 to March this year. Photo: (iStock)
According to statistics released by the national department of health, 14 176 girls aged between 10 and 14 fell pregnant in the financial years from April 2017 to March this year. Photo: (iStock)

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State and civil society call for the issue to be treated as a statutory rape epidemic, as thousands of girls between 10 and 14 are impregnated.

Startling figures released this week show that 14 000 underage girls, many of them as young as 10, have fallen pregnant over the past four years.

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