24th October 05:52 PM
1,456 teenage pregnancies recorded last year
By Semi Turaga
Friday 06/10/2017

Teenage pregnancy in Fiji stands at 24 per 1000 women in the reproductive age.

National Advisor Family Health Doctor Torika Tamani says this means that out of every 1000 females aged between 15 to 49 year old, 24 of them would be teenagers aged between 13 to 19 years old.

She is urging young people to visit their HUB centers which are available in Suva, Labasa and Lautoka and ask for advice on sexual or mental health concerns.

1,456 teenage pregnancies recorded last year and 48 of those pregnant were under the age of 15 years.

A total of 47 cases of teenage pregnancies were recorded in schools last year of which 19 cases were recorded in primary schools and 28 cases were recorded in secondary schools.

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