L’ONG Save the children Warning about adolescents and pre-teen pregnancies in South Africa during corona virus outbreaks. In the most populous part of the country, namely Johannesburg, an increase of 60% has been recorded.
In fact, a quarter of South Africa’s health care provinces around Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria, gave birth to more than 23,000 babies between April 2020 and March 2021.
“It is heartbreaking to see a child become a mother. Children should be children, not to bring them into the world. It is especially devastating to know that most of the girls who gave birth last year were teenagers.“, Underscores the Health and Nutrition Manager Save the children, Marumo Sekobela.
As a result, he called on the authorities to disseminate essential information on contraception and protection against STDs, insisting that the risk of infection should be identical.Lost irreversible setbacks and progress“For young women.
In South Africa, early childbirth forces many women to drop out of school and “Relying on them for the cycle of poverty and public assistanceUnderscores the NGO.