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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Teenage pregnancies on rise in the Philippines

The Philippines has the highest number of teenage mothers in South East Asia.

The country's population continues to grow by two million people every year, but the the number of teenage mothers which has risen by 70 per cent in 10 years.

Although sex education is controversial in the mostly Roman Catholic country, the annual 200,000 teen pregancies is raising a loud call for birth control education.

Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

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