CHO bares decrease in teen-age pregnancy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:07

The City Health Office has recorded a decrease in teen-age pregnancies following a more holistic approach to arrest the upward trend.

Ma. Rosalie M. Mendoza, CHO Adolescence Health Development Program Coordinator, said that health officials are focusing on problems regarding adolescence, seen as the root of teen-age pregnancies.

Reasons given for teen-age pregnancy cases include technology and the teen’s lack of knowledge on reproductive health.

The CHO also has trained doctors, nurses and midwives educated in handling adolescents in dealing with pregnancy and post pregnancy situations.

These medical practitioners provide lectures and make sure that the health centers are adolescent-friendly.

This is to ensure an open relationship between the teen and the practitioner.

“Burden este kanila so we really need to help them,” said Mendoza.

Meanwhile, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco- Salazar said that she wants a pro-active campaign on teen-age pregnancy.

This is through education and distribution of information education materials. (RGAAGo)