In this emotionally charged episode, we share the stories of teenage mothers who navigate the challenging path of early parenthood. Addressing the myriad of choices faced by young parents, we examine the societal responses to teen pregnancies and delve into the support systems available to help empower these young individuals to make informed decisions for themselves and their children.
Adolescent pregnancies are a common problem with documented causes and some bad consequences for one’s health, society, and economy.
Over 34 000 adolescent pregnancies occurred in 2020, with 660 of those conceptions occurring in females under the age of 13.
According to Statistics South Africa’s most recent data on adolescent pregnancies, 90 037 females between the ages of 10 and 19 gave birth in all provinces between March 2021 and April 2022.
In the long run, reducing adolescent pregnancies can be achieved by encouraging group action and empowering girls, their families, and community members through proposals involving family, community, corporations, and the government.