NZ MPs want Pa­cific fo­cus on sex ed­u­ca­tion

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Pa­cific gov­ern­ments are be­ing asked to pri­ori­tise ed­u­ca­tion on sex­ual and re­pro­duc­tive health. New Zealand’s Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans’ Group on Pop­u­la­tion and De­vel­op­ment is mak­ing the call on to­day’s World Pop­u­la­tion Day, which has the theme ‘In­vest­ing in Teenage Girls.’

The chair of the cross party body, Na­tional MP Bar­bara Kuriger, said parts of the Pa­cific have some of the high­est rates of teenage preg­nancy in the world.

She says while there is bet­ter ac­cess to knowl­edge of re­pro­duc­tive health in the re­gion much more needs to be done, es­pe­cially if all Pa­cific coun­tries are to meet the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals. RNZI

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