NYC alarmed over Cordi pregnancy rate
NSecretaryATIONAL Youth Commission Assistant Perci Cendana is alarmed over the continuous spike in pregnancy statistics in the region.
Cendana said “The latest teen pregnancy statistics is even more alarming because the already high incidence in CAR continues to increase.”
Total deliveries this year reveal 1,322 against the 904 deliveries last year compounding the already high incidence
of teen pregnancy in the Cordilleras which show an increase of 45% in 1st Semester of 2017.
Cedana said “This is a clear indicator that current efforts and interventions are either not enough or are not effective in curbing the prevalence of pregnancy among young women & girls in the region.”
The statistics were presented during the third quarter meeting of Cordillera Regional Youth Advisory Council [RYAC] Cordillera where latest data on rising teen pregnancy incidence was presented.
Data were based on data from the 1st Semester of 2016 against same period of this year taken among the number of deliveries by youth aged 10-19 years old showing Benguet topping the charts with 315 deliveries against 229 last year. In number two is Kalinga with 278 deliveries this year against the 112 from last year followed by Baguio City with 259 this year against the 117 logged last year with Abra coming in with 186 deliveries against 58 last year.
Lowering teen pregnancy in the region were Ifugao with 86 against 139 last year and the Mountain Province 86 against the 104 logged previously.