NYC alarmed over Cordi pregnancy rate

Sun.Star Baguio - - OPINION -

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.

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