Feb 062015

WORD ON TEENAGE PREGNANCIES: With teen pregnancies on the rise in Phuket, the provincial Public Health office is taking steps to bring the number down with sex education programs in schools and confidential family planning services at district health clinics, where activities are planned to generate more awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

teenage pregnancies world map

Map showing prevalence of teenage pregnancies around the world

The number of teen mothers aged between 15 and 19 in Phuket is now at about 60 in every thousand, compared to the accepted standard by health authorities of 50 in every thousand.