Naga City passes AYSRH ordinance to win campaign vs teenage births

From setting up teen hubs and centers in every public school and village to the creation of a council that will drive all programs for adolescents, Naga City is taking bolder yet wiser steps to curb teenage births through a newly passed ordinance. Known as the “AYSRH Ordinance,” the measure was enacted last month, a […]

TCI, addressing teenage pregnancies in 10 more PH cities

At least 495 babies are born every day to Filipino girls aged 10 to 19 years, according to the 2019 data of the Philippine Statistics Authority. To address this, Malacañang declared as a national priority the implementation of measures to prevent teenage pregnancy through Executive Order (EO) No. 141, which further mobilized government agencies, the […]

Establishing adolescent and youth-friendly cities seen to help curb teenage pregnancies

Having the third-highest adolescent fertility rate in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is faced with diverse urban reproductive health problems. Available figures show that every year (as of 2016), an estimated 210,000 babies are born to teenage mothers[1], which translates to 12% of all births every year [2]. The launch of “The Challenge Initiative (TCI) to […]