Teenage Maternal Death in the Philippines


Maternal death on teenagers
During our adolescent years, we have been taught about the basics on reproductive health. This seems to be very important especially to women of reproductive age. Related to this, the thing that is most focused on is pregnancy. The nature and the unpleasant effects it gives to an unwanted or teenage conception.

In the Philippines, teenage pregnancy have risen up as the report of the NSO states. According to the report, there is increasing number of teenagers getting pregnant, specifically aging from 15-19 years old. It is teenage pregnancy we are talking about and it is not just that because in relation to that, there is also an increase on teenage maternal death cases. Let us say there are many causes of maternal deaths and each would evidently lead back to the capability of a woman to conceive a child. See link http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/07/08/13/teenage-maternal-deaths-nso-says

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) in coordination with the Local Health Government in the Philippines is still operating the programs pertaining to Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) , Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and even Family Planning Methods. Through these programs, conditions before, during and after pregnancy are being monitored and reported. Along with this, continuous counseling or education on reproductive health is given to all women of reproductive age.

With correct guidance from the parents and information given by health barangay centers this would help decrease the rate for the adolescent maternal death. The activities are believed to help decrease maternal deaths in the near future.

In this case, sex education plays its important part as it helps teenagers be more aware of the negative effects of early pregnancy and teenage maternal death.

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