Teen pregnancies cost PH economy P33 billion annually: UN


Posted at Oct 18 2017 09:36 AM

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MANILA – The Philippine economy may lose up to P33 billion annually from teenage girls who get pregnant and drop out of school, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

The Philippines is leading Southeast Asia in terms of teenage pregnancies and 1 in 2 minors are engaged in premarital sex, government data showed.

Three in 5 women all over the world don’t have maternity leaves and women earn 77 percent of what their male counterparts make, the UNFPA said.

-- report from Michelle Ong, ABS-CBN News