Teenage Pregnancy

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Teenage pregnancies

His Majesty, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV’s speech at the 2019 IGD.

Topical Discussion on Teen Pregnacy

Facts

24% of girls Family planning would reduce teenage pregnancies, which currently stands at 24% of girls between 14-19 years old. Source: UNFPA

Senga

"Can a woman get pregnant using the withdrawal method of birth control?"

"Pulling out before the man ejaculates, known as the withdrawal method, is not a foolproof method for birth control. Some ejaculate (fluid that contains sperm) may be released before the man actually climaxes. In addition, some men may not have the willpower or be able to withdraw in time."

"Can a woman get pregnant while breastfeeding?"

"Yes. Even though breastfeeding may suppress or delay menstruation, you can still get pregnant. Ovulation will occur before you start having menstrual periods again, so follow your doctor's recommendation on the appropriate birth control method to use."

"Can I end my own pregnancy by falling down the stairs or drinking an herbal tea?"

"No, you can’t end your own pregnancy by falling down the steps or using an herbal remedy. There are a lot of myths about how to end a pregnancy. It is impossible to tell which ones might work, which ones don’t work and which ones can be very dangerous to your health and even your life."

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