oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Reducing teenage pregnancy : review

Volume 77, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The human population is growing rapidly and the impact of these numbers is potentially devastating. With an estimated 12% of South African teenagers having been pregnant in their lives, teenagers engaging in sexual experimentation may add to the number of unplanned births. Sexuality is an important part of human development, and the World Health Organization has identified adolescent-friendly health services as a worldwide priority.

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