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SEP 21
06:06 AM

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise

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A recent article in?The Bangkok Post?shared findings from a report that pregnancy in women under the age of 20 is on the rise.?This troubling trend is something that we, at The SOLD Project, have tried to combat through sex health & healthy relationship awareness programs, counseling services, and mentorship of our scholarship students. But it is be an uphill battle.

One problem we face is the culture of silence and shame around this issue. If a teenage girl falls pregnant, the immediate reaction is to hide her away and not let anyone know. Following on the heels of that is often a forced marriage to further hide the shame. This is...