SOUTH Africa’s schoolgirls are experimenting with unprotected sex, sugar daddies, drugs and alcohol.
And that is why an estimated 94000 schoolgirls are pregnant across the country.
Just over 1600 pregnancies were reported at Mpumalanga schools in the whole of 2012, but already by May this year, 1564 pupils in the same province were pregnant.
As for Gauteng, a recent study conducted by Lindi Molele of Fatlhohang Sechaba, among 500 pupils aged from 13 and 18, showed that about 80 matric pupils in three Ivory Park schools were pregnant!
Molele said about 40 girls were pregnant at Mqele Secondary, 20 at Ivory Park Secondary and another 20 at Eqinisweni Secondary.
“The number could be higher, as there were pregnant pupils in lower grades who were not counted,” she said.
Molele gave those statistics to representatives from Gauteng’s Department of Health and Social Development at an event that was organised for the pregnant girls.
Gauteng education spokesman Gershwin Chuenyane said the department held a summit on teenage pregnancy last year at which they sought expert advice on these matters. – Daily Sun
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