4,000 teen pregnancies a year, says govt


Deputy Women Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh says Malaysian teens for the most part still have low awareness about sex and using contraception. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 22, 2018.

MALAYSIA has an average of 4,000 pregnant teenagers a year, the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry said today.

Citing figures from the Health Ministry, Deputy Women Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said there were 79,302 cases of teenage (below 18 years’ old) pregnancies between 2012 and 2016, which yielded the average figure.


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