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40 babies born to 10-year-old moms every year in The Philippines

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The Philippines recorded annually over a 3-year period at least 40 childbirths from Filipino kids, a population official said Thursday.

This translates to 151 babies born to 9-year-old moms for the years 2011-2014, according to data provided by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
 
“This means kids as young as 9 years old are having sex, getting pregnant and giving birth a year later,” Juan Antonio Perez III, Commission on Population executive director, said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

The figures tell a story: at least 15 babies were born to 10-year-old moms in the Philippines in 2011. This rose to 43 births to 10-year-old moms in 2012, 50 births in 2013, and 43 births in 2014.

PSA data also show higher birth rates as the ages of the moms go up: in 2011, there were 31 babies born to 11-year-old moms, 43 babies born to 12-year-olds, 152 babies for 13-year-olds, and 1,140 babies for 14-year-old moms.

All the data are based on registered birth records from the Civil Registration Service.

The data, however, did not indicate if the young moms were victims of rape. Perez noted that the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) study says there have been cases of young girls in Zamboanga Peninsula who admitted that their first sexual encounters were unplanned, with some saying that there was an “element of force” in the first sexual encounter.

Perez said the figures are alarming, especially when you include the 130,000 total number of births from moms aged 18 years old and below. The Philippines adds about 2 million newborns every year at an annual population growth rate of 1.7 percent, he said.

Cebu province had the highest number of teenage pregnancies every year at 11,000.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/03/23/17/musmos-na-ina-in-ph-40-babies-born-to-10-year-old-moms-annually

No mention on how old the dads were, if any were arrested, nothing.

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Wow. Just wow...

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Alfred E. Neuman

What is your opinion Tullioz?

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Monsoon
2 hours ago, RangerUp said:

All the data are based on registered birth records from the Civil Registration Service.

 

I wonder how many are not registered. 

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RangerUp
1 minute ago, Monsoon said:

I wonder how many are not registered. 

Or didn't survive.

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angbumabasa

One live birth here last year to a 14yo and given away to someone else. Don't know if it was recorded. The mother was a tomboy who liked to hang around with 'guys' and got with them during a drinking spree and got knocked up. :-(:-(

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wondersailor

This probably speaks more to the fact that females are reaching puberty at a  younger age and not neccesarily that younger females are having more sex, though it could be both. 

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Davaoeno
11 minutes ago, wondersailor said:

This probably speaks more to the fact that females are reaching puberty at a  younger age and not neccesarily that younger females are having more sex, though it could be both. 

So your saying maybe 10 year olds have always been having sex,, just that they never got pregnant before because  at age 10 they hadnt reached puberty yet ?

Somehow I dont find that very realistic.

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wondersailor
21 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

So your saying maybe 10 year olds have always been having sex,, just that they never got pregnant before because  at age 10 they hadnt reached puberty yet ?

Somehow I dont find that very realistic.

Why?

 

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RR3

Would be interesting to know how much older the fathers? Impossible I know.

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streak03

Has to be the fault of those damn pesky foreigners, Everyone knows that a Pinoy would never do that

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The data, however, did not indicate if the young moms were victims of rape. 

Yes it did. The age of consent in The Philippines is twelve, I believe (And wait! If any newbie gets ideas because of that, there are other strict (six years+ jail strict) laws about girls under eighteen). Therefore all pregnant ten- and eleven-year-olds were raped.

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shadow
On 4/9/2017 at 1:32 PM, Monsoon said:

I wonder how many are not registered. 

or registered as the child of someone other than the real mother.

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contraman
10 minutes ago, shadow said:

or registered as the child of someone other than the real mother.

Hey, That wouldn't happen here would it?

After all, most are god fearing Catholics. :sarcasm: 

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