Teenage fertility rates falling in South African

Type Journal Article - South African Medical Journal
Title Teenage fertility rates falling in South African
Volume 97
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 442-443
URL http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/814
Letter to the editor about decreasing rates of teenage fertility in South Africa. Despite the ongoing fertility decline and the country’s development trajectory, mean age at first birth has not increased. The fixation on teenage pregnancy and the Child Support Grant offers an unnecessary and counterproductive diversion from the real issues surrounding teenage fertility and pregnancy. Becoming pregnant requires unprotected sex, meaning exposure to HIV and other STIs.

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