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Over a period of 12 months, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies. 

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Teenage pregnancy rates are on a constant rise, this has sparked conversations among children's rights experts and parents. Some children's rights experts even question whether the laws that are meant to be protecting children are being implemented. 

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About 200 000 learners have not returned to school in 2021 while around 120 000 drop out of school yearly due to pregnancy. One third of every learner who falls pregnant will not return to school.

Teenage pregnancy

Humans rights advocacy group the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has written an open letter to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega with regard to the high number of adolescent pregnancies in South African schools.

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Teenage pregnancy can cause a disruption in the lives of many girls and could lead to them not completing school. Between April 2020 and March 2021, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies.Between April 2020 and March 2021, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies.

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A recent report found that 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng between April 2020 and March 2021. Even more concerning, girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies during this period. This has raised concern among various roleplayers in South Africa

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