Teenage pregnancy is not a new issue, as most of the comments in the newspapers would have us believe. Neither is the prevalence particular to T&T as globally, countries have reported that there have been rising rates in early sexual activity, hypersexualised teenagers and increased peer pressure to “try a ting, nuh girl!”
This is an alarming social issue and when we encounter a teenager or child who is pregnant, instead of jumping to conclusions, let us ask the question: Are you a victim of sexual abuse? Have you been raped?
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