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The country leads hemisphere in teen pregnancies

Santo Domingo.- United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) revealed Monday that Dominican Republic is the country with the most pregnant adolescents of all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sonia Vásquez spoke during a march led by adolescents and representatives of national and international entities whose efforts seek to alert on the problem of increasing cases of pregnant youngsters. The activity was held in the Libertador sector of the subdivision Herrera, Santo Domingo West.

The provinces with the highest figures are Azua, Pedernales, Bahouco, Elias Piña and Barahona, all in the southwest.

The country marks World Pregnancies in Adolescents Prevention Day, Monday, September 26.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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