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El Salvador Struggles To Curb High Rates Of Teenage Pregnancy, Health Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Incest, lack of sex education drive teen pregnancies in El Salvador
“Rape at the hands of relatives and a lack of sex education are driving pregnancies among girls in El Salvador, which is struggling to stem one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America, according to a top health official. More than a third of all pregnancies in the Central American nation are among girls aged 10 to 19, and girls as young as nine have become pregnant, said Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza…” (Moloney, 5/2).

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