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Why are teenage pregnancies rising in South Africa?

Africa has the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world.

Eighteen African countries appear in a United Nations list of 20 countries with the highest teenage pregnancies reported.

South Africa's education ministry is now considering policies to introduce long-term contraception to school-going teenagers.

The BBC's Anne Soy reports.

Correction 1 April 2016: The headline has been amended to make it clear that teenage pregnancy rates are rising in South Africa, not necessarily the whole continent.

  • 27 Jan 2016
  • From the section Africa
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