The Philippines' 'baby factory'
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Inside the Philippines' 'baby factory'

In the Philippines, one in 10 teenagers aged 15-19 are already mothers, according to the UN. While across the world teen pregnancy rates have been going down, in the Philippines it is growing rapidly.

Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila has one of the world's largest maternity wards, known as the 'baby factory', with an unusually high proportion of young mothers.

Hear more on The Compass from BBC World Service.

  • 26 May 2017
  • From the section Asia
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