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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Teenage Pregnancies – in the north and northeast 15% of under 20 girls have been pregnant

Via: City News – Chiang Mai

Mayuree Yoktree, the head of Social Development and Human Security for Chiang Mai recently told the press that teenage pregnancy in Chiang Mai was an issue she felt should be addressed. She explained that most Thai teens from the ages of around 13-15 are already having sexual relationships.

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She went on to say that the family was of the utmost importance in how the children developed and how their sexual habits are formed, as well as many external factors too in society.

According to Mayuree pregnancy in under 20 year olds is at 15% of the female population in the north and northeast. 

She feels that young girls are not ready for children, not physically, mentally, or emotionally. And this will just lead to more societal problems.

She proposes to launch campaigns to strengthen families and also to warn about the consequence of early pregnancy.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=658

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personal thought:

I believe many of the babies will be raised by their grandmothers.

The girls will become sex workers in Bangkok and Pattaya in order to send money home to their mother and child.

The cycle then repeats itself; over and over and over.

damned shame

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