In 2019, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed a staggering number of births from young mothers with ages ranging from 10-19. In that same year, there are about seven live births to teenage mothers from 10-14 years old every day. These statistical data from the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics of PSA proved that this is just one of the many considerations why the teenage pregnancy should be acted upon.
With the issuance of Executive Order No. 141, “Adopting as a National Priority the Implementation of Measures to Address the Root Causes of the Rising Number of Teenage Pregnancies,” as part of the advocacy on Adolescent Health and Development of the Commission on Population and Development-Region VIII supports the conduct of CSE Orientation and/Workshop in partnership with the Department of Education.
POPCOM had developed a program that will contribute to the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for Teachers the 5th and 6th classes of the Provinces in Eastern Visayas. (Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte)
The activity aims to bring together implementers and stakeholders working in the field of sexuality education to participate in the dialogue on strategies and approaches to facilitate the scale-up of the CSE programme, as well as strengthen its linkage to sexual and reproductive health services.