Tamil Diplomat

Juvenile pregnancies decline in Jaffna District

The statistics of Jaffna District Secretariat had shown that in comparison to last year  the juvenile pregnancies have declined.

The juvenile pregnancy which stood at 419 in 2012 declined to  318 in 2013 296 in 2014 and to date it is standing only at 149. Ignorance, employing children, dropping out from school were the main reasons for the increase in Juvenile pregnancies in the past years.