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Josef Mari Benedict T. BravoBPED 1 – BINSTRUCTIONS: Read the Case study Analysis template for reference and the rubric for rating.Submit it here.- Case Study on Teenage Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion (20 pts)IntroductionAdolescent pregnancies are a global epidemic, but they most commonly occur in poorer andmarginalized pregnancies like the Philippines. Many Filipino women experience unwantedpregnancies, and despite advancements in reproductive health and abortion in the country ishighly stigmatized so those who pursue abortion experience unsafe abortions. Most girls facetremendous pressure to get married early and become mothers while they are still youngAnalysisA significant contributor to maternal and child mortality remains adolescent pregnancy.Complications relating to pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls aged15-19 globally. Pregnant girls and adolescents also face other health risks and complicationsdue to their immature bodies. Babies born to younger mothers are also at greater risk. Formany adolescents, pregnancy and childbirth are neither planned, nor wanted. In countrieswhere abortion is prohibited or highly restricted, adolescents typically resort to unsafeabortion, putting their health and lives at risk. Some 3.9 million unsafe abortions occur eachyear to girls aged 15-19 in developing regions. Adolescent pregnancy can also have negativesocial and economic effects on girls, their families and communities. Unmarried pregnantadolescents may face stigma or rejection by parents and peers as well as threats of violence.Girls who become pregnant before age 18 are also more likely to experience violence within amarriage or partnership. Poor women, rural women and young women are particularly likely toexperience unintended pregnancy and to seek abortion under unsafe conditions. Unsafeabortion carries significant risks for Filipino women: About 1,000 die each year from abortioncomplications, which contributes to the nation’s high maternal mortality ratio. Tens ofthousands of women are hospitalized each year for complications from unsafe abortion. Theadministration of the Philippines has efforts to improve access to contraceptive services havebeen made, but abortion is illegal in all circumstances and Thus, it is extremely stigmatized.Abortion is nonetheless common, but is often performed under unsanitary conditions Outdatedtechniques, and using them.

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