The Bacolod City Population Office (CPO) recently conducted a symposium on teenage pregnancy at five secondary schools across the city, which saw a total of 2,413 Grade 7 to 12 students attend.
According to CPO officer-in-charge Ernie Asoy, the program educated young people about adolescent health, providing information on gender matters, reproductive health, the circumstances of sexual activity, along with services provided by the office.
He hopes the symposia will help reduce instances of teenage pregnancy in the city.
Earlier this year, a report by the Iloilo CPO found teenage pregnancies were on the decline in their city.
583 teen pregnancies were recorded in 2017, a decline from the 691 in the previous year, constituting a drop of 15.62 percent./WDJ