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The Department of Basic Education has set its sights on combating the prevalence of teen pregnancies in schools across the country. It plans to achieve this by introducing a number of programs targeted at Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and bolstering those that are already in place.


The Department of Basic Education will be providing condoms to learners at schools. This comes after high rates of pregnancy in young girls was reported.


A report by the Department of Basic Education has revealed that scores of young girls between the ages of 10 and 19 years old are infected with HIV every week. This was stated during the department's state of teenage pregnancy and comprehensive sexuality report presented to the portfolio committee on Basic Education.


The Department of Basic Education has announced its aim to root out teenage pregnancy through intensified sex education to age-appropriate learners. Read further for more details. 

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