Reproductive Health

Philippine population hits 109 million

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2021

by Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star), 8 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine population has reached 109 million based on the 2020 Census of Population and Housing gathered by the Philippine Statistics Authority, Malacañang said in a proclamation yesterday.

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‘National priority’: Gov’t steps up measures to curb rise in teenage pregnancies

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2021

by Genalyn Kabiling, Manila Bulletin, 29 Jun 2021 The government is stepping up efforts to prevent teenage pregnancy, including ensuring access to sexual education and reproduction health services.

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‘My body, my own’: UNFPA, POPCOM push for teens’ rights to bodily autonomy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2021

by Alexandria Dennise San Juan, Manila Bulletin, 19 May 2021 Over 20 million young Filipino women struggle to enforce their rights to bodily autonomy as practices of child marriage, instances of gender-based violence, and lack of services for reproductive health persist in the country.

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PopCom sees higher maternal mortality

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 5 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Population (PopCom) has reported an increase in maternal deaths in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1.4 million unintended pregnancies recorded amid COVID-19 pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on March 16, 2021

by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), 15 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Some 1.4 million unintended pregnancies have been recorded due to the disruption in contraception services since the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared a year ago, according to the United Nations’ sexual and reproductive health agency.

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Millions of women deprived of contraception in pandemic: UNFPA

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2021

by Agence France-Presse, 11 Mar 2021 Some 12 million women may have lost access to contraception due to pandemic health disruptions, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency said Thursday, warning that the poorest and most vulnerable were the hardest hit.

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PopCom renews call for protection of women during pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on March 10, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 10 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Population (PopCom) yesterday renewed its call for the protection of Filipino women, especially during the pandemic.

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8 Feb 2021 – Pregnancies among 10-14 minors rising, social support needed: POPCOM

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

by ABS-CBN News, 8 Feb 2021 MANILA – The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) on Sunday called for social support for minors who have pregnancies after the state statistics bureau said births among girls ages 15 years old and below went up by 7 percent in 2019 compared to the preceding year.

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Teen pregnancy: A national social emergency

Published by rudy Date posted on November 27, 2020

by Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star ), 27 Nov 2020 The government declared in August 2019 that teenage pregnancy is a national social emergency on the back of clearly worrisome trends.

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20 Nov 2020 – PopCom moves to curb rise in teen pregnancy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2020

(The Philippine Star), 20 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Population is moving to stop the rising prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, with 75,000 young women likely to become first-time mothers next year.

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The Philippines’ birth practices facilitate maternal and infant mortality declines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2020

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We are happy to share with you all an advocacy brief by @ITPCglobal , @SalamanderTrust and partners on Women, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights before COVID-19. The advocacy brief can be assessed here https://itpcglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SRHR-women-and-HIV_20200929.pdf

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2020

We are happy to share with you all an advocacy brief by @ITPCglobal, @SalamanderTrust and partners on Women, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights before COVID-19. The advocacy brief can be assessed here https://t.co/qGw4oXtcVJ pic.twitter.com/4stKtKM0L6 — GBV Prevention Net (@GBVnet) October 2, 2020

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At least 40 Filipinos under age 14 give birth in Philippines annually: POPCOM

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2020

by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News, 17 Sep 2020 MANILA – At least 40 children aged between 10 and 14-years-old give birth in the Philippines every year, an official from the Population Commission (POPCOM) said, Thursday.

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PopCom wants more legislation vs teenage pregnancy amid rising, alarming data

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 12 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A government organization is calling for more educational drives and legislation against teenage pregnancies, as data points out that 10 percent of Filipinas aged 15 to 19 years old have already given birth at least once.

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What’s needed to ensure maternal health for women in vulnerable populations

Published by rudy Date posted on July 31, 2020

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A new study suggests we’re about to see a major drop in fertility

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2020

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COVID-19 impacts on family planning, women’s health, and gender-based violence

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2020

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Unintended consequences of ECQ: Unplanned and unwanted pregnancies

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2020

by Bernice Beltran, 10 May 2020 After seeing her brother locked up in a city jail despite being a minor for charges that were withdrawn, Michelle (not her real name) discovered how poor families like hers are not treated fairly.

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Trump’s Global Gag Rule & defunding of @UNFPA have decimated access to family planning & programs spanning HIV, maternal/child health, TB & nutrition. Amid this pandemic we have no time for political gamesmanship! Proud to lead 114 MoC calling for urgent humanitarian exemptions!

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2020

.@UNFPA estimates a 6 month lockdown will mean 47 million women w.o. contraception, 7 million unintended pregnancies, 31 million new cases of gender-based violence. Over 10 yrs, that means 13 million more child marriages & 2 million more cases of female genital mutilation. — Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) May 4, 2020

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New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2020

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Coronavirus chaos could cause extra 7 million unintended pregnancies, UN study finds

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2020

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PopCom to teens: Don’t rush into relationships

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2020

by Rhodina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) With Paolo Romero, 15 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — As the world celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, an official of the Commission on Population (PopCom) advised teenagers not to rush into sex to avoid getting pregnant early.

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PH population growth slows down

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2019

By: Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Dec 2019 Despite attempts by some sectors, including the Catholic Church, to prevent the full implementation of the reproductive health (RH) law passed in 2012, the country’s population growth slowed down by 0.2 percent, resulting in a drop of 1.2 million from the projected population increase by 2020,…

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#2030Now: This is how you give women real political and social power

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2019

Oxfam Pilipinas’ SHE projects envisions ‘a world where consent is valued, pleasure is acceptable, and sexual health and satisfaction are achieved’ by Janella Paris, Rappler, Sep 22, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – Women can only achieve genuine political and social power if they have full control over their bodies.

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500 Filipino teenagers give birth every day, says POPCOM director

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2019

By KAELA MALIG, GMA News, Jul 11, 2019 Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Executive director Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III said that around 500 Filipino teenagers give birth every day.

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The risks of being a teen mom show the need for sex education in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2019

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New maternity law to double benefits to P13.5B, cut short SSS fund life by 1 year

Published by rudy Date posted on March 25, 2019

by Bilyonaryo.com.ph, Mar 25, 2019 The Expanded Maternity Leave Law will shorten the Social Security System’s (SSS) fund life by one year if a contribution hike is not imposed to correct this situation.

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Maternity leave law to affect hiring of women, firms admit

Published by rudy Date posted on March 20, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 20, 2019 Costs entailed in implementing the Expanded Maternity Leave Law would affect the decision to hire women by a majority of small and large companies surveyed by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop).

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Duterte signs into law longer maternity leave benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2019

by Darryl John Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 21, 2019 MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that will provide longer maternity leave to all working mothers.

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Breast feeding rate still low

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2018

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – Oct 28, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Thirty two years after the passage of the Milk Code of the Philippines, the breastfeeding rate in the country remains low, to the detriment of Filipino children, results of a research study commissioned by non-governmental organization Save the Children Philippines showed yesterday.

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