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DOH-CAR empowers teen moms as advocates for teen pregnancy prevention

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BAGUIO CITY - With the Cordillera having the highest prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, the Department of Health Cordillera (DOH-CAR) conducted Teen Moms’ Congress on November 28-29 at the Skyrise Hotel here to mobilize teen moms as advocates for the prevention of teenage pregnancy.

Event head Dr. Virginia Narciso shared the two-day congress that aims to raise awareness of teen moms on friendly health services and to develop them as advocates for the prevention of early pregnancy. 

Health professionals from DOH-CAR and the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center discussed topics on adolescent, maternal, and infant health. Good practices in preventing early pregnancy were also presented by different sectors and local government units in the region. 

After the lectures, the participants organized themselves as Teen Mom Advocates and identified their roles and plans in helping curb the high incidence of teenage pregnancy in their communities.

The 2017 Teen Moms” Congress was participated in by teen moms from identified areas with high incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Cordillera.(JDP/JM-PIA CAR)

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