Early Pregnancy

These days, it’s not new to our eyes seeing a teenager carrying his or her own child at a very young age. There are a lot of girls who had been victims of early pregnancy because of pre-marital sex brought by the fast-changing society we are in today. Early pregnancy is one of the major roots of our life-long battle with poverty. There a lot of factors that lead teenagers to this certain social issue.


Teenage pregnancy is a situation which involves female adolescents. A female can be pregnant as early as twelve or thirteen as long as they have already started their monthly period. Everyday in developing countries, 20,000 girls under 18 give birth. Philippines is one the countries that has the most number of teenage pregnancy cases around the world. Filipinos have been so much into social media and that is one of the reasons why early pregnancy is present nowadays. Teenagers are spending a lot of time surfing the net while not all the things that they see there are beneficial to them and worst, it negatively affects them. Aside from addiction to social media, there are more reasons behind it. Lack of communication and guidance from parents, too much curiosity and peer pressure are some these.


As mentioned earlier, teenage pregnancy is the reason of other social issues in our country; lower educational attainment, higher rates of poverty and other poor life outcomes in children and their young parents. These bad attributes don’t come in to their minds before doing such thing that will lead to early pregnancy. In addition, this social issue open windows for malnourishment. Young parents don’t have sufficient understanding about raising their children and as well as their financial needs. Moreover, teenage mothers also experience mental and physical changes. They become prone to suicide attempts and more likely to experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are countless effects of early pregnancy that can affect both the baby and the parents. However, there are ways on how we can deal with this social problem.


According to our research, the first thing that a parent should have is the acceptance that sooner, he and she will be a father and a mother. It is also important to seek help from others and the best people that we can approach regarding this issue are our parents. We should accept the fact that they might really get angry and might not want that for you whether we like it or not. Furthermore, we teenagers should also help ourselves. One thing that we can do is to focus ourselves on our hobbies like playing sports and considering our studies as our main priority. Also, since the society is affected as well, the government has its own ways too. One is the development of our sex education. It is important because we become aware of the things that might happen to us in the future. This can make our minds more mature in a sense that we can have better decision-making skills. Others may not allow this but this is one good way. Another is by using contraceptives, like condoms and birth pills, to prevent pregnancy. The parents also play an important role. Being a responsible parent is a must. They should always talk to their children and guide them to the right path all the time. The bottom line is, everyone has their part to do in preventing this certain crisis.


Early pregnancy is one of the highest social issues in the world in our generation and it leads to other social setbacks. Being a parent at a young age may wreck the dreams that you’ve built for years for you are about to create another. However, this time, it is not only for your own good because you need to prioritize your child first. You’ll be working to earn and will be studying not for yourself but for your little one already. A baby is a blessing indeed but it has its right time: everything has its own perfect time.

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Kyrone Laudencia
Kyrone Laudencia
March 7, 2017 4:06 am

We need to have guidance and counseling returned in our schools. It should be a subject from the lowest to the highest grades at schools to teach our children about sex. Most parents wants what is best for their children but because of poverty and other social issues they cannot give their children the right guidance so they need the help and that gap can be filled through guidance and counseling sessions in schools. The other thing is youths need good role models, looking around our society today we have very few role models for our youths to emulate.’

jan prudente
jan prudente
March 7, 2017 4:35 am

We need to have guidance and counseling returned in our schools. It should be a subject from the lowest to the highest grades at schools to teach our children about sex. Most parents wants what is best for their children but because of poverty and other social issues they cannot give their children the right guidance so they need the help and that gap can be filled through guidance and counseling sessions in schools.

krizhia anne pasatiempo
krizhia anne pasatiempo
March 7, 2017 4:37 am

I do believe teenage pregnancy is an issue in our society. First of all it starts from our homes where mothers are left with the full responsibility to raise their children because fathers have either walked away from the home neglecting their responsibilities or there are there and rather than give guidance they turn around and sexually molest their young girls. With that orientation young girls go out looking for the affection and care from other men and they are again taken advantage of.

Adrianne Keith Domingo
Adrianne Keith Domingo
March 7, 2017 4:40 am

Why does early pregnancy is common among the teenagers is it the lust of having sex with it? Parents have big dreams to their child they aim is to achieve and fulfill how their hardworks were the results of their Child’s Success but in one mistake of their child has done not the child’s dreams is not affected but her parents too would be much affected than she is.The Children must be nurtured by her parents about this is the right thing time will come on this is not the right age for the child that she is going to.Imagine… Read more »

Jerico Yvan Dones
Jerico Yvan Dones
March 9, 2017 3:56 am

It is quite evident that our society is gradually losing its touch of conservatism and ia becoming more open towards liberation. Due to this, young minds are beginning to be more conscious of the things that are way beyond their grasp, one of which is sex. People who haven’t experienced it are understandably curious because the media made it sound so inviting. Somehow it has influenced the youth that engaging in premarital sex is A-OK. Early pregnancy is the result of unprotected premarital sex and for us to resolve this issue, we nust condone the idea of premarital sex. I… Read more »

Joanne Antonio
March 10, 2017 4:21 am

Republic Act 0613


Section 1: The moment a child enters high school, specifically grade 7, the school must conduct seminars every term concerning teenage pregnancies. Every topic about this issue must be discussed thoroughly throughout the seminar so that students would be aware about early pregnancy.

Section 2: For those teens who don’t attend school, they should get listed at their respective barangays so that the officials could held a seminar for those teenagers with the same topic as expressed at Section 1.


March 10, 2017 8:14 am

Guevarra, Nicole Andrei F. FIN131 Republic Act No. 1020 An act that promotes and strengthens the teenage pregnancy awareness and establishes a basic knowledge and foundation with regards to pregnancy starting at the age of 13. SECTION 1. Short Title – This Act shall be known as the “Pregnancy Prevention and Awareness Act of 2017”. SECTION 2. At the age of 13, an enrolled student or not of both public and private schools, or out of school youth, shall be subject to registration to their corresponding barangay for the early teenage pregnancy awareness. SECTION 3. Upon registration, a continuous participation… Read more »

March 10, 2017 12:57 pm



This act shall be known as the TEENAGE PREGNANCY SUPPORT.

This act shall help woman by the following:

A. Barangay shall conduct livelihood programs.
B. Schools shall have a scholarship program wherein pregnant teenagers can still avail.
C. Government shall hold trainings and job for those teenagers who’s dedicated to pursue their career.

Clariza Caidoy
Clariza Caidoy
March 10, 2017 1:07 pm


Republic Act. No. 0521
This law states that every public or private school shall have a subject to prevent early pregnancy to have them the knowledge of what will happened if they get pregnant in a minor age. Anyone who violates this law has a fine of 15,000 pesos.

Shela May Carpio
Shela May Carpio
March 11, 2017 3:31 am


Section 1: This act shall be known as REDUCING TEENAGE PREGNANCY.

Section 2; This act provides programs and seminars for teenagers especially women including their parents in teaching a comprehensive sex education. Target messages at teen boys, not just at the girls and get the community involved.

Section 3: Every parents should maintain conversations with teens about relationships and sexual decisions.

R-Jay P. Gracilla
March 14, 2017 9:17 am

Nowadays early pregnancy is rapidly booming. I do not blaming them of they have done and at the same time we should that blame the government of they are now as young parents. i believe that despite of having the poverty in country is not the only reason why the teenagers got to do this thing i still believe that the proper guidance from the parents must still impose from their children. the parents must not let their children to rule them instead the parents must ruled thier children of what are the right things to do in thier life… Read more »

Allyssa Estanio
Allyssa Estanio
March 14, 2017 9:18 am

Allyssa Estanio

This is a good advocacy since early pregnancy is one of tbe social problems nowadays but the writers only give emphasize to social media or the changing society as a cause but what about those who got pregnant because they’ve got raped. The writers should have give focus to other causes.

Akemi Galura
Akemi Galura
March 14, 2017 9:57 am

Early pregnancy is one of the most common problem of teenagers these days. I hope that teenagers can read this advocacy to make them aware of early pregnancy. The victim is not only the one affected but also her family as well.

Akemi Galura

DJ Dalisay
DJ Dalisay
March 18, 2017 9:18 am

RA 10928

SEC. 1 This Act shall be known as “Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act”

SEC. 2 This law shall give Filipinos age eighteen and below shall be entitled to have a proper education about pre-marital sex and its consequences.

SEC. 3 And shall be given pregnancy contraceptives.

David Joshua Dalisay
ECE 151

Kier Vincent V Oclares
Kier Vincent V Oclares
March 18, 2017 11:17 am

Republic Act 10931
This is an implementation of Sex Education Curriculum of both Grade 12 and First Year College students.

Sec 1: This act will be known as “Sex-Ed 2017”.

Sec 2: The act covers the students under Grade 12 and First Year College both private and public school.

Sec 3: The student will occupy ninety minutes of Sex Education every week on his or her school and will be instructed by a Qualified Licensed

Kier Vincent V. Oclares

Patricia Anne O. Menguiz
Patricia Anne O. Menguiz
March 18, 2017 1:55 pm

Republic Act of the Philippines R.A 1216 “Equality for teenage Moms” This act aims to give an equal opportunities to those teenage mother regarding social, physical at mental stability. Section 1: This act is also known as ” Equality for Teenage Moms ” section 2 : Teenage Mom should not deprived from their rights. Section 3: The act will give an importance to those teenager in terms of their education. The government will support their studies and give them education about parenthood. section 4: Upon fulfilling their education , the government would prioritize the mothers to get a stable job.… Read more »

Kier Vincent V Oclares
Kier Vincent V Oclares
March 19, 2017 2:54 am

*Qualified Licensed Teacher

Cara De Villa
Cara De Villa
March 19, 2017 5:34 am

Most teenagers live their lives in such a way where they make wrong decisions which lead them into an immoral situation akin to this. This is mainly because of their poor family foundation especially the relationship with their parents. For this advocacy R.A. 13310 is advised. Republic Act 13310 This act aims to educate parents on proper parenting and family planning that will improve the relationship with their children. This act also applies to other cases like broken families. Section I: This act will be known as “Mend Family Relationship Act” Section II: The government shall provide seminars and counselling… Read more »

Joeen Marie D. Banday
Joeen Marie D. Banday
March 19, 2017 6:16 pm

Republic Act of the Philippines
Republic Act No. 3011

Section 1 – This act shall be called “Teenage Pregnancy Assistance Act of 2017”.

Section 2 – An act that aims to help the teenagers who had their own children at such a young age. This act aim to help by giving their child free things that baby needs like diapers, feeding bottles, milk etc.

Section 3 – This also aims to provide the mother a 3,000 peso allowance every 2 months.

Banday, Joeen Marie D.

March 25, 2017 9:49 am

Republic Act of the Philippines Republic Act No.22222 Section1 .Title. – This law shall be known as “Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Act of 2017” Section2. (1) This law shall give Filipinos age eighteen and below shall be entitled to have a proper education about pre-marital sex and its consequences. (2) People of the Philippines ages 21(twentyone) below shall have a monthly seminar about the consequences of early pregnancy. Section3. (1) No one below 18 years old have the right to have a child. (2) If he/she can’t give the needs of his/her child, the child will be given to DSWD and… Read more »

Clarice Redondo
Clarice Redondo
October 1, 2017 1:26 pm


Ezra Joy
February 27, 2018 10:46 am

Every man who made a woman pregnant should be responsible with their child. He should have a job otherwise he will be imprisoned for 5 years. He should provide what the mother and the child need.

No woman with age 18 and below can have I child.

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