Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Teen pregnancy drops in Guanajuato through 2023

Teenage pregnancy in the unit registered a significant decrease during the last two years, as announced by the Secretary of Health of the state of Guanajuato.

Compared to 2020 figures, there were 3,182 fewer pregnancies among children under 18, a trend of decline that continued in 2021 as well.

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The state health officials registered 15 thousand 396 cases during 2020, 14 thousand 223 during 2021 and 12 thousand 214 cases till October 2022.

Through the Guanajuato health system, sexual and reproductive healthcare for adolescents has been implemented, which has been successful as reflected not only in the statistics for the last two years, but also a steady decline in cases since 2010.

Daniel Díaz Martínez, State Health Secretary, announced that various services are provided through the program to continue the reduction of pregnancies among children under 18, available in 46 municipalities.

Daniel Diaz explained that teen pregnancy is a multifactorial problem that impacts, alters the life course of the teen who becomes pregnant, her partner and her family, and has significant negative effects on the health and psychosocial development of the teen.

The Guanajuato Health System has 70 tailored services specifically designed to provide sexual and reproductive health care to adolescents according to their special needs.

Services are available in all medical units of the Ministry of Health and in addition to providing information, guidance, counseling and medical and psychological care, they also provide contraceptive methods for women and men aged 10 to 19 years. ,

To prevent teen pregnancy, pre-consent information service coverage is offered on postpartum event contraception (APEO) in children under 20 years of age, and long-acting reversible contraceptives are offered to those who puts more emphasis on The longer your next pregnancy, the more likely it is to guarantee that the intergenic period is longer to reduce fertility risk.

You have access to all of these activities for teens at UMAPS.

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