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Ronnabelle. 5 months pregnant.Parola, Tondo district..

TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood. Ronnabelle. 5 months pregnant.Parola, Tondo district..Teenage pregnancy is widespread in the Philippines, especially among the poor. In Manila, this contributes to rapid population growth and helps to perpetuate poverty in the city,ƒÙs crowded slums..Tondo houses a tenth of the capital's population, live in dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river...Children are everywhere, tangible evidence of the city's teenage pregnancy problem. Every year, 13 out of 100 girls aged between 15 and 19 amongst the poorest fifth of the Filipino population get pregnant. Within the richest fifth, the figure is just 1.2. ..Healthcare for Manila's urban poor is almost non-existent, while opportunities to learn about contraception in this strictly Healthcare for Manila's urban poor is almost non-existent, while opportunities to learn about contraception in this strictly Catholic country are rare. overpopulation

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Philippines | The Cross or the Condom - Overpopulation in Manila
TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood. Ronnabelle. 5 months pregnant.Parola, Tondo district..Teenage pregnancy is widespread in the Philippines, especially among the poor. In Manila, this contributes to rapid population growth and helps to perpetuate poverty in the city,ƒÙs crowded slums..Tondo houses a tenth of the capital's population, live in  dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river...Children are everywhere, tangible evidence of the city's teenage pregnancy problem. Every year, 13 out of 100 girls aged between 15 and 19 amongst the poorest fifth of the Filipino population get pregnant. Within the richest fifth, the figure is just 1.2. ..Healthcare for Manila's urban poor is almost non-existent, while opportunities to learn about contraception in this strictly Healthcare for Manila's urban poor is almost non-existent, while opportunities to learn about contraception in this strictly Catholic country are rare. overpopulation