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Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, where 20 percent of babies in congested Metro Manila are born, is considered a baby factory with a production average of 88 live births daily since 2003...The hospital also records three to four stillbirths a day...Fabella Hospital is a government hospital that specializes in maternity cases. It is one of the medical institutions in Metro Manila that caters to indigents free of charge...Fabella Hospital is a government hospital that specializes in maternity cases. It is one of the medical institutions in Metro Manila that caters to indigents free of charge.TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood ..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,Äôs crowded slums..Tondo's ghettoes, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river, houses a tenth of the capital's population. They live in dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting..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 Catholic country are rare... overpopulation

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Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, where 20 percent of babies in congested Metro Manila are born, is considered a baby factory with a production average of 88 live births daily since 2003...The hospital also records three to four stillbirths a day...Fabella Hospital is a government hospital that specializes in maternity cases. It is one of the medical institutions in Metro Manila that caters to indigents free of charge...Fabella Hospital is a government hospital that specializes in maternity cases. It is one of the medical institutions in Metro Manila that caters to indigents free of charge.TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood ..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,Äôs crowded slums..Tondo's ghettoes, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river, houses a tenth of the capital's population. They live in dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting..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 Catholic country are rare... overpopulation