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A young girl holds her newborn baby in her temporary dormitory.Quezon City, Philippines, A young teenage Mom changes her babies diapers at the Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF). A shelter for women who seek assistance during pregnancy

TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood..Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF). A shelter for women who seek assistance during pregnancy. Most of the women are teenagers who have been raped and sexually abused by their relatives and close family members..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... 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. .birth, children, overpopulation

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Lisa Wiltse
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Philippines | The Cross or the Condom - Overpopulation in Manila
TEENAGE PREGNANCY. A long term project focusing on teenagers facing motherhood..Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF). A shelter for women who seek assistance during pregnancy. Most of the women are teenagers who have been raped and sexually abused by their relatives and close family members..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... 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. .birth, children, overpopulation