• Young people are having sex, whether their parents like it or not. But increasing teenage pregnancy rates indicate teens don’t have the information they need to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
  • Having open discussions about sex can help teens to understand the possible outcomes of experimenting with sex. 
  • Our reporters travelled to the North West for this video, where they spoke to a young mother, who fell pregnant when she was 13, but managed to return to school after her pregnancy.

  • Read the full script here.
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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.

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Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.