Teenage pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy which ends when the female is still under the age of 20 years. It is important to realise that girls are capable of becoming pregnant as soon as they get to puberty.
Some 12 to 13 year olds have become pregnant even before their first period! The rates of teenage pregnancies vary in different countries, but over 90 percent occur in developing countries.
The Christmas and New Year festivities are now behind us. We are now back to the hustle and bustle of life, with great optimism for 2017. Not to be left behind is our kids, who are back to school this week after a well-deserved break. We have a duty to support our children’s educational endeavors, and strive to keep them in the best of health.
We are on the final countdown to Christmas next week. The holidays mean different things to different people. But there are some unifying factors. Nothing to do with religious beliefs, it’s all about food and drink. Plenty will get consumed, and most of it will be unhealthy.
Yes, we wait for a whole year to get to the Christmas festivities. You might argue that there is therefore some justification for excessive indulgence. You wouldn’t really be wrong, so long as you watch what goes down your throat. There will be lots of roasts, calories-laden carbs and, cool fizzling and alcoholic drinks to wash everything down. But there will be other choices too. Salads, greens, lots of vegetables and fruits will be aplenty. And so too will be freshly pressed juices and the plain old water. You will be spoilt for choice.