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The Ministry of Health will train over 100,000 teachers to prevent teen pregnancy



The Ministry of Health will train over one hundred thousand teachers high school level across the country in key aspects sexual health and reproductive to prevent teenage pregnancy

Alexandro Saco, director of health promotion in this portfolio, said that this knowledge will be passed on through four educational sessions lasting eight hours. The methodology will have seven thematic axes.

"High school teachers are trained in sexuality, identity, changes during puberty and adolescence, gender equality, emotional and non-violent relationships, as well as planning their future life project," he said.

Saco explained that sexuality is an important dimension of human development that occurs throughout life, affecting the formation and development of personality and relationships between entities.

"This will contribute to the development of the ability to establish them sexual and reproductive life in a healthy and responsible manner – he added.

Director Health promotion He also emphasized that in habits of adolescence, values ​​and personality are internalized, which is why it is important to develop and strengthen the skills, abilities and skills that lead young people to a healthy lifestyle.

The Deputy Children and Youth Affairs in the office of the Ombudsman, Matilde Cobeña, it was revealed that teenage pregnancy in Peru still affects 12.6% of adolescents aged 15-19. According to Demographic and family health survey (Endes) In 2018, a high percentage of this problem was recorded in the jungle regions of the country. Loreto (32%), San Martín (23%), Amazonas (21.2%), Ucayali (20.2%) and Cajamarca (19.9%).


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