Thailand to distribute 80 million condoms to solve teen pregnancy problem

BANGKOK, 23 December 2013 (NNT) – Representatives from various ministries including Public Health, Education, Interior, Culture, Labor, ICT, and Social Development and Human Security as well as related private organizations gathered today at a national forum on Reproductive Sanitation Promotion to tackle the teen pregnancy problem in the country.

Public Health Minister, Dr. Pradit Sintavanarong, disclosed that the forum discussed 3 guidelines to reduce the increasing rate of unwanted pregnancy among teenagers.

The first measure calls for formation of a sub-committee to distribute 80 million condoms to teenagers free of charge. The second measure focuses on preventing repeated pregnancy among teen mothers by providing them with birth control pills and other contraceptive devices on a semi permanent basis.

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