44.5% of couples did not use any method of contraception during their first sexual intercourse. About 31.2% of adolescents aged 15 to 19 have taken an important step to start their sexual life, but without responsibility. 56% of them get pregnant.
Mexico occupies the first place of young pregnancy worldwide, said Dr. Marco Antonio Inda Caro, a specialist in family medicine.
The expert warned that complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19 years, in addition to the fact that babies of teenage mothers face a considerably higher risk of dying than those born to women between 20 – 24 years old.
In an interview he mentioned that it is rare for teenagers to plan and want a pregnancy. Teenage pregnancies are more likely in poor, less educated and rural communities. There is still social pressure to get married before the age of 18 and close to 14% before age 15.
Some female adolescents, she said, do not know how to avoid pregnancy, we do not have a culture of sexual education, both parents and girls feel embarrassed or embarrassed to listen or request contraceptive services. They even consider contraceptives too expensive, or difficult to get.
Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19 years.
Each year 3 million dangerous abortions are practiced among women aged 15 to 19.