He said teen clinics should be easier for both teenagers and their parents to access and ask for help. While keeping secret the names of teens who are pregnant, the clinic should cooperate with their families and schools to sort out the problem.
According to the Public Health Ministry, Thailand’s teenage pregnancy rate is high when compared to other Southeast Asian countries. Even though the nation’s overall birthrate has been gradually dropping, the rate of teen births is rising rapidly.In the past ten years, more than a million children were born to mothers who were aged 15 to 19.
Experts believe sex education is the most effective way to prevent the problem becoming an economic burden as the workforce shrinks with an aging population.