09 December 2019 - NW1206
King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education
What number of learners (a) fell pregnant from 1 June 2018 to 30 June 2019, (b) what is the age range of the learners and (c) what is the name of each province in which the pregnancies were recorded?
The Department of Health (DoH) has been recording data on the number of deliveries in health facilities since 2017 through the District Information Health System (DHIS). As at April 2018 – March 2019, the DHIS report showed the number of teen births between 10 – 19 years in all nine (9) provinces was 121 099 compared to 117 055 in the 2017/18 financial year. A total of 3 529 deliveries were reported among 10 – 14-year-olds and 121 099 among 15 – 19-year-olds respectively.
Link below is the 2018/19 data per province:
Source: Department of Health: District Information Health System