Numbers of teen pregnancies and minor marriages fall steadily in past decade

The number of babies born to teenagers aged 19 and younger has been falling steadily in the past decade to 224 last year. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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SINGAPORE - It is increasingly uncommon to find a teenage mother or a very young married couple these days because a greater number of youngsters are more savvy about using contraception.

This is the observation of social workers who work with teenage mums and youths.

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