Is inter-generational communication the key to end teenage pregnancy?

Who is to blame for teenage pregnancies?

What role do the community, government and parents have in educating teenagers about pregnancy and raising children?

Callers on the open line shared their views on how the country can tackle this issue.

Sometimes the story behind it may seem like it's a call for attention or maybe there is a certain responsibility that we don't talk to them enough, we don't educate them enough that once you become a parent your life becomes on hold. And that everything you have should be invested into this little one first.

Mitchell ,Caller

READ: 'Communities must limit the blaming and shaming of pregnant teenage girls'

I feel its a matter of communication. The older generation has not struck the right balance in terms of communicating with the generation right now. Black parents always feel you are too young to have certain conversations with you.

Tshepo, Caller

ALSO READ: 'Schools must offer sex education to prevent teenage pregnancies'

Normally when we talk about teenage pregnancy we talk about the girls but it also takes a boy to make a baby. Let's also involve these young men and make sure we talk to them as well.

Sibusiso, Caller

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