Zonta Club of Cebu II and Z Club of Childlink debunk teenage pregnancy myths

Realizing that about 200,000 teens in the Philippines get pregnant annually, the Zonta Club of Cebu II and Z Club of Childlink conducted an awareness campaign consisting of accurate and consistent sex and gender development education in schools to debunk common rumors about contraception and pregnancy prevention methods among adolescents. The clubs urged participants to advocate and speak up against early teen pregnancy among their peers.

The resource speakers were Zontian Dr. Chona Tremedal and Cebu Doctors' University Hospital Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology resident staff, actively campaigning against teen pregnancy. True-to-life stories of teen mothers were shared. Factors that lead to teens' disproportionate risk-taking behavior were identified. The Z club members then generated taglines and slogans reflecting thoughts and principles learned from the talk.