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Guno Kem Ye: A Halfway Maternity Home for T’boli Mothers
With many T'boli mothers averse to the idea of giving birth in hospitals, a culturally sensitive halfway maternity home seeks to give them a safe space where they can stay for free a week before their scheduled delivery date

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Gov’t told to speed up implementation of national feeding programs
Senator Hontiveros also urged government to scale up its efforts to protect pregnant women and their babies from hunger. The senator said that the first 1,000 days of children are crucial to their proper growth, emphasizing the need to protect them from diseases and other complications caused by hunger. She noted that sufficient funding and support for pregnant women and their newborns in the first 1,000 days is mandated by the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act.

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PCPD's 2020 Annual Report Is Out
In 2020, PCPD made the decision to change direction and go into social enterprise by setting up a general hospital that will be focused on the health and wellbeing of women and children.

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Pregnancy among Minors in the Philippines at an Alarming Rate —PopCom
According to POPCOM, the number of births among girls has risen in nine years straight since 2011. The PSA’s civil-registry statistics in 2019 showed that births among girls ages 15 years old and below have increased by seven percent, compared to 2018 record, from 62,341 to 62,510. In 2019, some 2,411 girls aged 10 to 14 gave birth or almost seven births from this age group every day.

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PopCom: PH Population Estimated to Reach 110.8 M in 2021
The Commission on Population projects that there will be 110.8 million Filipinos in 2021. Unplanned pregnancies, however, could still raise the number to 111.1 million as women of reproductive age could not access reproductive health services because of restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Significant Rise in Maternal Deaths and Unintended Pregnancies Feared Because of Covid-19, UNFPA and UPPI Study Shows
According to the study made by the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the UNFPA, "As the national and local health systems are overwhelmed by the necessary response to the COVID-19 patients, attention and resources for women’s health might have been diverted. Pregnant women’s utilization of facilities for ante-natal check-up and delivery is declining because of service disruption, difficulty in commuting, and their fear of contracting COVID-19. Similarly, their access to modern contraception has also been facing challenges."

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Eight Million Filipino Women Benefited from Family Planning in 2019
The Commission on Population reports a two-fold increase in the number of family planning service clients during the fifth year of implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law: from 4 million married women of reproductive age who use modern family planning methods during the enactment of the law in 2012 to about eight million in 2019.

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Gender Snapshot: Covid-19 in the Philippines
UN Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, reported that “women and girls in the Philippines are facing distinct challenges to their safety and wellbeing during COVID-19, such as access to healthcare services, gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and economic insecurity.”

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Male Contraceptive Injection 'Shows Promise'
Dr Mario Festin, of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, who carried out the study, said: "The study found it is possible to have a hormonal contraceptive for men that reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies in the partners of men who use it."

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PCPD Gets DSWD Accreditation
PCPD is now an accredited partner of government to implement its programs and projects and can access public funds in the process.

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