MEXICO CITY, January 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mexico City’s secretary of health is expressing alarm at the growing number of teen pregnancies in the metropolitan area, according to the city’s Reforma newspaper.
Reforma quoted Secretary of Health Armando Ahued stating that “the number of pregnancies (of minors) is increasing and it isn’t a coincidence if we consider all of the stimulation that is given through television, movies, internet.”
“The commercials that we used to call subliminal now have nothing subliminal, and it is necssary to educate about sexuality,” said Ahued.
The comments were made at a presentation of a Mexico City program called “Use It,” designed to induce adolescents to use condoms to “protect” themselves from disease.
The increasing rate of teen pregnancy, which Ahued admits is now becoming a problem with 12 and 13 year old girls, follows several years of free abortion-on-demand supplied by the city.
During that time almost 6,000 minors have received abortions, and another 12,000 have given birth. The number of abortions for minors has doubled since February of last year, when the newspaper La Jornada reported a figure of only 3,000.
Although condom usage is commonly touted by health officials as a “solution” to the problem, up to two-thirds of unwanted pregnancies occur in people who use birth control.