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Youth issues

The young women who come to us often fear being rejected by their families. Some are forced to leave home because they have shamed the family. The more fortunate ones have support from the father of the child.

We believe in educating young people about self-awareness and empowering them to use this knowledge wisely. Understanding how bodies and emotions can change as we grow helps young people cope better with relationship issues. We try and teach them to speak up, to better articulate their feelings to friends, families and significant others.

OrphanCare is committed to helping the Malaysian government address the large numbers of unintended pregnancies among our girls and young women. Our baby hatches are a safe haven for girls and young women dealing with an unintended pregnancy.

Orphancare wishes to reduce the likelihood of unintended pregnancies and baby dumping, regardless of circumstance.

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We seek to engage with all concerned and involved, girls and boys, their families, communities, schools, health care providers and the various state actors to bring about change.  Abstinence can remain the ‘best recommended practice’ but society needs to be educated and young Malaysians empowered to avoid the pitfall of an unplanned, unintended pregnancy.

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Risk factors for unintended pregnancies

There are several contributing factors for the high numbers of unplanned pregnancies:

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Source reference:
(i)A review of teenage pregnancy research in Malaysia – Mohd Azri Mohd Suan MBBS, Adibah Hanim Ismail MMed(Family Medicine), Haliza Ghazali MOG Clinical Research Centre, Sultanah Bahiya Hospital, Jalan Langgar, 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah Med/Malaysia Vol70 No4 August 2015
(ii)UNICEF Malaysia Communications July 2008
(iii)New Sunday Times January 10, 2016  pg12-14 Pregnant with Neglect
(iv)The Star Saturday 24, September 2016 pg 20 Urgent need for sex education

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Medical risk of early pregnancies

Many young girls and women are not aware of the risks of becoming pregnant at a young age.

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