||300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Deputy Director-General Office
||Teen, Adolescent, Pregnancy
||LPPKN is a collaborating expert partners for Positive Parenting. Positive Parenting is a non-profit community education initiative.
||An average of 18,000 teenagers in Malaysia get pregnant each year, 25% or about 4,500 cases involved out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Th e Fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey conducted by NPFDB revealed that 4.8% of all teens have had sex at least once. The survey also found that Malaysian teens had inadequate understanding of matters related to sexuality/ reproductive health and limited knowledge when it came to sexual relationships. Afraid, alone and ill-informed, teens who get pregnant out of wedlock often opt for the easiest way out like dumping the baby or subjecting themselves to unsafe abortion. Social rejection from families and the community also rob the girls from the support and assistance they desperately need.