Psychologist, Professor Saths Cooper, is urging South Africans to change the language they use when addressing teenage pregnancy.
He says how these conversations are framed is problematic as usually vilify young girls, who sometimes had been taken advantage of by older men due to their economic circumstances.
“We (are) almost victimising our children who are impregnated by older adults,” he warns.
The Professor’s remarks come after the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, recently submitted a new policy to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, which seeks to bring teenage pregnancy among scholars under control.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa