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By Anastasia Moloney. BOGOTA Thomson Reuters Foundation - More than girls in El Salvador, some as young as 10, got pregnant after being raped at home during the coronavirus lockdown, but strict laws mean they have no safe options to end unwanted pregnancies, campaigners said on Monday.
The figures show girls are not protected or safe at home, forced by lockdowns and school closures to be confined with abusive family members, rights groups say. Abortion has been a crime in the socially conservative and mostly Catholic nation since At least 14 women were sentenced to prison for terms of 12 years or more for abortion crimes from toaccording to the CFDA. Attempts by lawmakers to pass various bills to Girls in el salvador the ban failed in and Worldwide, unsafe abortion is one of the main causes of maternal deaths among girls and women, according to medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres MSF.
Young girls also face risky pregnancies, she said. Some pregnant girls kill themselves, although there is little data on young suicides due to unwanted pregnancies in El Salvador, activists say. Suicide is often recorded as death by poisoning, making it unclear if the case was intentional or accidental, they say. He said a key way to prevent teenage pregnancies is to ensure children get sex education in schools but apart from a few pilot projects and teacher training, many receive little or no sex education. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers the lives of people around the world who struggle to live freely or fairly.
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El Salvador's Gangs Are Targeting Young Girls