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Teen pregnancy figures spur sex education campaign

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The government and health-related organisations are trying to curb high teen pregnancy rates by providing more effective sex education nationwide. 

The move came after the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a survey earlier this year which found Thailand had the second-highest pregnancy rate among 15- to 19-year-olds in Asia with 70/1,000. Only Laos had a higher rate.

Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT) director Montri Pekanan said the problem resulted from a lack of proper sex education for teenagers.

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