Monday, December 22, 2014

Seven of 28 Teens Get Pregnant on School Trip; Girls, 13 and 14, Spent 5 Days Visiting Museums

Seven teenagers from Bosnia became pregnant on a five-day school trip, angering parents and educators, the NY Daily News website reports today (December 22, 2014).

The teens -- from the small town of Banja Luka -- are 13 and 14 years old, said Nenad Babici, the national coordinator for reproductive health.

The school took a group of 28 girls on a trip to Sarajevo -- the capital of the predominantly Islam country of Bosnia and Herzegovina -- to see museums and city sights. A quarter of the students returned home pregnant.

Parents are demanding why there wasn't better supervision on the trip. The case has brought national attention to the increasing number of teen pregnancies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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