at the age of 14
almost doubled in number in five years .Pregnancies and abortions
of schoolgirls in Germany have been considerably increasing for
the recent few years. According to a research by the Robert Koch
Institute young people are being left alone about enlightenment.
in 2000, over 7.000 underaged girls gave birth to a baby. This
figure is approximately 45 % higher compared to the year 1998.
The number of girls who are younger than 14 at the time of birth
has almost doubled increasing from 77 to 161.
almost doubled in number in five years
of abortions among young people have also increased dramatically:
Increasing in a ratio of one in five betveen 2000 and 2001 alone
it reached to 6909 from 5763. Again abortion among girls younger
than 14 years of age has increased at the ratio of 20 % –
in 2000 574 very young girls had had abortion, this figure was
696 in 2001. The figures of the Statistics Federal Bureau in Wiesbaden
support this alarming trend: abortions below the age of 15, have
increased exactly by 90 % between the years 1996 and 2001.
comes out obviously early
What are the
reasons for the increase in pregnancies for very young women?
Dr. Gisela Gille of Lüneburg who also is the head of "Doctors’
Organisation for Supporting Women’s Health “ (ÄGGF),
in additition to other reasons for the increase, thinks that girls
are reaching sexulal maturity much earlier. She says that in these
countries girls are having their first periods approximately as
early as twelve years old. Most of the girls reach sexual maturity
even at the age of nine or ten she adds. According to the informatiin
given by the Health Enlightenment Federal Center in 2001, one
out of ten of 14-year-old girls and one out of four of 15-year-old
girls have had sectual intercourse. "First step into sexuality
is that, girls between 14 and 15 do not use protection in their
first sexual intercourse.“ indicates Gisela Gille. Engaged
gyneacologist, with her female colleagues at ÄGGF is visiting
schools to better enlighten girls and boys.
In fact young
people find themselves enlightened enough, but Robert Koch Enstitüsü
(RKI) in Berlin, in the framework of a study conducted by the
"Children’s and Teenagers’ Health" research
group on 1911 schoolgirl and schoolboy a short time ago has certified
that it is not the case. In fact teenagers are familiar with concepts
such as "Dildo", "Treasom" and "Master".
However when questioned about subjects such as protection and
pregnancy 61 % of the girls in the sixth grade stated that they
seldom or never talk about this subject in class. Despite this
fact 38 % of them graded their knowledge between "good“
and "very good“.
peace with the pill
Fear of side-effect overshadow the subject of contraception –
so fear 60 percent of the questioned girls a weight increase,
almost the half an increased cancer risk. Almost two-thirds do
not trust the security of the contraceptive. The girls fear yet
more than the pill however the pregnancy. "Therefore close
many girls a pragmatic peace with the pill", comments on
Gille, "without ever over its worries and fears in detail
speak to can." Thereto the social "success pressure"
comes after the motto "all except me". The questioned
girls appreciated the share of the age comrade that have already
sex wrong, clearly more highly a than the actual quota determined
at the horizon: Ärztinnen-use at the schools
of the ÄGGF at the German schools proves itself: the girls
of the sixth classes improved its knowledge after the clarification
conversations around 84 percent, the students of the ninth and
tenth classes around 32 percent