Sexual Abuse

12-year-old gives birth and becomes Fiji’s youngest mother

The child gave birth earlier this week.

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July 29, 2017 9:25 am

According to a report by Litia Cava in The Fiji Times today, the case was referred to police by health authorities and confirmed by the Ministry of Women.

A 28-year-old man appeared in court charged with three counts of defilement and has been remanded in custody.

In 2015, another 12-year-old girl was reported to have given birth in the Western Division.  Health ministry statistics show that one in every ten women who give birth in Fiji every day are teenagers.

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