Teenagers cobble together information based on what their parents ventured to tell them, sermons from priests and whispers from one another, often gleaned from the Internet or old wives' tales.
When they were discharged, her daughter went home with an oxygen tank, which she used for another month.
This means that I have seen hundreds of crotch parts, and I have waxed many-a-pubic region into beautiful shapes.
Before the reproductive health law, there was no formal sex education in the Philippines, and to this day, the rollout remains patchy, fraught and very limited.
In the past, the Catholic Bishops Council of the Philippines — in public statements, on the pulpit and through allied lawmakers — against a bill to widen access to birth control on moral grounds, calling it "anti-life" and "a major attack on authentic human values and on Filipino cultural values.
Basiao-Abella said one teacher told her students that condoms were murderers because they killed sperm.