BOEP: Photo: Lebohang Mashiloane
The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) annual survey report, released on Thursday, has revealed that there has been a decline in teen pregnancies over the past three years, from 2 880 in 2015 to 2 148 in 2017.

The figure for 2016 was 2 412.

Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said the department had conducted a number of pregnancy prevention workshops targeting learners from Grades 5 to 11.

She said the course content focused on topics such as teenage sexuality, healthy relationships, sexting and the emotional and legal consequences of sexting, understanding pregnancy, how to avoid teenage pregnancy, challenges of being a teen parent and the importance of completing high school and beyond.