The State System of Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents said that most of these situations have occurred without the consent of minors.
Around 245 girls between 10 and 14 years of age have been pregnant in the current year, warned the head of the State System for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents (Sipinna), Margarita Urías Burgos, insuring that most of these situations have occurred without the consent of the minors, according to the statistics of national and international organizations.
He said that this type of cases previously occurred between 15 and 18 years and that the issue of sexuality is still a taboo in the family nucleus.
“We are seeing that in the case of pregnant girls is already lowering the age, the surveys tell us that today they are getting pregnant at an earlier age, from 10 to 14 years, 245 girls we bring pregnant in Sinaloa this year,” he said.
He explained that the problem is detected mainly in municipalities in the center and south of the state, such as Escuinapa, Culiacán and Navolato, where until now it is unknown whether sexual relations are developed with people of the same age or older.
This was indicated prior to the realization of the consultation forum for girls, boys and adolescents where it is intended to give participation to the minors to guarantee their rights. At the same time, he pointed out that bullying, severe child abuse and sexual abuse are some of the most frequent offenses against children.
Source: Linea Directa
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