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We organise various activities in order to create awareness about the beauty,sanctity and uniqueness of the gift of life, about teenage pregnancy and the dilemma of single mothers and fathers and about sexual health issues.

Background situation on teenage mothers

In the EU, the age at which mothers give birth has on average increased by 2.6 % from 27.1 in 1980 to 29.7% in 2008. More than one third of children in the EU are born outside marriage. In certain countries, more children are born outside marriage than within it (Institute for Family Policies, 2009). In Malta, the most common age cohorts for women to become mothers are 25-29 and 30-34 amounting to 34 and 31 percent of births in 2008 (NSO, 2009a)