19 Jul 2017

More support needed for unwanted teen pregnancies in Samoa

From , 5:04 am on 19 July 2017

A woman in Samoa has been given a jail term of ten years for infanticide for flushing her newborn down the toilet two years ago. 

It is just one of a number of incidents this year involving babies abandoned at birth or mothers killing their baby.

Sara Vui-Talitu spoke to our correspondent, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia about ongoing community concerns about unwanted pregnancies and the pressures facing young mothers. 

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