What the hell kind of field trip was this??
Parents Outraged After 7 Girls Return From Field Trip Pregnant
An all-girls’ field trip turned into a an impregnation festival of sorts for a group of Bosnian teenagers. Parents sent 28 girls on an out-of-town school trip with teachers and chaperons, only to have a fourth of them return with child — and no leads as to the circumstances that led to so many of the children becoming pregnant.
It wasn’t a pregnancy pact.
Seven Bosnian teenagers became pregnant on a five-day school trip, angering parents and educators, according to public health officials.
The teens, from small town Banja Luka, are 13 and 14 years old, said Nenad Babici, the national coordinator for reproductive health.
The school took a group of 28 girls on the trip to the capital, Sarajevo, to see museums and city sights, according to inserbia.info. A quarter of the students returned home pregnant.
Parents are demanding why there wasn’t better supervision on the trip, according to the Courier Mail. But Babici said parents need to teach their children about sex.
The case has brought national attention to the increasing number of teen pregnancies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo gynecologist Senad Mehmedbasic said the growing rate is worrisome because teens face higher risks in both pregnancy and child birth.
“We have to be more direct in the educational system,” he said. “It must not be allowed that the street teaches children about intimate matters, and that they are later slapped by life.”
All good points…but none of that answers the who’s, what’s, when’s, and where’s of these girls all getting pregnant on the same trip! Where was their adult supervision?