Single teenage mums, a tale of poverty and illegal sex
It’s actually a big problem in the Philippines and its very much to do with poverty and naïve-ness of youth. It’s also to do with the cost of finishing high school and the factor that a girl is expected to find work or a husband soonest to help look after a large family or not be a burden to a large family.
Of course adult boys want to experiment with sex and the Catholic Church forbids condoms.
Just imagine being a young girl and your family can not afford to send you to school, you met a hansom lad from a much rich family than your own poverty stricken family. He says he is in love with you and will marry you. Being fooled you have sex with him because he is very demanding and he has promised to marry you. You end up pregnant and the boy moves to a different island and leave you and your family the problems of birth and a mouth to feed.
More and more young girls under eighteen find themselves in a predicament where they need to earn money to buy food for their babies. They can not get a good job as they have not graduated from high school. They try to find small jobs such as washing clothes or employment as a maid of nanny. However it’s a really hard to find work and also hard to find a good husband as most men in the Philippines want a wife who is a virgin and certainly with out a child sired by another man.
So many of these girls are attracted to prostitution obligated to earn money for their children. Many seek foreigners that are not worried about marrying women with children and many fall further into the trap derogation as sex slaves etc.
Due to this big problem the Philippines has become like many other third world country a destination for those scum bags that seek a sex holiday. These girls charge men a few US dollars for illicit sex so as to feed their babies. To me that seems a shame but its become a way of life to thousands and thousands of young girls and due to poverty its something that will not disappear within a short period of time. However there are laws to protect them but no real social help other than a few charities.
They have no other choice and rely on luck and providence that some kind guy will come along and get them out of the trap. However many men take advantage of the situation especially the foreigners that ply the malls for girls trapped by poverty and circumstances. Most of these girls have had a good Christian upbringing but gullibility and the lack of money has pushed them into the oldest trade on earth. They have been corrupted for life.
But on the bright side I have seen good men take the older girls out of the trap, married them and take them back home to lead a good fulfilled life. These girls make normally make very good wives and the good guy gets a good deal, as she always will try to prepay a debt with love faithfulness and care. Love of course is the only cure and lust is the curse.