Being the victim of sexual abuse. Drug and alcohol use. Having sex at a young age. Lack of goals for the future.
What are the factors that lead to teenage pregnancy?
What causes teenage pregnancy?
- Lack of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Inadequate access to services tailored to young people.
- Family, community and social pressure to marry.
- Sexual violence.
- Child, early and forced marriage, which can be both a cause and a consequence.
What are the five reasons for teenage pregnancy?
These factors include: lack of knowledge about sex and how to use contraceptives; barriers to access contraceptives including negative attitudes of health staff; peer pressure; sexual coercion; low self-esteem; low educational expectations; poverty; family breakdown; and heightened sex-based messages in the media.
What is the solution of teenage pregnancy?
Suggestions for improving the situation included 1) developing a community based approach which utilizes school sex education integrated with parent, church, and community groups, 2) increasing teenage knowledge of contraception, and 3) providing counseling and medical and psychological health, education, and nutrition …
Why teenage pregnancy is bad?
Teens during pregnancy appear to be at increased risk of high blood pressure, anemia, premature birth, having low birth weight babies and experiencing postpartum depression.
Who is most at risk of teenage pregnancy?
Experiencing any of the following may put a teen at a higher risk of becoming pregnant:
- Ambivalence about having a child.
- Being the victim of sexual abuse.
- Drug and alcohol use.
- Having sex at a young age.
- Lack of goals for the future.
- Lack of knowledge about sex or contraception.
- Low self-esteem.
Not only does teenage pregnancy pose a health risk to both mother and child, it also has social consequences, such as continuing the cycle of poverty including early school dropout by the pregnant teenager. Education is one way a young girl or woman can empower themselves to become financially independent.
What are 4 ways to prevent teenage pregnancy?
- Oral Contraception…… “the pill”
- Injectable contraception…..”the injection”
- Male and female condoms.
- Dual protection.
- Emergency contraception (should be used within 5 days of unprotected sex, or condom breakage)- Toll free no: 0800246432.
- Male and female sterilisation.
What are three consequences of teenage pregnancy?
Life as a young pregnant teen
- low birth weight/premature birth.
- anemia (low iron levels)
- high blood pressure/pregnancy-induced hypertension, PIH (can lead to preeclampsia)
- a higher rate of infant mortality (death)
- possible greater risk of cephalopelvic disproportion* (the baby’s head is wider than the pelvic opening)