The determinants of teenage pregnancy using

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The transition has moved from being mostly rural, poor and with the lowest educational attainment toward an increasing proportion of urban residents, better educated and those from the middle to the richest socioeconomic groups have likewise commenced childbearing in the teenage years.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. This study determined the prevalence and determinants of teenage pregnancy at Kpone-on-Sea in the Tema Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. For teens from advantaged, high-opportunity communities, having high educational expectations was not associated with teen birth.

Manifestations of poverty and birthrates among young teenagers in California zip code areas. Figure 9 show that the proportion who are married has been declining.

Taking into account the fact that their bodies are not yet ready for the physical demands of childbearing, having closely spaced births exposes young mothers to further health risks. For tools and resources related to addressing social determinants of teen pregnancy, please see the Working with Diverse Communities webpage.

BBC; July This research proves that ethnicity has a determinating effect on pregnancy, it is important to remember the cultural perspective above and the fact that the social clock theory interlinks all the evidence into being accepted by ones own peer group. New estimates from demographic and household surveys in 42 countries.

Limits of teacher delivered sex education: However, this paper observes a trend of increasing proportions of teenagers who are not poor, who have better education and are residents of urban areas, who have begun childbearing in their teens.

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Classification is dependant on the occupation of the male head of the household; therefore it can be unsuitable for women to be classified using the registrar generals table.

The NDHS follows a standard protocol for obtaining informed consent from survey respondents. Not only has the percentage who have become mothers in their teens been increasing, but the composition of these teenage mothers has been changing. How many teenagers become pregnant.

Citations 12 References Predictors of risk for adolescent childbearing. It may be interpreted as the expected number of children a woman who survives to the end of the reproductive age span will have during her lifetime if she experiences the given age-specific rates.

Click here to download Figure 9 Figure 9. Dislike of school was more strongly associated with increased risk of these outcomes than was ambivalence to school.This study determined the prevalence and determinants of teenage pregnancy at Kpone-on-Sea in the Tema Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

The study took place in seven communities of the sub-district. The study was a cross sectional. Introduction The main determinant of teenage pregnancy is commonly seen to be poor or lack of sexual education, but this essay will outline and explore further options such as social and economic issues including the involvement of education via both schooling and the media on sexual attitudes influencing adolescent sexual behaviour.

May 25,  · Teenage pregnancy: the impact of maternal adolescent childbearing and older sister’s teenage pregnancy on a younger sister. Okpo E, Macfarlane G. Evaluating the social determinants of teenage pregnancy: A temporal analysis using a UK obstretics database from to J Epidemiol Community Health.

Teenage pregnancy and the subsequent teen motherhood is a major societal problem confronting sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. This study determined the prevalence and determinants of teenage pregnancy at Kpone-on-Sea in the Tema Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

The paper sought to investigate the determinants of teenage pregnancy based on a case study of Busia District in Kenya. The empirical results show that early pregnancies are perpetuated by lack of access to educational opportunities.

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