Ralitza V. Gueorguieva, Randy L. Mahan, Michael B.
Teenage pregnancy is frequently associated with problems for the adolescent parents and their children as well as more widespread social and economic consequences. RAND's research on teen pregnancy includes studies related to sex education, prevention and birth control, infant low birth weight, and educational options for teen moms, as well as groundbreaking research on the link between exposure to sexual content on television and teen pregnancy. Getting to Outcomes, an implementation support intervention, can strengthen evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Teenage pregnancyalso known as adolescent pregnancyis pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth.
The U. As ofthe teen birth rate This represents a 9 percent drop from
Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnantbut many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens don't get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on.
Teenagers, teenage pregnancy, professional nurses, educators, contraceptives, perspectives, intervention programmes, Nigeria. According to Kanku and Mash 1teenage pregnancy can be defined as a teenaged or under-aged girl within the ages of 13—19 years becoming pregnant. Teenage pregnancy has been regarded as a negative occurrence in recent times due to its various negative consequences on the overall wellbeing of teenagers 2 — 4.
Background: Teenage or adolescent pregnancy is a major public health problem worldwide. Studies show that teenage mothers are more likely to experience pregnancy-related complications and maternal death compared to adult mothers. Hence, this study was conducted to study the socio-demographic profile and the maternal and fetal outcomes associated with teenage pregnancy and compare it with those of mothers aged years.
The idea of having a baby as a teenager often is viewed as both a personal catastrophe and a social problem. This is probably why the continuing decline in teenage births in Britain — which is now at the lowest level since records began — is presented as a policy triumph. But research tells a different story. This is because having a baby as a teenager seems to have little effect on future social outcomes.