Teenage pregnancies in Swaziland
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Teenage pregnancies in Swaziland by Thinie N. Dlamini

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Published by Social Science Research Unit, University of Swaziland in [Kwaluseni, Swaziland] .
Written in English



  • Swaziland,
  • Swaziland.


  • Teenage pregnancy -- Swaziland -- Prevention.,
  • Teenage mothers -- Swaziland.,
  • Sex instruction -- Swaziland.

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Statementby Thinie N. Dlamini.
SeriesResearch paper ;, no. 31, Research paper (University of Swaziland. Social Science Research Unit) ;, no. 31.
LC ClassificationsHQ759.4 .D55 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1391643M
LC Control Number92980740

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Teenage pregnancy among blacks is proportionately higher than any other racial group. In the United State Black teenagers make up only 15 percents. of the adolescent population, yet account for 31 percent of all births to adolescents and 44 percent of all births to unmarried adolescent. (U S . Recently, the incidence of teenage pregnancy has been very high in Ghana. The study therefore was designed to explore the effects of teenage pregnancy on the educational attainment of the girl-child at Chorkor. A total sample size of fifty-five (55). Nowadays, teenage pregnancy has become a growing concern and therefore various causes of teenage pregnancy has become crucial. Teenage pregnancy refers to pregnancy occurs in young girls, mostly in the range of age 13 to 17 yeas old. According to Jackie, () low self-esteem is among the causes of teenage pregnancy. Children who. Boonstra HD. Teen pregnancy among women in foster care: a primer. Guttmacher Policy Review. ; 14(2). National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Counting It Up: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing external icon. Accessed Ma Perper K, Peterson K, Manlove J. Diploma Attainment Among Teen Mothers.

The differences in incidence of teenage pregnancy among racial and ethnic groups result from socio-economic factors. Teenage pregnancy is prevalent in societies characterised by poverty, low education, fewer job opportunities and families headed by mothers who gave birth to their first children in adolescence (Dryfoos, ; Macleod, ). Teenage.   Teenage pregnancies and teenage motherhood are a cause for concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 16 million girls aging between 15 and 19 years and about one million girls younger than 15 years give birth every year [].Nowadays, the vast majority of teenage pregnancies occur in low- and middle-income countries characterized by poor health-care . Background. Despite reported high levels of contraception use in eSwatini, unplanned pregnancies are common. The aims of this study were to investigate prevalence and determinants of contraception use and unplanned pregnancies in a disadvantaged area in the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland), and to investigate the association between unplanned pregnancies and antenatal care attendance. Teenage pregnancy, also known as adolescent pregnancy, is pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnancy can occur with sexual intercourse after the start of ovulation, which can be before the first menstrual period (menarche) but usually occurs after the onset of periods. In well-nourished girls, the first period usually takes place around the age of 12 or