Hypothesis For Teenage Pregnancy

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Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy among adolescents of the age 13 to 19. For some the pregnancy is planned and wanted but for others it is not. Teenage pregnancies are more likely to occur in poor, uneducated rural areas. Teenage pregnancy is caused by a lot of things such as lack of sexual education, poor medical help and therefore expensive contraceptives or none given at government health care facilities. According to the World Health Organisation: About 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 and some 1 million girls under 15 give birth every year—most in low- and middle-income countries.(WHO discussion on adolescent pregnancy 2004 page 5) South Africa is no exception in the statistics. Teenage pregnancy remains a major contributor to the increased number of babies dying at birth or before they reach the age of one and mothers who die while giving birth.
Problem statement
In what way does teenage pregnancy affect the life of the pregnant teen and their families as well as the country?
Being a parent at a young age means you are robbed off a lot of life adventures especially in developing counties such as south Africa, it is of optimum importance that we teach the youth about the consequences of being sexually active at a young stage even if it means taking condoms and contraceptives to the school and distributing them to all the learners. We have to also encourage talk between parents and their teen children especially sexual discussions and giving

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