Adolescent pregnancy in the South a mandate for leadership : a report of the Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality in cooperation with Southern Governors" Association and Southern Legislative Conference.

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Published by Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality in Washington, D.C. (444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Suite 240, Washington 20001) .

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  • Southern States,
  • Medical care


  • Teenage pregnancy -- Southern States -- Prevention.,
  • Teenagers -- Medical care -- Southern States.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 63).

Book details

Other titlesMandate for leadership
ContributionsSouthern Regional Project on Infant Mortality., Southern Governors" Association (U.S.), Council of State Governments. Southern Legislative Conference.
LC ClassificationsHQ759.4 .A34 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1362258M
LC Control Number92623040

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Adolescent pregnancy, occurring in girls aged 10–19 years, remains a serious health and social problem worldwide, and has been associated with numerous risk factors evident in the young people's family, peer, school, and neighbourhood contexts. 1 – 3 In sub-Saharan Africa, one such risk factor in early child bearing is increased vulnerability to HIV/ by: Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in South Africa.

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Teenage pregnancy can be defined as pregnancy of women who have not reached twenty years when the pregnancy ends regardless of the marital status. In South Africa one in three girls has had a pregnancy before the age of twenty. The community at large is aware of the problem of teenage women in our communities are falling pregnant while still at school, which.

Abstract. Adolescent pregnancy is a major health, social, and economic issue for Australia. Although there has been a downward trend in the number of Australian adolescents giving birth since the s, the rate of Indigenous adolescent pregnancy is declining at a slower rate and is high when compared with the average rate of Australian adolescent by: 3.

Introduction. A survey by Statistics South Africa in revealed that % of females in the 14–19 years age group were pregnant during the month period prior to the survey, 1 while 20 pregnancies were reported among schoolgirls in South Africa in 2 Adolescent mothers are at a higher risk of complications, which may result in increased maternal and neonatal mortality/morbidity Cited by: 3.

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Pregnant or positive: adolescent childbearing and HIV risk in South Africa. [Naomi Rutenberg; Population Council. Policy Research Division.]. Canada.

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Early pregnancy and childbirth lead to different complications both for the mother and for the baby. Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem but occur most often in poorer and marginalised communities. Many girls face considerable pressure to marry early and become mothers while they are still a child.

Teenage pregnancy increases when girls are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. The depiction of teenage pregnancy as a social problem relies on the assumption of adolescence as a separable stage of development.

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