The authors analyze the determinants of adolescent motherhood and its subsequent effect on high school attendance and completion in Chile.
This qualitative study in Busia District focused on the views of teenagers themselves as expressed in nine focus group discussions with girls and boys. Their perspectives were contrasted with those of community leaders and mothers of adolescents.
The purpose of the study was to document, review and critically analyse literature on teenage pregnancy with a focus on school-going adolescents.
CONTEXT: Contraceptive knowledge and use at first sex have increased over time among Jamaican adolescents, yet high unintended pregnancy rates persist. More information on risk factors for adolescent pregnancy is needed to inform programs.
Interventions for preventing unintended pregnancy include any activity (health education or counselling only, health education plus skills-building, health education plus contraception education, contraception education and distribution, faith-based group or individual counselling designed to: in
The government is developing guidelines/procedures on how to enable pregnant school girls go back to school to continue with their studies. This document will also dwell on how to reduce/eliminate the problem of pregnancies of school girls.
The sheet highlights the Women's Centre project in Jamaica. It focuses on prevent second adolescent pregnancies by supporting young mothers.
A three-volume set of publications serves as a practical manual, a toolkit for people at the state and local levels who are interested in taking action to prevent teen pregnancies in their communities.