Metrics details. Adolescent pregnancy remains a major challenge in both developed and developing countries. Early and unintended pregnancies among adolescents are associated with several adverse health, educational, social and economic outcomes.
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.
Consisting of bus shelters, social media, and radio and TV commercials, the campaign highlights two positive decisions teens have been making which have driven these rates down: abstaining from sexual intercourse or correctly and consistently using contraception. View artwork and watch videos. This campaign dramatizes how teen pregnancy can affect a whole family and asks parents to have awkward conversations with their teens now instead of dealing with the consequences later.
Abstinence-plus comprehensive interventions promote sexual abstinence as the best means of preventing HIV, but also encourage condom use and other safer-sex practices. Some critics of abstinence-plus programs have suggested that promoting safer sex along with abstinence may undermine abstinence messages or confuse program participants; conversely, others have suggested that promoting abstinence might undermine safer-sex messages. We conducted a systematic review to investigate the effectiveness of abstinence-plus interventions for HIV prevention among any participants in high-income countries as defined by the World Bank. Cochrane Collaboration systematic review methods were used.
Background: South Asia has a large proportion of young people in the world and teenage pregnancy has emerged as one of the major public health problem among them. The objective of this study is to systematically review to identify the risk factors associated with teenage pregnancy in South Asian countries. Inclusion criteria were the English-language papers available in the UK and describing teenage pregnancy in South Asia.
Industrialized and developing countries have distinctly different rates of teenage pregnancy. In developed regions, such as United States, Canada, Western EuropeAustralia, and New Zealand, teen parents tend to be unmarriedand adolescent pregnancy is seen as a social issue. By contrast, teenage parents in developing regions such as AfricaAsiaEastern EuropeLatin Americaand the Pacific Islands in some civilizations are often married, and their pregnancy may be welcomed by family and society.
There is no evidence that teenage pregnancies in Africa are rising. Is the situation in South Africa any different? We set out to determine if the new headline passed muster.
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In addition, attention is focused on gathering data to better understand the extent of maternal and infant morbidity, adverse behaviors during pregnancy, and long-term consequences of pregnancy. Public health surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in public health practice. The public health approach to problem solving includes using surveillance data to identify problems and assess the effectiveness of interventions.