Teenage Pregnancy Is A Serious Social Issue That Affects Families And The Community

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Long ago, by mid-teens women used to start their own families. Eventually, it was because women did not have full access to education. Later on, education has become available to most women, the ones who were looking toward higher education beyond high school decided to have a career before begins their families. Educated people are needed to build a responsible community. Recently, more teenage girls younger than 17 years age are becoming pregnant and social scientists have linked the event to poverty, high school dropout, and poor employment. Early childbearing is seen as one of the most common issues that put young women at higher risks for socio-economic disadvantages throughout their lives. Teenage pregnancy is a serious social issue that affects families and the community.

Gyan, C. (2013). The Effects of Tteenage Pregnancy on the Educational Attainment of Ggirls at Chorkor, a Suburd of Accra. Journal of educational and social research, 4(3), Doi:10.5901/jesr.2013.v4n3p53
In the article Gyan explained that teenage pregnancy is a major contemporary social problem confronted in the world. Teen girls are becoming pregnant at a younger age. For example, in Ghana the situation is getting worst specifically in rural areas where they do not keep statistical record and deliveries are being performed by traditional attendants. In rural community, family financial exigencies and social custom induce young girls to stop going to school and enter into sexual relationships…

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