Teen pregnancy is the term used in reference to those young ladies who get pregnant before attainment of legal adulthood that is between 13-18 years age group. It is a circumstance under which a teenager becomes pregnant unintentionally affecting her life-span development. Teen pregnancy is a prevalent factor among many teenage women especially in their 16th to 19th birthday. Pregnant teenagers are today faced with many obstetrics problems similar to those of the women in their age gap of 20s and 30s. Additional medical concerns are experienced by pregnant teenagers in the developing countries especially women aged 14 or younger. A wide range of teenage pregnancy is unplanned and therefore more risk factors are experienced especially the
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The nature of immorality in many teenagers is endangering their career and personal development on which early marital sex is the root cause of the pregnancy. The society has been humiliating the teenage pregnancies on which the parent suffers a shameful pain. Shameful occurs as the society views the pregnancy as a lack of proper guidance and direction from the parents. Teenage pregnancy causes emotional and psychological trauma to the mother exposing her to the risks of suicide especially in the conservative families of developing countries (Ygoy, 2008).
Alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, inadequate sex education among the teenagers, lower education levels and higher poverty rates are some of the factors contributing to teen pregnancy in the developed countries. However, this is different in developing countries from which teen pregnancies are highly contributed by the financial constraints, sexual or domestic violence, media through the exhibition of phonographic and sex. Together with others, some of these factors may lead to dropping out of schools by the pregnant teenage as she is required to play the role of mother to the unborn baby. Termination of the lady’s education process leads to lack of job skills making it hard for the mother to live as she can’t find and keep a job. As a result of this, poverty becomes prevalent as the mother tries to support herself and the baby. According to researches,