Background and Purpose: Given that Ghana continues to record higher rates of adolescent pregnancy among rural dwellers, notably, those living in the Brong Ahafo, Central and Volta regions, it is surprising that scholarly information related to socio-cultural determinants of this sequel in these mentioned areas of the country is limited. Methods and results: Using a matched case-control design with a ratio, a facility-based sampling approach was used to select adolescent females aged between 15 and 19 years. Conclusion: Adolescent pregnancy heightens the risk of negating birth outcomes that is independent of recognized confounding variables.
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 45, No. The aim of this article is to review current evidence on the epidemiology and clinical care of teenage pregnancy and parenting, and provide recommendations around management of these young people in Australia.
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Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. Largely due to increased contraceptive use, teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined since their peak in But they also need to be able to envision a positive future for themselves: one in which education, employment, and healthy relationships are possible.
Currently, young people comprise the largest cohort in the history of the world and the Region. Education has been identified as one of the structural determinants for adolescent health. Education beyond the primary level has been associated with health benefits across the life course, including lower male injury mortality, lower female fertility, improved adult health, and increased survival of future children 2.
Download the alternative format PDF format, 4. Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada. The goals for preconception care are to improve the health status of women and men before conception and to reduce those behaviours and individual and environmental factors that could contribute to poor maternal and child health outcomes.
Early marriage and pregnancy is a risk factor for poor maternal and child health and socio-economic outcomes. The purpose of this research was firstly to explore factors contributing to teenage pregnancy in rural Lao. Secondly, to understand the specific challenges adolescent mothers face in accessing maternal health services.
The Canadian Paediatric Society gives permission to print single copies of this document from our website. For permission to reprint or reproduce multiple copies, please see our copyright policy. Adolescent parents and their children present to health care practitioners as two paediatric patients, each with unique health care needs.
Although teen pregnancy and birth rates have dropped the past two decades, states still face the reality that black and Latina teens are more than twice as likely as white teens to become pregnant. Despite this, black and Latina girls are more than twice as likely as white girls to become pregnant before they leave adolescence. This glass half-full, half-empty scenario is a dilemma that continues to confound states.
Major health disparities exist in pregnancy among young people. Although social determinant of health SDH approaches in interventions are promoted to reduce these disparities, little research exists that synthesizes empirical links between SDHs and pregnancy among young people. This systematic literature review utilized the Healthy People SDH framework to analyze and synthesize the empirical associations between SDHs and pregnancy among young people. Twenty-two studies met all inclusion criteria and, following the Matrix Method, were assessed for methodological quality and empirical links between determinant areas and pregnancy.