Teen pregnancy remains a challenge but along with stakeholders, the Government is fighting hard to curb the vice. One outstanding aspect, however, is how young women have taken it upon themselves to curb this hardship. They have started initiatives to sensitise and help young girls to stay in school, alert them on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, and they also support those who are raising kids as teen mothers. Uwamungu says having young girls take the lead in curbing teen pregnancies makes her feel relieved, adding that it would be a bigger issue if none of the young women were doing anything about this problem. Inadequate reproductive health information and limited access to family planning information are major factors to blame for teen pregnancy. Uwamungu, hence, believes that if only all young women and girls would join hands to tackle this problem together, much more will be achieved.
So a pregnancy prevention program in eighth grade and another in her neighborhood this summer hit home. The pregnancy prevention projects Latavia attended are among hundreds across the country, reaching more than a million youths, that are funded by a program the Trump administration has scheduled for elimination in its proposed budget. If Congress concurs, it will end the Obama-era effort to shift away from decades of reliance on abstinence-only programs, which showed little to no evidence of effectiveness. As reported last month , officials told all the groups their pregnancy prevention grants would end in June , two years early. Shortly before the groups receiving grants learned their money would be cut early, a leader of an abstinence education advocacy organization, Valerie Huber, was named chief of staff to the health and human services assistant secretary who oversees adolescent health.
Download this publication. Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American countries will not fulfill the sustainable development goal on adolescent pregnancy by This underperformance has happened despite positive developments towards meeting family planning needs and universal health coverage goals see Table 1.
Teenage pregnancy , also known as adolescent pregnancy , is 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. Teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues , including lower educational levels and poverty.