The Underlying Reasons For The Prevalence Of Teenage Pregnancy: A Shared Experience Of Senior High School Dropouts At The Birim Central Municipality
  • Author(s): Faustina Akosua Agyeiwaa Kwofie
  • Paper ID: 1701769
  • Page: 161-168
  • Published Date: 06-12-2019
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 3 Issue 5 November-2019
Abstract

The aim of this study was to gain some insights into the lived experiences of Senior High School Dropouts at the Birim Central Municipality. A case study of twenty pregnant teenagers who had dropped out of school due to their pregnancy was used for the study. This research was undertaken to listen to the experiences of young women through individual interviews. The analysis of qualitative material obtained from the field and also informed by a narrative research perspective, found that girls get pregnant due to the lack of sex education, no/less knowledge in the use of contraceptives, poverty, abuse, neglect and substance misusewere major reasons for the prevalence of teen pregnancy in the study area. It is recommended that policy makers, the Ministry of Education, teachers, and parents should give far more comprehensive information about how to avoid unintended pregnancy and STDs. Teachers should motivate and give more attention to girls. Parents should provide the basic needs for school, at home and for their general up keep. Educational funds should be raised in the district to help needy children especially girls.

Citations

IRE Journals:
Faustina Akosua Agyeiwaa Kwofie "The Underlying Reasons For The Prevalence Of Teenage Pregnancy: A Shared Experience Of Senior High School Dropouts At The Birim Central Municipality" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 5 2020 Page 161-168

IEEE:
Faustina Akosua Agyeiwaa Kwofie "The Underlying Reasons For The Prevalence Of Teenage Pregnancy: A Shared Experience Of Senior High School Dropouts At The Birim Central Municipality" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(5)