This systematic literature review comprehensively examines qualitative studies of intended teenage pregnancy. Following a systematic selection process, findings from included studies were analyzed and integrated using thematic synthesis. The themes are discussed in the context of current knowledge on adolescent reproductive health. Every year, approximately 16 million females aged 15—19 years and about one million females younger than 15 years old give birth worldwide WHO Although most of these births occur in low- and middle-income countries, adolescent pregnancy remains a critical public health concern in developed countries UNICEF From a public health perspective, adolescent pregnancy has a high-risk profile as the impact of multiple factors, including medical complications, lower educational level and long-term socio-economic consequences that confer increased risk of lifespan vulnerabilities to both mother and child.
Teenage pregnancy and motherhood: a review of the literature
These changes include physical, cognitive and emotional changes. Lockie experienced what it was like to be a teenager as he turned 13 and also experienced puberty. His thoughts and opinions change as he experiences more and learns more about life. Developmental psychology, which is also known as Human Development, is the study of progressive psychological changes that occur in human beings as they get older. Development is the series of age-related changes that happens over the course of a lifespan. People pass through different stages in a specific order and each stage builds on top of another and we develop capacities through those stages. Developmental psychologists have come up with their own theories as to how human beings develop.
Literature Review On Teen Pregnancy
Medical and nonmedical studies of teenage pregnancy and its outcomes are reviewed, and the state of our current knowledge is assessed. It is suggested that, while the typical teenage girl is biologically ready for motherhood, a complex set of social and psychological variables leads those least well-suited for the role into becoming teenage parents. The effectiveness of special programs for pregnant adolescents and their offspring is examined, and implications for policy and prevention are offered. PIP: Literature on teenage pregnancy and motherhood was reviewed.
The purpose of this section of the study is to provide a review of relevant literature that focuses on questions related to teenage pregnancy. Presented below will be a discussion of first, the extent of teen pregnancy in the United States and secondly, a description of some of the outcomes, effects, and impacts of teenage pregnancy and childbirth on teenagers and their offspring. The review will conclude with a description of some of the interventions that have been developed to reduce what has been characterized as a major public health problem in the United States Sawhill,