Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Kudzai Gwenhamo

South Africa

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    Contraceptive Use and Teenage Pregnancy among Child-Headed Households in South Africa
    Author(s): Sathiya Susuman A and Kudzai GwenhamoSathiya Susuman A and Kudzai Gwenhamo

    Teenage pregnancy is when a young female between 13 and 19 years old carries a child. It is even more worrisome for teenagers who live in child-headed households because they are vulnerable and at risk of becoming pregnant. A qualitative research technique was employed to conduct the research. There were 40 participants between 13 and 19 years old. These participants lived alone. Usually, the eldest teenager had become the household head. A questionnaire was administered to find out reasons for teenage pregnancy in child-headed households. The questions were based on participants’ sexual health behavior, knowledge about and use of contraceptives and drug and alcohol use. A qualitative investigation was adopted. Out of the 40 cases, the researcher found that 31 participants reported to have at least one child. These were lack of parental supervis.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000517

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