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Exploring the impact of teenage pregnancy on disadvantaged adolescents in Mpumalanga

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dc.contributor.advisor Shirinda-Mthombeni, Keit Mokoena, Tebogo 2019-12-05T08:36:45Z 2019-12-05T08:36:45Z 2018-11
dc.description Text in English en
dc.description.abstract Teenage pregnancy remains a major social, economic and health challenge in South Africa. The consequences of unplanned teenage pregnancies are devastating. The current study explored the impact of teenage pregnancy on disadvantaged adolescents in Mpumalanga. Fourteen adolescent girls were selected, using the purposive sampling technique. The objectives were to explore the experiences of adolescence, as well as their knowledge of various methods of preventing teenage pregnancy, and how they cope with the pregnancy. The study further explored programmes that are available to assist with teenage pregnancies in the community. Data was collected using in-depth one on one interviews to allow the researcher a platform to ask open-response questions. The data was thematically analysed by carefully categorising and expanding significant themes that emerged from the participant’s responses. The study revealed that lack of knowledge about sex and contraceptives, unhealthy coping strategies, lack of support from parents and peer pressure are all effects of teenage pregnancy and the reasons for participating in unprotected sexual activities. Recommendations for overcoming these challenges were provided to the community, schools and government organisations as guidelines in the establishment of youth programmes. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 92 leaves) : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Pregnancy en
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en
dc.subject Vulnerable en
dc.subject Sexual initiation en
dc.subject Risky behaviour en
dc.subject Teenage en
dc.subject Motherhood en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Peer pressure en
dc.subject Support communication en
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Caregivers en
dc.subject.ddc 362.78743096827
dc.subject.ddc Teenage pregnancy -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga
dc.subject.ddc Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga
dc.subject.ddc Youth with social disabilities -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga
dc.title Exploring the impact of teenage pregnancy on disadvantaged adolescents in Mpumalanga en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Psychology)

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