The proportion of teenage girls who are mothers or who are currently pregnant in sub-Saharan African countries is staggering. There are many studies regarding teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and family planning among teenagers, but very little bc known about what happens after pregnancy, ie, the experience of teenage motherhood. Several studies in Ghana have identified the determinants of early sexual activity, contraception, and unsafe abortion, with teenage motherhood only mentioned in passing.
Few studies have explored the experiences of adolescent mothers in detail with regard to their pregnancy and childbirth. This qualitative study explores the experiences of adolescent mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and care of their newborns.
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A few others wanted to become pregnant to command respect from people in society. In nearly all cases, parents and guardians of the adolescent mothers were upset in the initial stages when they heard the news of the pregnancy. One key finding, quite different from Married Calverton nc nurse com loves to fuck other societies, was how often teenage pregnancies are eventually accepted, by both the young women and their families.
Also observed was a rarity of willingness to resort to induced abortion.
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Parenting techniques should be taught in sex education programs. It is universally known that neonatal mortality increases as the age of the mother Calveryon teenagers who give birth before the age of 15 years are five times more likely to die during pregnancy or delivery as women in their 20s, partly as a result of physical immaturity. Adolescent mothers have higher complication rates during both pregnancy and delivery. Compared with adult mothers, adolescent mothers are at increased risk of experiencing poor maternal and infant outcomes, such as maternal and infant death or having a low birth weight infant.
The most pressing problems were lack of support from individuals and institutions, including educational, social, cultural, and financial problems. Ghana has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. Twelve percent of girls aged 15—19 years are either pregnant or have already given birth. In Ghana, adolescent childbearing has potentially negative demographic and social consequences, and births to teenage mothers have been found to have the highest Adult Dating Personals Thornton Beach girls xxx and child mortality.
Much attention is paid to teen pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and contraceptive use among teenagers.
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Consequently, several studies done in Ghana have identified the correlates and determinants of early sexual activity, pregnancy, contraception, and unsafe abortions. This was a qualitative study based on focus group discussions and indepth interviews among teenage mothers. The municipality, which consists of four submunicipalities, ie, Madina, Danfa, Taifa, and Dome, Calvrton a relatively poor community.
Although a few inhabitants are employed in the public service, petty trading and small-scale farming are the dominant occupations. A sizeable portion of the labor force in the municipality is unemployed, a fact reflected in the high poverty level.
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The community is made up of two main religions, Christianity and Islam, with two dominant ethnic groups, Akan and Ga. The data for the study were derived from eight focus group discussions, which were held in April and May ofwith a total of 54 Calvertonn mothers aged 14—19 years living alone or with their parents or guardians. To ensure ethnic and religious variations of participants, two focus groups were held in each of the four submunicipalities.
Indepth interviews were also held with nine teenage mothers. Recruitment occurred at both the facility and community levels. At the facility level, a nurse volunteer compiled a list of all teenage mothers who had recently visited the facility. From the list, some mothers were traced who, in turn, through snowball sampling, led Claverton to other teenage mothers. For each person listed and contacted, the nurse volunteer or Married Calverton nc nurse com loves to fuck female co-author explained to the teenage mother the nature of the research and sought their voluntary Lonely woman looking real sex Milan. With their substantial local knowledge of the community, and based on the briefing of the researchers, the community mobilizers identified houses where potential study participants resided.
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A brief explanation of the study objectives was given to both parents and other adult guardians. The home visits were done to help establish rapport and build confidence among parents, guardians, and the investigator.
During Free porn in Kapolei mi home visits, dates and venues for focus groups and indepth interviews were also discussed. Upon arriving at a consensus, telephone calls were made to each of the participants to confirm the time, place, and date for the discussion or interview.
The focus group discussions were moderated by the female co-author, who has a nursing background and is experienced in interacting with adolescents. There was also a male notetaker who, among other things, captured nonverbal responses, cues, and other interactions. Each focus group nurxe was made up of 6—9 participants.
Discussions normally lasted for about an hour. The focus group discussions were held in venues that were convenient for participants, such as open spaces at the health facility after close of clinic hours and community centers.
All discussions were held in one of the two predominant languages in the municipality, namely Ga or Married Calverton nc nurse com loves to fuck. Snacks were provided, but no financial or nuurse incentives were offered to participants except for reimbursement of transportation costs.
With the consent of participants, the focus group discussions were audio-recorded.
Marfied A focus group discussion guide was developed to facilitate the discussion. With regard to the indepth interviews, six respondents were recruited from the health facility during special clinic days set aside for mothers, while three respondents were recruited from the community to reflect mothers who do not have access to health facilities.
An interview guide, based on topics similar to the focus group discussions, was used to conduct the indepth interviews.
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After every focus group discussion and indepth interview, the recorded discussions were fully transcribed and translated verbatim into English. Coding was done manually based on key words and phrases developed from the data. Nursse themes were categorized according to experiences in relation to pregnancy, childbearing and childcare, and parental views and reactions.
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At this stage, the researcher employed creative and analytical reasoning to determine categories of meaning. Qualitative analysis may focus on manifest or latent content, or a combination of both.
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The participants in the study were teenage mothers aged 14—19 years. There was a mixture of participants who Calerton and spoke both Ga and Twi and a mixture of Christians and Muslims. In terms of parity, the participants Brookline MA bi horney housewifes all mothers of at least one child. Some basic characteristics of the focus group participants are presented in Table 1.
The educational background of the participants of the study included primary, junior high school, and vocational education. Of the 54 participants, many were apprentices learning vocational trades, a few had returned to school after delivery, and Married Calverton nc nurse com loves to fuck majority were not engaged in any employment. For about half of the young mothers, the sexual encounters that resulted in their pregnancy were the result of transactional sex.
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But later he was freed. They went their own way to experiment by engaging in sex.
They felt it was a stage in the life of an adolescent, a period where most adolescents turn rebellious and do not listen to counsel. They preferred to explore and take advice from peers and not from parents.
These mothers emphasized that even where parents may be providing for all their needs, sheer stubbornness led them into pregnancy. I had no financial problems. I created that problem. He became my boyfriend and made me pregnant.
We were experimenting, which resulted in the pregnancy. A few of the adolescents mentioned that they chose to become pregnant, and that they had always wanted to have children early in life.
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Some of the participants who became pregnant in late adolescence appreciated this viewpoint.