Teen Pregnancy: Children Having Children in Tanzania

14 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2012  

Carolyn Mbelwa

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Kahabi G. isangula

SPHCM; Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Date Written: March 24, 2012

Abstract

Adolescent pregnancy is a worldwide problem. In Sub-Saharan Africa, increasing number of girls are becoming mothers by the age of 18 years old.Tanzania as one of the country in Sub-Saharan Africa, teen pregnancy is a very big problem among adolescent girls. Pregnancy during adolescent has been associated with school drop out among girls in Tanzania.The purpose of this paper is to construct and describe the conceptual framework on factors contributing to Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania and propose the way forward.

Keywords: Teen, adolescent, pregnancy, girls, Tanzania

Suggested Citation

Mbelwa, Carolyn and Isangula, Kahabi Ganka, Teen Pregnancy: Children Having Children in Tanzania (March 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2028369 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2028369

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Kahabi Ganka Isangula

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