The Study of Factors Influencing Teenagers Pregnancy in Africa

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Innovative Research & Development (IJIIRD), ISSN: 2456-236X,Vol. 02 Issue 01, 2017

6 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2017

Date Written: October 14, 2017


The study of factors influencing teenagers’ pregnancy is a topic of importance for this review, among different studies done I read, four of them were chosen for making this review. On first study tilted gender and sexuality notions as determinants of school pregnancies in Tanzania where the researcher wanted to measure perceptions of girls and boys on sexuality, It is a very good study that showed difference between girls and boys by sex and responsibilities and showed that due to decision making capacity, girls fall under boys and influence pregnancy to them, he said that adolescent themselves must take measures of preventing this issue, I argue saying that critical thinking of adolescents is low meaning that schools should take measures of protecting them while at school. I continue to the study on factors contributing to teenage pregnancy in the Capricorn district of the Limpopo Province, by Tebogo M. Mothiba, Maria S. Maputle, this also enjoyable work despite few arguments in problem statement where there is no explanation of existing problem, there is no statistics showing number of pregnant teenagers, and as he was in the community he was to have data from community members for clarification, in results also, it was better to mention percentages of each factor to influence teen pregnancy, on the factors associated with adolescent pregnancies among secondary school students. A study from Tanga-tanzania by Nyakubega Peter, this is also important work, the researcher mentioned some of factors contributing to adolescents pregnancy in high schools include poverty which is the main factor that contribute up 57.1%, I made argument in recommendation where he recommended parents to teach their children about reproductive health, I argue saying that we are not sure if parents knows about reproductive health and recommendations can be firstly based on important findings, he was to recommend firstly on how to support adolescents from poor families. Concerning The Effects of Teenage Pregnancy on the Educational Attainment of Girls at Chorkor by Charles Gyan, this study also is important, his first objective was to identify factors contributing to teenagers pregnancy then after this he came to effects, he missed an objective, I argued saying that there is no objective showing an intervention on solving existing problem.

Keywords: Factors, Schools, Teenagers, and Pregnancy

Suggested Citation

Yadufashije, Dr.Callixte and Sangano, George Bahati and Samuel, Rebero, The Study of Factors Influencing Teenagers Pregnancy in Africa (October 14, 2017). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Innovative Research & Development (IJIIRD), ISSN: 2456-236X,Vol. 02 Issue 01, 2017. Available at SSRN:

Dr.Callixte Yadufashije (Contact Author)


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George Bahati Sangano

University of Rwanda ( email )


Rebero Samuel

Kenyatta University, Students ( email )


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