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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 54-58
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-3
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Perceived, Psychological Impact of Teenage Pregnancy among Students

Mona A. Elnagar1, EmanSeif Ashour2, Marwa Ahmed Shahin2, and Afaf Mohamed Mohamed Emam3

1Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, EL Menoufia University, Egypt

2Maternal & NewBorn Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, ELMenoufia University, Egypt

3Obstetric & Women’s Health Nursing, Benha University, Egypt

Pub. Date: March 06, 2018

Cite this paper:
Mona A. Elnagar, EmanSeif Ashour, Marwa Ahmed Shahin and Afaf Mohamed Mohamed Emam. Perceived, Psychological Impact of Teenage Pregnancy among Students. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(2):54-58. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-3

Abstract

Teenage pregnancy is a major health concern because teenage mothers and their children are at high risk of illness and death. Aim of the study: was to determine the perception of teenagers pertaining to psychological consequences of teenage pregnancy. Hypothesis Most female at the age of 16-19 who are engaged at teenage pregnancy are more likely to have psychological problems. Design: The descriptive cross sectional research design was used in this study. Setting: The study was conducted in two secondary schools at Menoufia Governerate: El-Sanawia banat old secondary school and El-Sanawia banat new secondary school. Subjects: Simple random sample method was used in this study. The total sample consisted of 186 adolescents from the schools with ages ranging from 16-19 years. Tools: interviewing questionnaire adopted by the researchers. Results: The final study results shows that a young teenager is significantly more challenging, medically, and psychologically problematic. Conclusion: Teenagers who are engaged at teenage pregnancy mostly drop out of school and also, they are still depending on their parents. Recommendation: Psychological intervention programs to minimise the psychological problems experienced by pregnant teenagers conducted at Maternal Child Health centers.

Keywords:
perceived psychological impact teenage pregnancy

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