How Adolescence and Pregnancy Connect
Some statistics in Kenya show that 17-18% of all births are to women under the age of 20. Pregnant youth are entitled to same quality of care as old women.
Research has shown that adolescents tend to be delaying in seeking care due to social and cultural practices.
More attention should be directed to them.
Your services should be provided in an acceptable and non-judgemental manner.
You should also offer confidentiality to the adolescents.
You should enforce counseling to the adolescents and youths.
Reinforcing Counseling to the Adolescents and Youths.
- Peer influence.
- Advice on early antenatal care attendance.
- Talk about safe sex, ABCD.
- Counsel them on drug abuse, STIs, HIV and T.B.
- Family Planning.
- Dangers of abortion.