This research work is carried out to find out the causes of
teenage pregnancy among female student in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area in
Edo State. It deals with the purpose of the study, which is to find out the
problems teens are facing concerning unwanted pregnancy and unwed parenthood.
To suggest ways of helping any youth facing the dilemma of unwed parenthood as
well as practical suggestions for adolescents in avoiding the pitfall of being
pregnant. Related literature was reviewed and questionnaires were administered.
It was observed that most students drop out from secondary school as a result
of teenage pregnancy the summary recommendation and conclusion researcher was
able to find out that adolescent from neglected families or broken home lead to
teenage pregnancy. It was also detected that lack of exposition, lack of family
guidance and bad company contribute a lot to teenage pregnancy. Based on the
above findings, it was recommended that since the parents has a greater role to
play in the life of adolescent therefore parents should maintain stable and
positive relationship with their children. And also parents encourage deep
religious spiritual affiliation and realistic academic expectation.
1.1Background of the study
1.2Statement of the problem
1.3Purpose of the study
1.5Significance of the study
1.6Scope and limitations
1.7Definition of terms
Review of literature
3.1Population of the study
3.5Reliability and Validity of Instrument
3.6Method of analysis
4.1Analysis of Data
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The number of teenagers giving birth each year is staggering. In
fact of the slight more than 10% of young mothers are teenagers. Nigerian birth
rate for adolescent is one of the highest in the world and the prevalence among
female adolescent in Nigeria of sexually transmitted infection including HIV is
climbing rapidly. In an effect to reduce her high pregnancy rate by teenagers
including other problems, Nigerians developed a national reproduction health
policy in the year 2000 that focuses on preventing risk sexual behaviour during
adolescent (national Population Commission) Nigeria demographic and health
survey 2004, Abuja Nigeria Commission 2006.
While sexual knowledge is higher among young people put of school
sexual experience while in school pay prompt students to acquire sexual
knowledge and to move out of school. In Nigeria, pregnancy and motherhood mark
the end of school attendance and by 16 years, 21% female adolescent are
either pregnant or have given birth. Teenagers face daily pressure from peers,
they are expose to influence of TV movies, the music industry and internet etc
unfortunately young ones are too inexperienced to handle the consequences of
1.2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
This research work is to look into the causes of teenage pregnancy
among female students and its effect. Millions of children return from school
to an empty house because both parents are of the working class, which makes
many teenagers less parents. Dysfunction families have set the stage for pregnancy.
Many parents feel that their young ones will be taught sex education in school
while the schools have failed to meet that demand. So good foundation of sex
education both in school and at home, there is also the powerful influence of
the media because teenager usually spend more likely to practice these
behaviours in real life and have multiple sexual partners. In our computer age,
children do not need to have computer in their homes before using one, the use
of computer have increased in many country including Nigeria and sexual
materials of all kinds are easily accessible through the internet. Unsupervised
internet use may expose teenagers to pornographic and sex chart room, some
teenagers are willing to accept sex if they are paid and some adult encourage
teenage sex by deliberately taking advantages of their being poor.
Most parents fail to understand their children and do not have a
close relationship with their children as a result, find it difficult to
confide matters to their parents.
1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
School age girls who are become pregnant come from all
socio-economic classes, all race, and all part of the country. The main aim of
this project therefore is designed to help many youth face dilemma of unwed
parenthood as well as practical suggestions for adolescents in avoiding the
pitfalls of being pregnant and becoming parents suddenly.
1.Is there any significant difference between
negligence of children by parents and teenage pregnancy?
2.Is there any significant difference between
knowledge of sex education either in school or at home and teenage pregnancy?
3.Is there any significant difference between
exposure to media and computer and teenage pregnancy?
4.Is there any significance difference between
parental background and teenage pregnancy?
5.Is there any significance difference between
peer group influence and teenage pregnancy?
1.5SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The necessity to have teenagers make the right decisions pick
appropriate findings, view others with value or importance and become better
mothers and fathers. Now that there is much controversy and confusion as regard
sex and morals, have made ours project a good relevant to our moral society.
This is the nation making (practical suggestions) available to all
at the appropriate time become next in priority.
1.6DEFINITION OF TERMS
That act or process of adopting a child.
the removal of expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus resulting in or
caused by death.
young person age 10-14 years.
desire to know above a lot of different things.
condition of being pregnant or the period of time when a woman is pregnant.
Having sex with a lot of people.
Peer Pressure: A
strong pressure imposes by peer group.
Some one of the same age group, social class etc.
Sex Education: Education
in school about the physical processes and emotions involved in sex.
Someone who give birth between the age of 13 and 19 or a girl who give birth at
her teenage age some one who is between 13 and 19 years old.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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