The Issues and the Challenges of Teenage Pregnancy: Investigating the Counseling Implications of the Speedy Remedial and Strategies for Sustainable Development

Authors

  • Dr Etini Otumo Department of Molecular Basis of Human Disease, University of Crete, School of Medicine, Greece
  • Glory Gabriel Umoh Department Of General Studies, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osuua, Ikot Ekpene

Keywords:

Teenage Pregnancy, Sustainable Development and Counseling Implications

Abstract

The study analyzed the issues and challenges of teenage pregnancy, investigating the counseling implications of the speedy remedial measures and strategies for sustainable development. Teenage pregnancy poses significant health risks for both the mother and the baby. Young mothers may face complications during pregnancy and childbirth, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and an increased risk of maternal mortality. Teenage pregnancy often disrupts educational attainment. Young mothers may be forced to drop out of school, limiting their future opportunities and potential career paths. This educational setback can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, as individuals with lower educational levels often face challenges in securing stable employment and achieving financial independence. Since early pregnancies can perpetuate cycles of poverty and limited opportunities that can impede the long-term success of communities and nations, addressing these concerns is crucial to supporting sustainable development. Counselors play a crucial role in mitigating teenage pregnancy by addressing the various factors that contribute to this phenomenon, these factors include Counseling on reproductive health choices, exploring socioeconomic factors, promoting parental involvement, addressing mental health and emotional well-being, community engagement and awareness and advocating for accessible contraception The study concluded that teenage pregnancy poses significant challenges, including adverse effects on the health and well-being of both the adolescent mother and the child. These issues extend beyond personal consequences to impact societal development. Addressing teenage pregnancy requires comprehensive strategies that encompass education, access to contraceptives, and social support systems. One of the recommendations made was that comprehensive sex education programs should be implemented in schools to equip adolescents with accurate information about reproductive health, contraception, and responsible decision-making.

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2024-03-27

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Otumo, D. E., & Umoh, G. G. (2024). The Issues and the Challenges of Teenage Pregnancy: Investigating the Counseling Implications of the Speedy Remedial and Strategies for Sustainable Development. International Journal of Integrative and Modern Medicine, 2(3), 25–38. Retrieved from http://medicaljournals.eu/index.php/IJIMM/article/view/191