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Title: Teenage Pregnancy: A Threat to Safe Motherhood
Authors: Jatau, Audu Andrew
Kajang, Gorah Yakubu
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Proceedings of the National Conference of Nigerian Association of Health Education Teachers
Series/Report no.: Vol. 7;No. 1; Pp 30-36
Abstract: Teenage pregnancy poses threats to reproductive health. Hany ►OMC11 have suffered and are still suffering from various reproductive health problems sequel to unwanted pregnancies. This explains why, 11710 (1995) reported that hundreds of pregnant girls and women alive at sun set never saw the sun rise the following morning. Some died in labour and others suffered from pelvic inflammatory diseases, crude abortion from unskilled abortionist, hemorrhage, infertility and eclampsia. It is estimated that about 500,000 die from complications of pregnancy and child birth and many more suffer long term disability and pain for he rest of their lives. The purpose of this paper therefore, is to examine the consequences of pelvic inflammatory disease, obstructed labour, injury of the genital tract, bleeding or hemorrhage, infection, abortion, eclampsia, maternal mortality and infertility on the reproductive health of adolescent girls. Furthermore, the paper offers recommendations on how to prevent the problems of reproductive health that pose threats to the live of adolescent girls.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1370
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