Teenage Pregnancy 1

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Teenage Pregnancy 1

  1. 1. Teenage pregnancy<br />
  2. 2. New Zealand continues to have one of the highest rates<br />2nd only to the United States when compared with OECD countries<br />An Overview<br />
  3. 3. Increased risk of Antenatal complications<br />Increased risk of mortality<br />Failure to complete schooling<br />Socio-Economic disadvantage<br />Maternal Depression<br />Less competent parenting<br />Problems In the Young Mums<br />
  4. 4. Higher rates of health problems<br />Physical injury<br />Behavioural difficulties<br />Cognitive problems<br />Educational under achievement<br />Problems in the Children<br />
  5. 5. Personal adjustment<br />Educational opportunities<br />Cultural Identification<br />Family experiences<br />Contribute to their risk of an early pregnancy<br />Dependent on several factors<br />
  6. 6. Government Initiatives put them alongside drug abuse and crime as issues to be ‘tackled’<br />Being seen as a ‘bad’ thing<br />Facing disapproval<br />Society Attitude<br />
  7. 7. Common problems-Attitude<br />
  8. 8. Apathy<br />Disinterest<br />Know it all<br />Maybe poor school achievers<br />Short attention span<br />Attitude<br />
  9. 9. No transport<br />Who else is coming<br />Confidentiality<br />Conflict with other class participants<br />Too busy<br />Other excuses<br />
  10. 10. No two way communication<br />Sessions must be short and engaging<br />Reading & Writing<br />Very quiet participants<br />Drug taking<br />Class challenges<br />
  11. 11. Less scrutiny from older mums who seem to ‘have it all’<br />Increased attendance rate<br />Get away from the stigma<br />Information in a secure environment<br />So Why Bother?<br />
  12. 12. Investigating traditional Maori practices<br />Discussing birthing 3rd stage whilst making clay pot<br />Making muka strands from flax to tie off the cord<br />Cultural Awareness<br />
  13. 13. YouTube<br />DVD<br />Email<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />Chat Rooms<br />Drop in sessions<br />Text Messaging<br />Different Approaches<br />
  14. 14. &quot;Studies show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after the age of 25“<br />Ref: Colorado Springs local newspaper (1999)<br />Final Fact<br />

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