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