 There is no universally agreed definition of
youth and adolescents. Therefore, each agency
such as UNFPA, UN General Ass...
 WHO defines adolescence as the second
decade of life, the period between the age of 10
to 19. However it must be emphasi...
-about 16 million adolescence give birth every
year most in low-middle income countries.
-an estimated 3 million girls age...
 Early marriages mostly influenced by culture
 Sexual behaviors by adolescents
 Peer pressure
 Drug and alcohol abuse
...
 The impacts of adolescent Pregnancy can be on
both the mother and baby
 Also they can be psychosocial and medical
 THE MOTHER
 Drop out of school
 be unemployed or underemployed
 STDs & HIV/AIDS infections
 complication during birt...
 THE BABY
 May grow up without a father
 deformity
 death
 Education.
 Sex education
 family planning
 Prenatal care
 Available multi media sources like Wise Up
campaigns, hel...
 SERVICES
 Youth friendly services should go mobile for
those in remote areas.
 all forms of media should be utilized f...
 As part of the preventative measures we came
with a campaign called BW Adolescents INFO
HUB.
 This is done through soci...
 So far we have a facebook page; BW
Adolescents INFO HUB
 Blog; bwadoiescentinfohub.wordpress.com
 Google+
 We also sh...
 From various research done, adolescent pregnancy is a
problem that the world is facing. Many girls who
become pregnant h...
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!
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Adolescent pregnancies in Botswana!!!!!

  1. 1.  There is no universally agreed definition of youth and adolescents. Therefore, each agency such as UNFPA, UN General Assembly, WHO and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have their own definitions. The age groups of youth and adolescents overlap and there is no concrete beginning or ending age.
  2. 2.  WHO defines adolescence as the second decade of life, the period between the age of 10 to 19. However it must be emphasized that adolescence is the phase, rather than a fixed time period in an individual's life.  Researches show that most adolescent become sexually active before they reach 20 years.
  3. 3. -about 16 million adolescence give birth every year most in low-middle income countries. -an estimated 3 million girls aged 15-19 undergo unsafe abortions. -in low-and middle income countries ,complications from pregnancy and childbirth a leading course of death among girls ages 15- 19. -infants of adolescent mothers are more likely are more likely to have low birth weight.
  4. 4.  Early marriages mostly influenced by culture  Sexual behaviors by adolescents  Peer pressure  Drug and alcohol abuse  Lack of information  Poverty.
  5. 5.  The impacts of adolescent Pregnancy can be on both the mother and baby  Also they can be psychosocial and medical
  6. 6.  THE MOTHER  Drop out of school  be unemployed or underemployed  STDs & HIV/AIDS infections  complication during birth which may lead to death  obstetric fistula (i.e. tear in the birth canal which creates leakage of urine.)
  7. 7.  THE BABY  May grow up without a father  deformity  death
  8. 8.  Education.  Sex education  family planning  Prenatal care  Available multi media sources like Wise Up campaigns, help lines e.g. YOCA 
  9. 9.  SERVICES  Youth friendly services should go mobile for those in remote areas.  all forms of media should be utilized fully to increase accessibility  stakeholders collaborations 
  10. 10.  As part of the preventative measures we came with a campaign called BW Adolescents INFO HUB.  This is done through social media as means of reaching as many youth as possible.  This aims at providing information and sharing ideas on issues of adolescent pregnancy.
  11. 11.  So far we have a facebook page; BW Adolescents INFO HUB  Blog; bwadoiescentinfohub.wordpress.com  Google+  We also shared our presentation on slideshare.com
  12. 12.  From various research done, adolescent pregnancy is a problem that the world is facing. Many girls who become pregnant have to leave school. This has long- term implications for them as individuals, their families and their communities  With the current era of the HIV epidemic, adolescent pregnant poses a threat to the future of countries hard hit. As many of their youth are at risk of contacting HIV.  Services that aim at preventing adolescent pregnancy needs to be intensified and made accessible to youth.  Education should also be intensified and also be translated I various languages to cater for different tribes in the country.

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