A study to determine contributing factors to pregnancy among school girls in lusaka urban.

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Chisenga, Grace.
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The study was conducted at the University Teaching Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The main aim of the study was to identify factors contributing to pregnancy among school girls, so that preventive measures could be identified to control the situation. The literature reviewed was centred on the possible causes of teenage pregnancy and on its social, psychological, economical and educational consequences to the pregnant school girl. The purpose of the study was achieved by interviewing fifty (50) single pregnant girls. The interview schedule was chosen to be ideal because the investigator thought this was the appropriate method to use in order to elicit more information from the subjects. Data was collected, processed and analysed manually. The results of the study revealed that the contributing factors to pregnancy among school girls are mostly socio-economical related. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents came from the low socio-income group. Another factor contributing to pregnancy was lack of sex education. The findings also revealed that topics which are taught to initiates during initiation do not really deal with sex matters adequately.
Teenage pregnancy --Zambia. , Teenage girls --Sexual behavior --Zambia.