All over the world, women experience unwanted pregnancy; some of these women seek to terminate the pregnancy by safe medical means, if possible but often by whatever available. The termination of pregnancies most generally known as “abortion” is a universal phenomenon occurring throughout all levels of societal organization and recorded history. Techniques implemented are highly varied, as are circumstances under which it is practiced. Abortion is not unique at any point in time or level of societal organization. It has existed before history started to be recorded and it still exists till today. An abortion by definition is the discarding by the uterus of the product of conception before the 24th week of pregnancy. Adolescence is often a turbulent time, caught between childhood and adulthood. The adolescents face some unique problems. It is also referred to as the period between puberty and maturity (that is, between 11 to 18 years of age).
Generally, several factors were adduced as reasons why people (Females) engage in the practice of abortion. These reasons vary among women of all ages and circumstance surrounding the pregnancy. • Lack of Financial Assistance
Due to the poor economic situation economic imbroglio – a complex and complicating economic situation the fear for financial difficulty to arise the child, what other people might think or say concerning the nine months of pregnancy and the psychological fear of scaling through the nine months is one of the major factors or causes of the practice of abortion among most adolescents. This could also be said to be a consequence of lack of confidence in God since the most beautiful desire of a woman should be her own child i.e. having her own child. In respect tot adolescents who in their young age might lack finance to rarise a child especially when their partners do not own to the responsibility of the pregnancy. Also, the false value society we all are living in which the economic situation sees to be...
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