Social and Personal Related Factors Influencing Teenage Pregnancy

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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATED FACTORS INFLUENCING
TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN BARANGGAY TIKAY,
CITY OF MALOLOS, BULACAN

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of La Consolacion University Philippines

In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements in
MAN 201 - Research Methodology

by:

Andrew S. Zerrudo R.N

to:

Dr. Alvin V. Nuqui MABS, Ph.D

October 2012
Chapter 1
The Problem and Its Background

Introduction
Teenage pregnancy or adolescent pregnancy is the early conception of female whose age ranges from 13 to 19. Just recently, adolescent has become an important issue in health in great number of countries, both developed and developing. However, pregnancy in adolescence is not an unusual phenomenon as it keeps on rising every now and then.

There are lots of speculations about which factors triggers pregnancy the most. Some of these factors were deemed to be poverty, socioeconomic factors, educational attainment etc. Actually, a family with history of teenage birth is considered as one of the factor that influences teenage pregnancy. Teen female with family history of teenage births are significantly more likely to experience teenage pregnancy (East, et.al 2007). Childhood history of sexual abuse has also been taking in place as a factor of having early pregnancy. This factor increases the risk of teen women for subsequent adolescent pregnancy and that addressing conditions associated with childhood sexual abuse might impact the overall pregnancy rate (Noll, et.al. 2009).

Somehow, even non expected factors such as childhood bullying were deemed to contribute for teen to have early pregnancy. Childhood bullying tends to have negative effect on the childhood of teen females. In fact, both bullies and victims had high risk of becoming teenage mothers regardless of the family-related risk factors. Reports of bullying and victimization from the girls themselves, their parents and their teacher were associated with...
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