Effects of Early pregnancy among teenage mothers to their Personality development in Barangay Julo, San Antonio, Nueva Ecija
Introduction and Background
Nowadays, one of the major problems in our country is the rapid increase of population. Teenage pregnancy is a big part of this problem. From 2000 to 2010, the number of live births by teenage mothers in the Philippines rose by 60 percent. A total of 207,898 mothers aged below 20 years old gave birth in 2010. In 2000, however, this number was only 126,025, NSO said. Many of the teenagers admitted that they have already been doing or engaged in premarital sex and were now facing the problem of pregnancy and not knowing about the consequences and future responsibilities of being a mother. Teenagers who are engaged on this situation create a very big impact to their personality development due to the broken pattern of a person’s life development. Even though they are not mature enough they are being forced by the situation to cover up the immaturity that they were still dealing with. Nevertheless, they come up to ignore their fruitful child and in some cases abortion or forced abortion come to their minds to escape from responsibilities that are immoral. As no exhaustive researches have been done to this matter, this study is an attempt to document qualitatively on unmarried teenage mothers. It is very important to give prior attention to unmarried teenage mothers because they are not very well aware regarding pregnancy and its upcoming responsibilities. This study could be very useful for some professionals that are conducting research, too. Findings from the study could be a very good resource in the production of information, communication, education materials for teenage group and students.
The study aims the following questions:
1. What is the demographic profile of respondents when grouped according to: a. age
b. educational attainment
d. monthly family...
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