Running head: ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY
Early childbearing, especially among teenage girls, is accompanied by multiple
consequences in terms of the child health, maternal health and the well-being of the
community at large (Papri, Khanam, Ara, & Panna, 2016). The possible risks that teenage
pregnancies present include social stigma, most of the teenage pregnancies and childbirth are
extra-marital which may be seen as immoral in conservative societies. More so, the teenage
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