Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana


  • Nathan Asamoah Agyemang Science Department, Mount Mary College of Education, Ghana


adolescent, birth weight, teenage pregnancy, socio-economic, societal rejection


Teenage pregnancy has been a social canker causing a lot of problems to governments, societies and individuals the world over. This study explores the prevalence of teenage pregnancy in relation to the challenges faced by teenage pregnant mothers in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana. The descriptive cross-sectional survey design was employed. The stratified and purposive sampling procedures were used to select a sample of 150 (100 pregnant teenagers and 50 health workers). Two self-constructed questionnaires were designed to collect data. The data collected were analysed using Chi-square, and descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentage scores. The study revealed that teenage pregnant girls face various health, education and socio-economic challenges such as complications of delivery and low birth weight, inability of parents to send wards to school and ridiculing and mockery by school mates, and societal rejection respectively. From the findings, the study concluded that teenage pregnancy is a serious public health issue that has observable negative health, educational and socio-economic effects on the pregnant girls.


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How to Cite

Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana. (2020). Hybrid Journal of Psychology, 1(1).