Search for dissertations about: "adolescent pregnancy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the words adolescent pregnancy.

  1. 1. Adolescent pregnancies in Nicaragua. The importance of education

    Author : Elmer Zelaya Blandon; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; adolescent; contraception; sexuality; pregnancy; gender; education; Nicaragua;

    Abstract : Early adolescent pregnancy implies increased social and medical risks. There is lack of understanding of the mechanisms behind early sexual debut and pregnancy. This contributes to the difficulties to meet the educational and health care needs of adolescents. READ MORE

  2. 2. Adolescent pregnancies in the Amazon basin of Ecuador a rights and gender approach to girls' sexual and reproductive health

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Isabel Goicolea; Marianne Wulff; Miguel San Sebastian; Johanne Sundby; [2009]
    Keywords : adolescent pregnancy; adolescent motherhood; reproductive and sexual health; right to health; gender relations; gender structures; Ecuador; Amazon; Sexuality; agency; medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Adolescent pregnancy has been associated with adverse health and social outcomes, but it has also been favorably viewed as a pathway to adulthood. In Ecuador, where 20% of girls aged between 15-19 years get pregnant, the adolescent fertility rate has increased and inequalities between adolescent girls from different educational, socio-economic levels and geographical regions are prominent: 43% of illiterate adolescents become pregnant compared to 11% with secondary education. READ MORE

  3. 3. Anaemia in women of reproductive age in Tanzania A study in Dar es Salaam

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Siriel Nanzia Massawe; Per Bergsjø; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Obstetrics and gynaecology; pregnancy; iron deficiency; intervention; Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar; MEDICINE Surgery Obstetrics and women s diseases; MEDICIN Kirurgi Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; obstetrik och gynekologi;

    Abstract : The overall aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age and to investigate the underlying causes, as well as assess the effectiveness of antenatal care (ANC) interventions for anaemia prevention. Consecutive pregnant women booking for ANC (n=2235) were screened for anaemia, followed up and screened again late in pregnancy. READ MORE

  4. 4. Partner violence during pregnancy, psychosocial factors and child outcomes in Nicaragua

    University dissertation from Umeå : Folkhälsa och klinisk medicin

    Author : Eliette Valladares Cardoza; Ulf Högberg; Berit Schei; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Public health; abuse during pregnancy; partner violence; pregnant women; low birth weight; small for gestational age; Nicaragua; Folkhälsomedicin; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden;

    Abstract : The objectives of the thesis was to explore partner violence during pregnancy in Nicaragua – its prevalence and characteristics, how women perceive, understand and cope with it, its association with specific child outcomes such as low birth weight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA) and preterm birth, and possible pathways. A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted with 478 pregnant women and for a sub-sample of 147 salivary cortisol was measured. READ MORE

  5. 5. Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in Swaziland : Quality of care, community support and health care service needs

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Patricia Thuli Mngadi; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Adolescents; adolescent pregnancy; content analysis; FGDs; gender identity; maternity care; risky sexual behaviour; social support; Swaziland.;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to study - from different perspectives - adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in Swaziland. The specific objectives were to: i) explore maternity care practices and support for adolescent mothers during their stay in the maternity unit; ii) study the postpartum support to adolescent mothers and their newborns at home by families, communities and health professionals; iii) explore adolescents' views regarding risky sexual behaviour; iv) explore adolescent boys' views on adolescent pregnancy and parenthood; v) explore health care staff provision of adolescent sexual and reproductive health care services in Swaziland. READ MORE