Awareness and Attitude Regarding Teenage Pregnancy among Adolescent Girls of Chandannath Municipality, Jumla

Authors

  • Sharmila Shrestha Karnali Academy of Health Science, Jumla
  • Sarita Shrestha Karnali Academy of Health Science, Jumla
  • Monika Lama Karnali Academy of Health Science, Jumla
  • Sujata Ojha Karnali Academy of Health Science, Jumla
  • Savina Thapa Karnali Academy of Health Science, Jumla

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i2.42106

Keywords:

adolescent girls, awareness and attitude, teenage pregnancy

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the awareness and attitude regarding teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls.

Methods: A descriptive cross- sectional design was carried out among 334 adolescent girls of school students of Chandannath Municipality, Jumla.

Results: Awareness of teenage pregnancy was inadequate in 68% of adolescent girls, moderate in 26% and adequate in only 6%. Attitude to denounce teenage pregnancy was good in 58.1%, neutral in 34.4% and unfavorable in7.5%. There was no relation between awareness and attitude regarding teenage pregnancy and types of family, level of education of father and mother.

Conclusion: Despite of favourable attitude against teenage pregnancy, the awareness level is low in adolescent girls. There was no significant difference between demographic variables with awareness and attitude regarding teenage pregnancy.

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Published

2022-01-01

How to Cite

Shrestha, S. ., Shrestha, S. ., Lama, M. ., Ojha, S. ., & Thapa, S. . (2022). Awareness and Attitude Regarding Teenage Pregnancy among Adolescent Girls of Chandannath Municipality, Jumla . Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16(2), 74–78. https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i2.42106

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