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dc.contributor.author Acharya, Dev Raj en
dc.contributor.author Bhattarai, Rabi en
dc.contributor.author Poobalan, Amudha en
dc.contributor.author Teijlingen, van Edwin en
dc.contributor.author Chapman, Glyn en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-13T23:01:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-13T23:01:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11400/1243
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.source www.hsj.gr en
dc.subject Έφηβοι
dc.subject Εγκυμοσύνη στην εφηβία
dc.subject Νότια Ασία
dc.subject Παράγοντες
dc.subject Teenage pregnancy
dc.subject Factors
dc.subject South Asia
dc.subject Young people
dc.title Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in South Asia en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.secondaryTitle a systematic review en
heal.generalDescription Review en
heal.classification Medicine--Gynecology and obstetrics
heal.classification Γυναικολογία
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Medicine--Gynecology and obstetrics
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Γυναικολογία
heal.language en
heal.access free
heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας.Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής el
heal.publicationDate 2010-03
heal.bibliographicCitation Acharya, D.R., Bhattarai, R., Poobalan, A., Van Teijlingen, E.R., Chapman, G.. (2010). Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in South Asia: a systematic review. "Health Science Journal". 4 (1), 3-14. en
heal.abstract Background: South Asia has a large proportion of young people in the world and teenage pregnancy has emerged as one of the major public health problem among them. The objective of this study is to systematically review to identify the risk factors associated with teenage pregnancy in South Asian countries. Methods: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL database (1996 to April 2007) and web-based information. Inclusion criteria were the English-language papers available in the UK and describing teenage pregnancy in South Asia. Results: Out of the seven countries in South Asia, most of the studies were related to Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Socio-economic factors, low educational attainment, cultural and family structure were all consistently identified as risk factors for teenage pregnancy. Majority of teenage girls are reported with basic knowledge on sexual health however, very few of them have used the knowledge into practice. Both social and medical consequences of teenage pregnancies are reported consistently along the most of the studies. Utilization of health services, which is a protective factor, remains low and consistent. However, teenagers agreed to delay the indexed pregnancy if they would know its consequences. Conclusions: In South Asia, many risk factors are a part of socio-economic and cultural influences. This systematic review is limited by the amount and the quality of papers published on factors associated with teenage pregnancy. In particular, future research in South Asian countries is needed with standardised measures and methodologies to gain an insight into observed variations in pregnancy rates. en
heal.publisher Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα el
heal.journalName Health Science Journal en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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heal.dateCreated 2010-01


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