Teenage pregnancy in South Africa: reducing prevalence and lowering maternal mortality rates

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Reddy, R.Sewpaul, K.Jonas
KEYWORDS: MATERNAL HEALTH, MORTALITY, TEENAGE PREGNANCY
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9289

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Abstract

Changes in policy in the health, education and social development sectors have the power to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy, and to reduce the complications of teenage pregnancy that often result in death. This policy brief identifies a number of policy interventions that can (1) lower the prevalence of teenage pregnancy in South Africa and (2) provide better prenatal care for teenagers who are pregnant.