Predictors of nurses' and midwives' intentions to provide maternal and child healthcare services to adolescents in South Africa
: BMC Health Services Research OUTPUT TYPE
: Journal Article PUBLICATION YEAR
: K.Jonas, P.Reddy
, B.van den Borne, R.Sewpaul
, A.Nyembezi, P.NaidooKEYWORDS
, HEALTH SERVICES
, INFANT MORTALITY
, MATERNAL HEALTH
, TEENAGE PREGNANCY
: HSRC Library: shelf number 9454
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Adolescent mothers are at a much higher risk for maternal mortality compared to mothers aged 20 years and above. Newborns born to adolescent mothers are also more likely to have low birth weight, with the risk of long-term effects such as early onset of adult diabetes than newborns of older mothers. Few studies have investigated the determinants of adequate quality maternal and child healthcare services to pregnant adolescents. This study was conducted to gain an understanding of nurses' and midwives' intentions to provide maternal and child healthcare and family planning services to adolescents in South Africa.