Jul 04, News 0. In the developing world today, teenage pregnancy is as a result of traditional roles and early marriage. And in the developed world, the causes of teenage pregnancy are different in the sense that it is mostly outside marriage and carries lots of social stigma. Adolescent sexual behaviour is one of the causes of teenage pregnancy. In our world today, having sex before age 20 is the in thing.
The relation between self-esteem, sexual activity, and pregnancy.
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Background Psychological status plays an important role in adolescent mothers. It may cause alterations in their self-concept and self-esteem. Aim The aim of this study was to assess the degrees of self-concept and self-esteem among adolescent pregnant women at General Assiut Hospital, Assiut Governorate Elshamla Hospital. Patients and methods A cross-sectional research design was applied in this study. A convenient sample of adolescent pregnant women was recruited in this study. Three tools were used in this study for collecting the data: a structured interview questionnaire, self-image questionnaire, and self-esteem scale. The study started at April and ended at February
This study examined self-esteem in relation to sexual behaviors which often result in teen pregnancy. A sample of male and female adolescents of racial diversity was surveyed to elicit levels of self-esteem, sexual activity, pregnancy and fatherhood status. The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory was used as well to elicit qualitative data about self-esteem, demographics, and sexual activity.