Socio-cultural factors influencing teenage pregnancy in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study investigated the socio-cultural factors influencing teenage pregnancy in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to: identify the prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the study area, find out the causes of teenage pregnancy in the study communities, and identify the effects of teenage pregnancy on the victims in the study area. a descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The multistage sampling method, comprising stratification, simple random, systematic, purposive, and snowball sampling methods, was employed for this study. A questionnaire schedule and an In-depth Interview (IDI) guide were used for data collection. A prevalence rate of 7.5 percent of teenage pregnancy was recorded in the study area. this was due to poverty, early marriage, poor parenting, inadequate sex education, peer influence, death of the parent(s), and curiosity to have sexual intercourse. The study revealed that younger respondents perceived teenage pregnancy more positively than older respondents and that respondents with a lower level of education perceived teenage pregnancy more positively than those with a higher level of education. Suggestions to mitigate the menace of teenage pregnancy in Nigeria. Particularly in Ilorin South Local Government area, are given.

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Keywords

Domestic, Udu LGA, Violence, Women, Women's participation, Community, Development, Programmes, Delta state, Nigeria, Women's participation, Community, Development, Programmes, Delta state, Nigeria, Teenage, Pregnancy, Kwara state, Ilorin south, Nigeria

Citation

Veta, O. D. & Atiku, A. A. (2021). Socio-cultural factors influencing teenage pregnancy in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Ilorin Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 23 (2). 89 - 101

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