Determinants of Increased Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy Among Female Senior Class Students in Two Selected Secondary School in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

  • (1)  Agbonjimi, L.A            Maternal & Child Health Dept Babcock University, Ilesan Remo, Ogun State  

  • (2)  Ayinde Abayomi O            University of Ibadan (Public Health Epidemiology)  

  • (3)  Ademola Ogunleye            MBBS, MWACP GP Registrar Health Educator England  

  • (4)  Marcus Oluwadare            Obafemi Awolowo University e  

  • (5)  Adeniran Adeniyi Ayobami            Babcock University, Ilesan Remo, Ogun State  

    (*) Corresponding Author


Prevalence of teenage pregnancy, Female senior class students, Secondary school Word count: 378


Teenage pregnancy is a global phenomenon with rates range from 143 per 1000 in some sub-Saharan African countries to 2.9 per 1000 in South Korea. Highest risk of maternal death in young girls was shown in Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua and Yemen. (Papri, Khanam, Ara, & Panna, 2016). Victims of teenage pregnancy lack information and were not adequately educated on safe-sex either by their parents, schools or development agencies that could have enabled them deal with friends who lure them into sex prematurely, children of single parents are more vulnerable to teenage pregnancy. This study is aimed at identifying the determinants of increased prevalence of Teenage pregnancy among female Teenage students in two selected secondary schools in Sagamu, Ogun State. A descriptive cross sectional design was used for the study and this allowed data to be collected among two hundred and ninety seven (297) respondents. Data were analysed using SPSS version 20.Descriptive statistics were used such as frequency table and percentage.The mean and standard deviation of the ages of the respondents were found to be 20.9±2.5years respectively and majority of the respondents were Muslims and were from the Yoruba tribe, more than sixty per cent of the respondents affirm their knowledge that teenage pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs in females between the ages of 15 and 19years. Generally, majority of the respondents had good knowledge of teenage pregnancy and its negative effect on their lives. 


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L.A, A. ., O, A. A. ., Ogunleye, A. ., Oluwadare, M. ., & Ayobami, A. A. . (2022). Determinants of Increased Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy Among Female Senior Class Students in Two Selected Secondary School in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 21, 1-17. Retrieved from