The relationship between parenting and teenage pregnancy in Wakiso District: case study Nabbingo sub-county, Kyengera Town Council -Wakiso District
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United Nation Development Fund pointed that teenage pregnancy is a phenomenon that is in increase requiring urgent resolution worldwide. The world Health Organization (WHO) reported that 11% of all births are due to women aged 15-19 years. Around 95% of teenage pregnancies occur in developing countries 36.4 million women becoming mothers before the age of 20 years. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parenting and teenage pregnancy. This research adopted a descriptive research design and captured data from 115 respondents from different sections of people. Data analysis findings revealed that parents’ communication about sex lessens chances of their children getting pregnant /fathering children, implying that parents assume a significant role in decreasing instances of adolescents’ pregnancy. Results additionally indicated that peer pressure influences the adolescence opinion about sex and at that risk factors push adolescence into early pregnancy. The research further found out that establishing laws that harshly punish perpetrators of forced sex would significantly reduce cases of adolescent pregnancy. The study recommended that parents and guardians should talk to their children about sex and the adolescence should be encouraged to freely talk about sex in order to reduce cases of early pregnancies.