Preventing teenage pregnancy in Nigeria

For a girl child below the age of 19, taking care of a baby can be demanding and stressful and can deny completion of school as she is confronted with pressure and stigmatization from teachers, friends, and more frustrating, family members. It is important for teenagers (both girls and boys) to be informed about how to prevent teenage pregnancy.

Salient reasons for teenage pregnancy are poor access to accurate information on sexual and reproductive health services, early sexual activity, early/forced marriage, sexual abuse, peer pressure, sexual relationship for material. At EVA we believe that sexual and reproductive health decision of young people is an essential part of their development.

You are about to learn more about teenage pregnancy, contributing factors, its diverse effects, the best way to avoiding it, among others. Read More