What is it about?

The challenges faced by young women who are pregnant in Africa. The focus is more to young pregnant women in poor urban location. What challenges do they face in seeking recommended health services during pregnancy??

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Why is it important?

The number of women who dies during pregnancy, particularly those very young and in poor living environment. Addressing adolescent health seeking behavior and its determinants are important in ensuring healthy lifestyle for women.


Pregnancy to young women in Africa, particularly those who are poor connotes very high risk, sometimes may result in death. Attending antenatal care is one of the best ways in addressing pregnancy related risks among young pregnant women. Unfortunately, many of them hardly visit health care services for antenatal care. There is the need to understand what constitutes hindrances towards this and develop appropriate policy to address it.

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

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This page is a summary of: Family context and individual characteristics in antenatal care utilization among adolescent childbearing mothers in urban slums in Nigeria, PLoS ONE, November 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260588.
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