What is it about?

Adolescent pregnancy and motherhood is endemic across all regions in Ghana. What then are the contributing factors to these? We use the current Ghana maternal health survey to prove the association between socioeconomic factors and these variables.

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Why is it important?

our finding shows that all socio-economic factors are significantly associated with adolescent pregnancy and motherhood. Hence the need for stakeholders to reinforce existing policies to reduce these public health issues.


Writing this article was a challenge at first time as I was the lead author among other 3 co-authors for the first time, meaning taking in-charge of every component especially the discussion section. This was my first time of writing a discussion section. However, after the first review, it came out that, I perfectly did well in that section with any correction. This encouraged me to venture into collaboration to strengthen my writing skills.

Ephraim Senkyire
Ghana health service

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This page is a summary of: Socio-economic factors associated with adolescent pregnancy and motherhood: Analysis of the 2017 Ghana maternal health survey, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272131.
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