What is it about?

This study investigates the factors associated with adolescent childbirth in Indonesia using data from the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey. By analyzing variables such as education, wealth, residence, and media access, the study identifies significant determinants of adolescent first births. Education, wealth, urban residence, and media exposure were found to be correlated with adolescent motherhood. The findings underscore the importance of improving access to education and implementing policies to support adolescent reproductive health.

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Why is it important?

This research addresses the pressing issue of adolescent childbirth in Indonesia, shedding light on the socio-economic and educational factors influencing this phenomenon. By utilizing data from a nationally representative survey, the study provides valuable insights into the determinants of adolescent motherhood in the Indonesian context. The findings contribute to the evidence base for developing targeted interventions and policies aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancies and improving reproductive health outcomes. Given the significant implications of adolescent childbirth on maternal and child health, as well as socio-economic development, this study is timely and relevant for policymakers, healthcare professionals, and researchers working in the field of reproductive health.


As someone committed to promoting gender equality and reproductive health rights, I find this study's focus on adolescent motherhood in Indonesia particularly important. By identifying the socio-economic and educational factors associated with adolescent childbirth, the research provides valuable insights for policymakers and practitioners seeking to address this complex issue. The emphasis on improving access to education and implementing supportive policies aligns with broader efforts to empower young women and promote their reproductive health and rights. I believe that the findings of this study have the potential to inform evidence-based interventions and contribute to the development of comprehensive strategies aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancies and improving maternal and child health outcomes in Indonesia.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of Adolescent First Births in Indonesia, Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, June 2020, SynthesisHub Advance Scientific Research,
DOI: 10.31838/srp.2020.5.36.
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