A RETROSPECT OF THE INCIDENCE OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL WORKER IN CALABAR MUNICIPALITY

Alexander Anichie, Clement Emeka Ikezue

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This paper attempts at enquiring into the possible causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy and how the home and society could advance through its various agencies, be enlightened on the significance of curbing the problem of teenage pregnancy. Surely, the youths have a vital role to play in the social, economic and political development of any social system, but the occurrences of pregnancies amongst teenagers inhibits these societal role expectations as well as their physiological and psychological well-being. There is a significant relationship between level of education and teenage pregnancy. However, social work services/ practitioners, in collaboration with other health care providers, have given empirical solutions and recommendations on how to alleviate and / or ameliorate teenage pregnancy in our society.


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