Review of South African research and interventions in the development of a policy strategy on teen-aged pregnancy

Macleod, C. and Tracey, T. (2009) Review of South African research and interventions in the development of a policy strategy on teen-aged pregnancy. Unpublished. (Unpublished)

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[From the executive summary]: In line with international trends, current South African policy and plans identify sexual and reproductive health as a key priority area for health intervention. Both the prevention of unwanted pregnancies amongst teenagers and the provision of support to those who do conceive contribute to the overall aim of enhancing reproductive health. This report represents a first step in the review of youth and adolescent health policy with regards to pregnancy amongst teenagers. It consists of a review of the scientific literature published in the last 10 years supplemented by information gathered in interviews with key informants from a range of key directorates and organisations. Two broad principles frame this report. The first is the adoption of a nuanced and critical approach to understanding ‘adolescent pregnancy’ in context. The second is the adoption of a human rights based perspective that underlies much of South Africa’s legislation and policy with respect to youth sexuality and reproduction.

Item Type:Other
Uncontrolled Keywords:Teenage pregnancy; research; interventions; adolescent reproductive health; policy; World Health Organization; Rhodes University; Department of Health; South Africa
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Psychology
ID Code:1647
Deposited By: tracy morison
Deposited On:13 Apr 2010 15:18
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:20
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