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See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: The Phenomenon of Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines Article in European Scientific Journal · November 2016 DOI: 10.19044/esj.2016.v12n32p173 CITATIONS 0 READS 60,466 4 authors , including: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: Experiences of Parents with High-Risk Newborns Admitted in the Intensive Care Unit as Basis for an Education Training Program View project Nurses Expertise and Recommendations for Anti-Workplace Violence Program View project Jordan Tovera Salvador Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University 21 PUBLICATIONS 7 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE Marc Oneel Castillo Alvarez Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University 2 PUBLICATIONS 0 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE Ahrjaynes Rosario College of Nursing, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, POBox 1982, Dammam… 2 PUBLICATIONS 0 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE All content following this page was uploaded by Jordan Tovera Salvador on 29 May 2017. The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
European Scientific Journal November 2016 edition vol.12, No.32 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 173 The Phenomenon of Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines Jordan Tovera Salvador, PhD, RN Ben Ryan Jucay Sauce, MN, RN, RM Marc Oneel Castillo Alvarez, MAN, RN, RM Ahrjaynes Balanag Rosario, MAN, RN University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia doi: 10.19044/esj.2016.v12n32p173 URL: Abstract Teenage Pregnancy had been a worldwide issue, and has raised large numbers of campaigns and awareness to lessen its occurrence. The total number of this phenomenon is increasing each year. Philippines is one of the Asian countries which shares similar situation. In a study conducted by the National Demographic and Health Survey in 2013, one out of every young Filipino women age 15 to 19 is already a mother or pregnant with a first child. Therefore, the government in partnership with the different non- government agencies should exert efforts in resolving this issue. Teenage Pregnancies are often associated with social development issues such as lack of sufficient education and poverty. This often results to single parenthood which catalyzes conditions that renders the mothers to become irresponsible. Hence, it conveys a social stigma in various countries and cultures. This study would like to focus on exploring the lived experiences of Filipino teenage mothers in their pre and post-natal stage on how they prepare and accept their new roles as mothers. The gathered data from the methods were analyzed and interpreted according to qualitative content analysis. As a result, this generated emergent themes which depicted the experiences of the participants. Keywords: Motherhood, Phenomenological Study, Qualitative Research, Teenage Pregnancy Introduction Teenage pregnancy has been a worldwide issue that needs to be confronted to mitigate the problems of maternal adolescent childbearing, especially in the third world countries. In fact, it has emerged to be one of the major public health problems in South Asia (Raj et al., 2010) and in
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