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Submitted: 07 August 2019 Modified: 07 August 2019
HERDIN Record #: 108920-19080713354019

Factors affecting gravidity among teenage mothers in La Trinidad.

Kezia May M. Bandao,
Mignovelle Raigh M. Cobcobo,
Jazzyl Keth S. Tongab,
Vicente G. Panagan Jr.

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INTRODUCTION:


The study aimed to determine the factors present in teenage mothers that drive them to have repeated pregnancy.


METHODOLOGY:


A questionnaire was used to gather pertinent data.


RESULTS, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION:


The level of influence of the three factors to the primigravid teenage mothers with a mean of 2.64 interpreted as "High Influence". Further, of the three factors, Personal Behavioral Dynamics gained the highest level of influence. While on the other hand the level of influence of the three factors to the multi gravid teenage mothers is high with a mean of 2.58 interpreted as "High Influence". Among the three factors, Personal Behavioral Dynamics gained the highest level of influence. Two among the factors, Family and Personal Behavioral Dynamics has levels interpreted as "High Influence". Meanwhile, Peer Dynamics gained 2. 47 interpreted as  "Low Influence". This implies that the factors under family and personal behavioral factors has highly influenced mothers to engage themselves to sex again, thus leading to multi teenage pregnancy. Furthermore, the factors which influenced the teenage mother to have multi pregnancy are Family and Personal Dynamics. Peer Dynamics, had low influence on these mothers. Also, the proportions of mothers with multi gravid teenage pregnancy in each family type are uniform, it shows no significance. However, most of the mothers belonging from extended family shows the higher number of mothers who has multiple teenage pregnancies.


CONCLUSION:


Based on the findings of this study, it is deduced that the factors about the family, the peer and the behaviors did influence primigravid teenage mothers. The values that the family, peer and the teenager have high impact on the occurrence of teenage pregnancies. Moreover, the family and personal behavioral factors has highly influenced this mothers to engage themselves to sex again, thus leading to multi teenage pregnancy. Furthermore, parents and teenage moms' behavior have highly influenced leading to their multi gravid teenage pregnancy. Teenagers will continue to practice what they tend to do when no one is stopping them. When no one corrects what they do, they will think that those practices are not prohibited. It was observed that parents do not usually discuss teenage pregnancy to these teen moms. Those who do not know the effects would still continue with their practices. Also, teenagers with extended family type have higher risk of becoming multi-gravid teenage mothers. Further, teen moms who cohabitate has a possibility of having multi-gravid teenage pregnancy.

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