AWARENESS OF PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN SCHOOL IN AWKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE.
The study was undertaken to ascertain the level of awareness of physical social and emotional health risks associated with teenage pregnancy among adolescents in schools in Awka South local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria. In line with the objective of the study, three research questions and three hypotheses were postulated. Related literature were reviewed and summarized. A cross-sectional survey research design was adopted. The population of the study consisted of all the in school adolescent in eight communities in Awka South LGA. The sample for study consisted of 500 secondary school students from randomly drawn protocol. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency, percentages and grand mean as well as inferential statistic of chi-square. The findings among others showed low level of awareness of physical health risks associated with teenage pregnancy. Significant relationship
existed between male and female respondents in their level of awareness of health risks associated with teenage pregnancy. Based on the findings and conclusions, recommendations include that health and allied educators should intensify their health education campaign against teenage pregnancy at schools and community levels.