WHY ADOLESCENT MOTHERS?
When a girl in the developing world gets pregnant.........
She leaves school either voluntary or forced
There are often informal and formal educational policies in place that bar her from returning to school.
She is often not welcomed and supported when she returns to school
She is ridiculed by fellow students and seen as a bad influence on her peers
She faces shame and stigma from her parents, schools, peers and communities
She is often kicked out of her home to preserve her families' reputation
She receives no support which leaves her vulnerable to homelessness, poverty, abuse and sexual exploitation
She is seen as irresponsible, naive and inadequately prepared to take care of a child