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