Adolescent Pregnancy and Challenges in Kenyan Context: Perspectives from Multiple Community Stakeholders

@inproceedings{Kumar2018AdolescentPA,
  title={Adolescent Pregnancy and Challenges in Kenyan Context: Perspectives from Multiple Community Stakeholders},
  author={Manasi Kumar and Keng-Yen Huang and Caleb Joseph Othieno and Dalton C. Wamalwa and Beatrice Madeghe and Judith O Osok and Simon Njuguna Kahonge and Joyce N. Nato and Mary M. McKay},
  booktitle={Global social welfare : research, policy & practice},
  year={2018}
}
ObjectiveThe key objective of this paper is to provide a phenomenological account of the mental health challenges and experiences of adolescent new mothers. We explore the role of social support and the absence of empathy plays in depression among pregnant adolescents. The project also collected data on the adolescents’ caregiving environment which includes the adolescents’ mothers, their partners, the community, and health care workers, as well as feedback from staff nurses at the maternal and… CONTINUE READING
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