Policy for the Management of Teenage Pregnancy in the school

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga drafted the Basic Education National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB in response to the increased number of learners orphaned by HIV and STIs and the rate of teenage pregnancy in schools.

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High rate of teenage pregnancy in the schools


We hypothesize that there should be a negative relationship between norm strength and pregnancy prevalence in higher-consensus, but not lower-consensus, schools. These ideas stem from the social psychological literature, which finds that individuals are more likely to align their behavior with and enforce an existing norm when the norm is strongly held and supported by a general consensus in the group (; ). Strong norms against teen pregnancy may regulate behavior particularly strictly, as evidenced by low teen pregnancy prevalence in the school, when there is high consensus about the norm. Consider two strong-norm high schools whose students, on average, agree that they are embarrassed by the prospect of experiencing a teen pregnancy. The first school has a low variance, suggesting strong consensus among its students in this norm against teen pregnancy. A pregnant teen at this school is likely to face nearly unified negative reactions. The second school has a high variance around the mean: Many students report a norm that is different than their school's average norm. In a school like this, there may be different subpopulations within the school that hold strongly divergent norms about teen pregnancy, or there may be general anomie among the students with widespread disagreement about the norm. In either case, a pregnant teen in this school should find that many peers do not disapprove of her situation. Therefore, schools with both a strong norm against teen pregnancy and strong consensus about the norm should be the most effective at regulating the target behavior. Supporting this notion, found that frames and scripts for teens' sexual behavior were less predictive of teens' actual behaviors in neighborhoods with lower consensus (greater heterogeneity) about these frames and scripts.

How To Prevent Teenage Pregnancy In Schools - Our Family World

The country’s Basic Education National Policy on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis is a response to the increasing number of teenage pregnancy in schools.

An investigation into factors contributing towards teenage pregnancy in secondary schools: a case study in the Elliotdale sub-district.
(DoBE) developed some guidelines pertaining to teenage pregnancy in schools

2.2.1 Teenage pregnancy in schools

A change in the way we handle and discuss teenage pregnancy in schools along with the risks of having a child at a young age or the health risks of unprotected sex also need to be had, otherwise we will become a breeding ground for poverty stricken youth who live on the hard earned dollars of tax payers.

Increased awareness of violence, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy in schools

Chapter 2: Literature review on teenage pregnancy in schools

We also consider socioeconomic inequality at the school level. As others have shown (), schools with high levels of inequality have varying degrees of opportunity available for their students, which may affect the likelihood that two people will befriend one another. These schools are also likely to have segregated friendship networks that may result in divergent social norms (). For both of these reasons, there may be less consensus about the appropriateness of teenage pregnancy in schools with greater socioeconomic inequality.

Awareness of teenage pregnancies in schools.

Teen Pregnancy Study: Students Need Better School Support

South Africa, with a population of more than 54 million, recorded some 94,000 unplanned teen pregnancies in schools last year, of which 77,000 ended in abortions. In addition, one in every 11 people is infected with HIV.