International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Experience of Early Maternity, Contraceptive Measures and Comparative Optimism Regarding the Early Pregnancy Risk among Teenage Girls from 15 to 19 years old
OTEME Apolos Christophe, KOUAME Konan Simon

This study aims at highlighting the role of contraceptive measures and the experience of early motherhood on the occurrence of comparative optimism about the risk of pregnancy. The data obtained using a questionnaire with 80 teenage girls whose age is between 15 and 19 years old were treated with the Pearson Khi-two test. The results of this study have shown that the experience of early pregnancy as well as the use contraception as a pregnancy preventing method has a significant effect on comparative optimism developed by the subjects about the risk of pregnancy. Thus comparative optimism is a factor to be taken into account in the analysis of risky behaviors, which is to focus the strategies against unwanted pregnancies.

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