Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

This STEP UP research report examined the prevalence and basic underlying factors of unintended pregnancy among married adolescent girls in five urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The specific objectives of the study were to: 1) document the prevalence of unintended pregnancy among married adolescent girls aged 15–19 years living in urban slums of Dhaka; 2) identify the factors associated with or which contribute to unintended pregnancy among urban married adolescent girls; 3) estimate the proportion of married adolescent girls who have an unmet need for family planning (FP) services; and 4) explore the barriers to access and effective use of FP and menstrual regulation services among married adolescent girls in urban slums. The report details findings and suggests a number of programmatic actions based on these results.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/rh4.1050

Language

English

Project

Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)

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