Health System Development for Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy

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Sitanan Srijaiwong
Dujduean Khiaolueang
Nattamon Kosai
Patcha Suwanarod
Sukanya Muenglaeng


Unintended adolescent pregnancy represents one of the most significant problems that continue escalating. Rapid expansion of urbanization direct impact on changing social culture which has socialized inappropriate sexual attitudes and behaviors, especially among adolescent. Unintended adolescent pregnancy affects both physical and psychological health among adolescent and their family. Moreover, it impacts on national social and economic. The most of pregnancy among adolescent are unintended pregnancy. The factors related to unintended adolescent pregnancy involve both individual and socio-environmental factors level.  Thus, the present study employed the Ecological Model to clarify these factors which might be able to explain the interactions of the individual and socio-environmental factors influencing unintended adolescent pregnancy.

The present study aims to study health system development for the prevention of unintended pregnancy among adolescent by using Ecological Model. The unintended adolescent pregnancy was a complex problem. So, using Ecological Model might be able to explain the interactions of the individual and socio-environmental factors, individual factors, interpersonal factors, organizational or institutional factors, community factors, and public policy factors. The findings of the present study might lead to health system development for the prevention of teenage sexual risk behaviors as suitable for modern Thai society.


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