WEBINAR MANDEH 2.0
(Adolescent Pregnancy-End The Early Age Stigma!)
SCORA CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND
Based on data from World Health Organization (WHO), every year, around 21 million women aged 15-19 years in developing countries have experienced adolescent pregnancy, and 12 million of them have become teenage mothers.
Meanwhile in Indonesia, according to Susenas 2017, the percentage of women aged 20-24 who were married and had their first pregnancy before the age of 18 is 63.08%. This means that nearly 2 out of 3 women aged 20-24 in Indonesia experienced teenage pregnancy.
Based on SKDI 2012 regarding Adolescent Reproductive Health, it shows that adolescent knowledge about reproductive health is still limited . Only 35.3% of girls and 31.2% of boys aged 15-19 years know that women can get pregnant because of one sexual intercourse.
Adolescence is a period of rapid growth and development, both physically, psychologically and intellectually. Rapid physical changes and hormonal changes can cause serious adolescent health problems due to the emergence of sexual motivation that makes adolescents more vulnerable to reproductive health problems and teenage pregnancy with all its consequences.
Teenage pregnancies have negative impacts on the health of teens and their babies, as well as social and economic impacts. Pregnancy at a young age or adolescence increase the risk of premature birth, low birth weight (LBW), labor bleeding, which can increase maternal and infant mortality. Adolescent pregnancy is also associated with unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion.
Based on these data, SCORA CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND held a webinar regarding “Adolescent Pregnancy—End The Early Age Stigma” on Sunday, September 20th, 2020. This webinar is a one day event and opened for public, mainly healthcare students from all around Indonesia. On this event, we invite a speaker from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), dr Margaretha Porman A.S, a Program Analyst for Youth Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health UNFPA.
This event has a goal to increase the knowledge and awareness of at least 100 healthcare students in Indonesia regarding teenage pregnancy, measured from an increase in pre-test to post-test scores to an average of at least 80 through a webinar held in September 2020.
We hope, through this webinar, healthcare student in Indonesia could put the knowledge to good use by educating their closest one and the community regarding adolescent pregnancy and all its risks and consequences.