Causes of Early Pregnancy Among Girls in Secondary Schools in Lira District:

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
Other purposes included making room for the improvement on the educational attainment of female in society, encouraging teenage mothers of the chances of education after birth and examining the causes of early pregnancy among girls in secondary schools in Lira district. Questions were answered like; Is it possible to make room for improvement of the educational attainment of female in society?, Can teenage mothers be encouraged of the chances of education after birth? And what are the causes of early pregnancy among secondary school girls in Lira District? The sample size of 60 respondents was selected. The data collected from the field was analyzed and interpreted using different ways like use of frequency tables and percentages, bar graphs, pie charts. Quantitative data was analyzed statistically and content or thematic analysis used to analyze the qualitative data collected. The study established that the causes of early pregnancy among secondary school girls carry same major causes like poverty which takes 38.3% followed by low socio economic status which takes 20% and the rest follows with drugs and alcohol carrying 18.3%, socialization carrying 11.7%, personality takes 6.7% and lastly perception with 5%. Sex education should be promoted in secondary schools. The students of secondary school should be taught about it, they should be taught the dangers of involving in early sex and the outcomes so that they can know how to make decisions wisely without regretting in the end. This research was specifically done in Lira district and so it is recommended to be done in other districts to see the major cause of early pregnancy so that the government can come up with a recommended solution for the general problem. And also more research should be done on how best girls in secondary schools can be helped so that they stay in school and complete their studies.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree of Science with Education of Kampala International University.
Early Pregnancy, Secondary Schools, Girls, Lira District