Social Effects of Adolescent Pregnancy

As adolescents often do not have the ability to make decisions about parenting or family

planning. Adolescent pregnancy therefore has social consequences such as:
- Lacking maturity in raising their children
- Conflicts within family
- Lose the opportunity to continue education
- Financial problems
- Low-quality populations
- Additional pregnancy while not ready

Financial problems in the family often cause stress which leads to violence in the couples and may
end in a breakup. The problem continues to the child such as:
- Grew up in a divided family
- May have inferiority complexes and not accepted in society
- Raised inappropriately
- Has no father or is abandoned



Kunniga Jaiya

I am always enthused to develop my potential because it makes me more confident and self-esteem of myself.
The reason why I decided to be a young leader is because I think it is a chance to learn more about how to be a good leader and how to communicate on multimedia, and the most important to participate in this project, because I want to help others, especially those who are at-risk or victim of sexual exploitation.



Youth Voices for Change is an initiative of the Down To Zero Alliance that seeks to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents by amplifying the voices of young leaders for change in Latin America and Asia.