||Conference or Workshop Item
||300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Teenage pregnancy, Age specific rate, Adolescent
||1. National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya and United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA);
2. To' Puan Dr. Safurah Jaafar is the Director of Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
||Teenage pregnancy in Malaysia is the result of either early marriages, consensual sex or the tragedy of rape. Although the age specific rate is showing a decline from 32 per 1000 women aged 1-19 years in 1980 to about 14 in the year 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) continue to focus on adolescent health with great concerns. Incidence of teenage pregnancies continue to be reported and in 2015 the highest is still those reported in Sabah dan Sarawak. The MOH has taken several measures in creating awareness and providing the facilities to address teenage pregnancy issues. They are given guidance and counselling, early identifications and intervention to help reduce the risk of serious morbidities during pregnancy or childbirth. This presentation discusses about teenage pregnancy problem in Malaysia.