Importance of Psycho Social Support To Adolescent mothers and their babies

By Caroline Chidandale

Adolescence is a pivotal time in the life course when there is considerable opportunity for change. At the same time it is also a period when adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to a range of life-changing experiences including trauma, social isolation, bullying by peers, a lack of supportive adults, and other forms of violence. In Malawi, a child is legally defined as any person under the age of 18 and more than 1 in 5 adolescent girls have begun bearing children by the age 17.

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