oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Adolescent mothers' perceptions of reproductive health services in the Garankuwa area of South Africa

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



The estimated annual number of babies born to adolescents younger than 16 in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) is approximately 17 000 (Mwaba 2000:30). These figures imply far reaching health, obstetric and social implications for the adolescent mothers, their babies, and their families, including their extended families.

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