Adolescent Pregnancy: Prevention Levels

1437 Words Jan 28th, 2018 6 Pages
These are the different levels that can be used respectively or in tandem to address the 'issue of adolescent pregnancy and their application depends on the level of the social problem or the complexity of the same.
Primary prevention level This is the first and most obvious starting level of intervention in the social problems that are predominant within the society. It applies to majority of the social problems that have been experienced by a given target group or society in general and there is need to prevent the same from recurring or from happening to another group within the community. Primary prevention or therefore a level that is targeted at preventing a social problem from happening, it is instituted before the problem occurs to a given section of the society. In short, it is meant to create awareness.
Secondary prevention level This is the next logical level of prevention after the primary prevention particularly when dealing with the social problems like the adolescent pregnancy. As the…
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