Research Proposal: Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK

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Contents
1.0 Proposed Title of Research 2
1.1 Introduction 2
1.2 Statement of Problem and Justification 3
1.3 Aim of Research 3
1.4 Objectives of Research 3
1.5 Research Questions 4
2.0 Research Methodology 5
2.1 Introduction 5
2.2 Research Philosophy 5
2.3 Study Design 6
2.4 Research Method 7
2.5 Research Approach 7
2.6 The Time frame and Work Schedule of Research 8
2.7 Sources of Data 9
2.8 Facility and Personnel needed 10
3.0 Literature Review 11
3.1 Introduction 11
3.2 High rate of Teenage Pregnancy in UK 11
3.3 Negative outcomes of Teenage Pregnancy 12
3.4 Conclusion 13
References 14

1.0 Proposed Title of Research

Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK
1.1 Introduction
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This actually shows the extent to which teenage pregnancy proves to be a social menace in the fabric of Britain’s cloth. Among the background of teenage girls, the ones who are more vulnerable to become pregnant are: the homeless, children of teenage parents, underachieving in school, those in or leaving care, involved in crime, members of some ethnic groups and those leaving in high socially deprived communities.

It must be emphasized that, this research development proposal will look into why the widespread of pregnancy among teenage girls in UK, its effects and also propose mitigating measures in relation to the problem.

1.2 Statement of Problem and Justification

In western and eastern cultures, pregnancy among teenagers is a common social canker. Even though, teenage pregnancy may be seen as a positive sign as some believe is a sign of fertility, many researches depicts that it comes with some related psychological, physical and social problems (Limmer, 2005). The rate of pregnancy breaks to bare that the cases of unplanned pregnancy are on the high side. Most teenage mothers are faced with the problem of postnatal depression, economic difficulties, poor housing, unfinished education, and a few to mention. In addition the babies of these teenagers are of risk such as high mortality and low birth rate (Mayson, 2011). There are many researches done in relation to teenage

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