Maternal health services utilisation by Kenyan adolescent mothers: Analysis of the Demographic Health Survey 2014.

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Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives, ISSN: 1877-5764, Vol: 12, Page: 37-46

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Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi, Banke-Thomas, Oluwasola, Kivuvani, Mwikali, Ameh, Charles Anawo
Elsevier BV
Medicine, Nursing
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Kenya has one of the highest adolescent fertility rates in East-Africa, estimated at 106 births per 1000 females aged 15-19years. In addition to promoting safe sexual behaviour, utilisation of maternal health services (MHS) is essential to prevent poor outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth. To ensure optimum planning, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, this study assesses the current service utilisation patterns of Kenyan adolescent mothers and the factors that affect this utilisation.

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