“My Mother-in-law forbade me to take pills”

Factors Driving Adolescent Pregnancies Among Young Women Clients From Health Clinics in Bangladesh


T Kakal, O Chatterjee, M B Hossain

This study aims to explore factors associated with adolescent pregnancy using a qualitative lens and focuses on five different geographic regions in the country, namely Barisal, Cumilla, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and Dhaka.

It adopted a qualitative research design. Accordingly, data was collected through in-depth interviews (IDIs) with adolescent girls who recently experienced an adolescent pregnancy, husbands and parents or in-laws of recently pregnant adolescent girls and key informant interviews (KIIs) with health workers and managers.