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Understanding and supporting pregnant and parenting adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

Guest Editors: Doctor Caroline Kabiru, Doctor Anthony Ajayi and Doctor Lorretta Ntoimo

Reproductive Health invite you to submit to our new special series: Understanding and supporting pregnant and parenting adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

Adolescent childbearing is common in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Early childbearing places girls on a trajectory of social exclusion with significant implications for their health and wellbeing and that of their offspring. Beyond the health risks associated with early childbearing, girls who become pregnant often drop out of school, with dire socio-economic implications. Their children also face marginalization because of their parents’ limited resources to care for them, resulting in their vulnerability to early and unintended pregnancy, disempowerment, and lack of economic mobility. 

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the Reproductive Health submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. All articles will undergo the journals full standard peer-review process and will be published upon acceptance. In the submission system please select the correct series title and also indicated in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for this special series. More information about the series and the journal, including full aims & scope and Editorial Board, can be found on the journal website. For submission enquiries please contact the Editors at

  1. An understanding of the psychosocial support challenges and opportunities in the context of teenage pregnancy is important for developing appropriate interventions for pregnant and parenting girls. This qualit...

    Authors: Chi-Chi Undie and Harriet Birungi
    Citation: Reproductive Health 2022 19:228