Use of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh

Posted by Share-Net NL on March 24, 2015 at 4:25 am

Twelve studies were included in this review. 11 used quantitative methods and one used a mixed methods approach. All studies included married adolescent women only. Women with lower educational levels are less likely to seek skilled maternal health services than those with higher levels of education. Use of maternal health services are also less common among rural married adolescent women than women in urban areas. Being part of the richest bands of wealth, having had previous experiences of childbirth and higher women’s autonomy positively influence the use of skilled maternal health services among married adolescent women in Bangladesh. Antenatal care is a key predictor of the use of skilled birth attendants for delivery and postnatal care.

Author: A. S. M. Shahabuddin
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