Sex and Unintended Pregnancy among School Students: Reproductive Health Problems in Adolescents


  • Wilai Aramnit Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Pramote Wongsawat Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University


Unintended Pregnancy, Adolescent, Pregnancy Prevention


Unintended pregnancy remains the major issue among Thai adolescents as it is a transitional period from teens to adults. The teenagers likely to have alteration in terms of their physical, mental, emotional and social development. Moreover the change regarding social, economic, technological and communicational factors also seem to influence their attitudes and behaviors to accept more sexual relations. As mentioned factors teenagers tend to neglect the importance of birth control. Unplanned or Unintended pregnancy increasingly happen in most of Thai adolescents that leads to problems of health, economy and society in both teenagers and children Besides, there are variety of factors cause an unintended pregnancy among teenagers. Predisposing factors which found to be the main factor directly related to an individual such as knowledge, beliefs, values and attitudes. Reinforcing factors are associated with family, friends and other people. Lastly, Enabling factors are focused on any approaches that provide means or opportunities such as skills, resources, tools, facilities as well as the difficulty of accessing health services. Therefore the prevention of unintended pregnancy need to be highly pertinent to issue which focus on the factors encourage their behaviors and opportunity to an intended pregnancy in adolescents.


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How to Cite

Aramnit, W., & Wongsawat, P. (2023). Sex and Unintended Pregnancy among School Students: Reproductive Health Problems in Adolescents. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences, 15(3), 93–99. Retrieved from



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