Case Study: Teenage Pregnancy

Case Study: Teenage Pregnancy

Adolescence is a time when young people begin to develop greater autonomy and a

stronger sense of who they are. It is also period of risk-taking behaviours such

as alcohol and substance misuse, smoking, vaping and unprotected sexual activity.

Risky sexual behaviours contribute to increased rates of STIs, and unplanned

pregnancies. It is important for CHNs to address the prevention

of negative health outcomes as well as supporting those who have experienced them.

One high school in a community continues to see an ever-increasing rate of teen


Research has cited that school-based sex education classes, including having free

condoms available in high school, are responsible for reducing the rates of teen

pregnancy. Although some parents support both these initiatives, they are many

who are unable to admit their children are sexually active and are against proceeding

with education and distribution of condoms.

The school community has invited the students, parents, school board, municipal and

provincial governments to assist in the development of a school based sexual health

curriculum course.

While working with the community to develop this program, a great deal of information

was collected related to trends in teenage pregnancy rates, the use of contraceptives

and changes in community norms, values and beliefs related to adolescent sexuality

and teenage childbearing. Teen parents and their children are at risk for poor health


When question phrased as ‘influences teen parents’ experience’ the intent is to get at

the teens experience prior to getting pregnant (factors leading up to pregnancy) and

their experience as a parent.

Teen pregnancy Question

The Community health nurse has been asked to consult at the provincial government level regarding the development of a sexual health program. The current focus is on sexual health education. Using the strategy, creating healthy public policy discuss the importance of working with the identified sector and a specific intervention to demonstrate the health promotion strategy. Include the rationale for this intervention. Support the discussion with evidence.


Students will demonstrate learning of course content through the development of response to question based on case study. The responses will reflect the students’ critical appraisal of knowledge and its application to community health nursing practice. Each response will be written in a scholarly fashion and supported with at least one (1) reference. Length of the response will be 3/4 page (up to a 1 page maximum).

 Case Study Response Expectations Knowledge 

Knowledge and Knowledge application- Responses reflect a sound understanding and synthesis of underlying course concepts and the required readings • Responses reflect critical analysis of and relevant connections to evidence and Community health nursing  practice • Responses reflect a critical analysis of Community health  nursing theoretical concepts and principles and their application to practice and Knowledge Application Appraisal of Scholarly Writing

Appraisal of Scholarly Writing– Responses are stated in a clear, concise manner • Selected research is appropriate and integrated in a cohesive and organized manner to effectively support the response • Concise and appropriate length (250 words maximum) • APA 7th ed. •

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