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by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi, Nigeria Mar 30, 2007
Health   Opinions


Teenage pregnancy is on the high rate now, the statistic adds up as days go by. Many that have occurred had been out of ignorance and social norm. That is not my point of focus really, the area about teenage pregnancy that worries me is the reaction of the society and the attitude of the victims parent towards the teenage mother. In some communities, a daughter that gets an unwanted pregnancy would be immediately disowned by her parents, fathers most especially.

This in the process causes the girl in question more emotional turble, it is recorded globally that most teenage mothers hadly are able to pick up the pieces of their life and start afresh, because there never is a backing emotionally physiologically and psycologically. At this point many conclude that they have lost it all but the trruth is, once you beaten do not sop and sulk for eternity, one needs to bounce back on ones feet after a fall, life is not forever so we desperately have to hurry.

My opinion is that though teenage pregnancy naturally brings shame upon the victim, the victim should not be further victimized, bearing in mind that the victim already has too much worry for a little shoulder. The worry of having to quit school, cater for a child, and take up the responsibility of a mother, though a teenager. We as the society at large should give teenage mothers all the support we can muster to help them bounce back on their feet and catch up with life.

Despite all odds, they can still make it in life. Giving Genevieve Nnaji as a Case study: She is a Nigerian girl who became a mother at the age of 15 did not back out of life, she moved on despite all odds and is presently a Nollywood Movie Star, Oprah Winfrey is another case study: she became a mother at the age 17 and still carried on in life. She is presently a world-renown motivator and one of the richest females in the world. Give teenage mothers a chance to bounce back, and the world would not just move round, but the journey would be worthwhile.



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Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi

Hello great leaders, buddies and pals, I am Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi, a poet. I reach out to adolescents through my poems on issues concerning their growing up, and have had the opportunity of doing so on air for two years, and in some magazines. I was a co-presenter on Allam Bloo Laughter World TV Show, presenting the segment of the program known as the special appetizer on MBI TV and the Galaxy TV.

I am the on-line editor of the Youth Magazine Atmosphere of success, the editor of School life Magazine and a prolific writer on motivational, inspirational and youth oriented topics, with published works in many youth magazines and on the internet.

I was a Youth Assistant with Action Health Incorporated (AHI) www.actionhealthinc.org where I facilitated health education sessions for young people, encouraged innovative approaches on reproductive health among young people to promote behavioral change and also contributed articles to the Growing up newsletter. I am a regular performer at WAPI- a monthly talent hunt show organized by the British Council. I am a good compeer, compeering in events such as the Teenage Festival of Life (TFL), organized by AHI with an audience not less than 2500 young people and dignitaries. I am a motivational speaker in talk shows and youth oriented programs. I am a member of the New Naija Club. I have been recognized as the most talented youth of the year and also the best joke writer of the year. I have had official trainings in Basic Sexuality Education and YSDP.

I am in love with music. I play the jazz drum. I while away my free time playing chess, listening to music and reading etc. I appreciate writers and speakers like Dr Ben Carson, Mr Fela Durotoye, Mr Gbenga Sesan, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, Miss Toyosi Akerele, Dr Sols Fola Alade, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Mr Zigi Ziglar, Pastor T.D Jakes and Mr Tim LaHaye etc. I love making friends with positive and great minded people like you. Do reach me on peculiar4uonnet@yahoo.com, Find me and add me s a friend on www.facebook.com. +2348025930865. Chatting with you would be a profound pleasure. Thank you!
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