Often, pregnant teenagers and young mothers face discrimination and stigma in accessing healthcare services. Additionally, they are sometimes expelled from school when they become pregnant, limiting their ability to improve their lives and achieve their goals.
New research is looking at how to support the needs of pregnant teenagers and young mothers in Nigeria. The Economic and Social Research Council has awarded Dr Ayomide Oluseye a grant of £93,565 to explore pathways to health and learning inclusion among young women in Nigeria.
Dr Oluseye completed her PhD in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University and this research builds on her PhD that explored the experience of teenage mothers in relation to teenage pregnancy and motherhood.
This research aims to improve the quality of life of pregnant teenagers and young mothers by publishing research on the lesser-known barriers that young girls face and by engaging with various stakeholders for a broader impact.