Case Study: Early Childbearing and Contraceptive Use Among Rural Egyptian Teens

  • Azza H. AhmedEmail author


Lack of knowledge and cultural issues are the main barriers to contraceptive use and family planning among Egyptian women. This phenomenon is more common and predominant in rural areas where families consider discussing sex education and contraceptive use to be totally inappropriate and shameful. Married couples also rarely discuss contraceptive use and family planning before marriage out of shyness and may discuss it only with precaution after getting married. This case study highlights the barriers to contraceptive use and the consequences among Egyptian teens in rural areas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of NursingPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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