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Abstract

Around 6.6 million adolescents worldwide are displaced by war or political conflicts, and a large proportion of this group is living in Africa. Moreover, the statistics show that 90% of the youth in this group experience conflict, poverty, and a lack of opportunity. Within this displaced group, teenage pregnancy is one of the most significant health issues. This paper aims to synthesize knowledge on teenage pregnancy in refugee camps. Different databases were used, namely Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, Medline (Ovid), and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Among 987 articles retrieved, only 10 were included in this narrative synthesis. The research gaps identified in this synthesis include limited literature on teenage pregnancy in refugee camps, limited articles on intersecting identities that contribute to teenage pregnancy in refugee camps, and the lack of a critical lens to explore teenage pregnancy in refugee camps. Research that adopts critical lenses within an intersectionality framework may help to understand the intersecting factors related to teenage pregnancy in refugee camps and contribute to knowledge to address this multifactorial issue.

Note on the Author

Desire Urindwanayo is Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada. Email: urindwan@ualberta.ca.

Solina Richter is a Professor Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta, Canada

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