Women's Rights and Law

Unwanted Pregnancy among Unmarried Youth in Mainland China: A Literature Review

Huang Dan
Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Contemporary Youth Research 2016-2

Abstract:Social values and norms pertaining to love, marriage and sex have become more open among Chinese people since its economic reform in 1980 s. Chinese youth face with significant sexual challenges during the social transmits. However, while unwanted pregnancy and abortion among unmarried young people become social concerns, the understanding of it is limited. This study reviewed papers that published between 2000 and 2014 and aims to provide an overview of prevalence rate, contributing factors and intervention of premarital youth pregnancy in Mainland China.
Keywords:Youth, Premarital Pregnancy, Sexual and Reproduction Health

Paper type:Published