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Understanding teenage pregnancy out of wedlock within the structure of the Muslim Malay family

Eid, Iyad Muhammad and Nori, Abdulwahed Jalal and Mohd Zin, Najibah (2022) Understanding teenage pregnancy out of wedlock within the structure of the Muslim Malay family. In: The 14th Putrajaya International Conference On Children, Women, Elderly And Persons With Disabilities 2022, 26 February 2022, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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This paper discusses family as a risk factor in teenage pregnancy out of wedlock in the Muslim Malay community in Malaysia. Using a qualitative approach, this case study conducted in-depth semi-structured interviews with thirty Muslim Malay teenagers who experienced illegal pregnancy. The research took place in two organizations operating as rehabilitation centres to assist the girls overcome the traumatic experience and lead more productive life in the future. Collected data were transcribed and analysed by thematic analysis method. The findings showed that poor parent-daughter relationship contributed to the occurrence of teenage pregnancy. Parents are physically and emotionally separated from their daughters because of busy work life, fighting, divorce or negligence. It was also found out that parents lacked Islamic knowledge and practice that they did not treat or upbring their daughters according to the Islamic values and principles. Funded by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), this study seeks to design and implement a social framework to understand the roots of this problem and create effective solutions. It is the first output focusing on one of the factors causing teenage pregnancy. The whole research project will be documented in a book elaborating on other factors and reflecting on the impact of this social problem on the Muslim Malay community and the Malaysian society as a whole. The book will also present rational and systematic control mechanisms to minimize such social illness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: teenage pregnancy, Muslim Malay family, parental relationships, divorce
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ12 Sexual life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Asst.Prof IYAD EID
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 15:19
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97034

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