Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Effects of the Termination of Pregnancy among Black South African School Girls: Assessing the Affective.

Prof C J Kotze, Dr G S Kotze.

The procurement of the termination of pregnancy by schoolgirls has become a concern since adolescent girls eighteen years and younger account for over half of legal terminations procured in South Africa in 2001. This paper firstly examines the effects of the termination of pregnancy on black adolescent schoolgirls in the Eastern Free State region of South Africa. Findings from the empirical research data suggest that, besides certain affective issues, legal termination presents little or no serious health risks and is therefore generally safe. However, certain negative affective traits could be observed. Consequently the second part of the paper addresses the role of the affective. Certain adjustments, relationship and academic achievement problems prevalent among schoolgirls are investigated and affective assessment procedures are suggested.


Prof C J Kotze  (South Africa)

Department Psychology of Education Faculty of Humanities
University of the Free State

Dr G S Kotze  (South Africa)

Department of Curriculum Studies Faculty of Humanities
University of the Free State

  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Support on various levels
  • The role of the affective
  • Assessing affect

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)