IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 11, November 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Nontombi N Mafatlhe, & Kefilwe P.J Batsalelwang
Research on father- daughter relationship, active fathering and open communication on sexuality issues show that, participation of fathers in active caregiving is critical for the sexual development of children especially girls. This study explored father- daughter relationship benefits in relation with the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Eight in- depth one-on- one interviews were conducted with teenage mothers and two groups of focus groups of discussions were conducted with male caregivers to the teenage mothers in Mochudi. Several themes emerged; contemporary fathers are keen to actively participate in caregiving; mothers are still perceived to be the right people to educate children on sexuality issue.