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Are we failing our teenagers? Value of a family planning service for teenagers within the sexually transmitted disease clinic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3917826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Out of 100 teenage girls attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic for the first time, 77 were found to be using a reliable method of contraception and had similar characteristics to teenage girls attending a family planning clinic. The 23 girls not using any reliable contraception exhibited a different pattern of sexual behaviour and were at high risk of unplanned pregnancy. Subsequently, another group of 23 girls not using contraception when seen at the sexually transmitted disease clinic were actively encouraged to attend a family planning clinic. Their risk of unplanned pregnancy was much reduced, although their pattern of sexual activity was unchanged. Ready availability of contraceptive advice for unprotected teenagers in sexually transmitted disease clinics would reduce their high risk of unplanned pregnancy.
J M Tobin; R B Roy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  290     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-19     Completed Date:  1985-03-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities / utilization*
Family Planning Services*
Gonorrhea / epidemiology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Sexual Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology*

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