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Negative pregnancy tests in urban adolescents: an important and often missed opportunity for clinicians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15934560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes a project to determine the incidence of negative pregnancy tests performed in an urban community for teens 18-years old and younger. Pregnancy test logs were kept at a variety of clinical agencies for a three-month period. Five hundred and fifty urine pregnancy tests were performed; 77% were negative. In our community a large number of teens are accessing health care services for pregnancy tests, the vast majority of which are negative and represent an important opportunity to prevent unintended pregnancies in a population of adolescent girls.
Alison Moriarty Daley; Lois S Sadler; John M Leventhal; Polly F Cromwell; Heather D Reynolds
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-06     Completed Date:  2005-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration
Family Planning Services / organization & administration
Health Promotion / organization & administration
Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
Pregnancy Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Private Practice / organization & administration
Program Development
School Health Services / organization & administration
Sex Education / organization & administration
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*

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