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Spotlight on teenage pregnancy--defining the demographics and the family planning requirements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15568586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study aims to provide a demographic analysis of teenage pregnancy and a needs-assessment for teenage family planning. A questionnaire was sent to all teenage mothers delivered in 2000 in Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH), and demographic analysis was performed. There were 118 teenage pregnancies, only 88% were primigravid, and 24% were aged <17 years. The response rate was 43%. The uptake of contraception before pregnancy was 74%, (42% using barrier methods only), and post-partum, the uptake was 98%, (12% barrier methods). The majority of teenagers (72%) prefer to attend the General Practitioner, preferably with an out-of-hours, weekday service. Teenage family planning is an area of need, particularly in the younger teen-years and following a pregnancy. We have shown how this can be addressed.
Authors:
H M Mc Millan; R A O'Connor; E O'Donnell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-30     Completed Date:  2005-01-04     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford. hmcmillan@doctors.net.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Cohort Studies
Family Planning Services / organization & administration*
Female
Health Education / organization & administration*
Humans
Incidence
Ireland / epidemiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data*
Program Evaluation
Questionnaires
Risk Assessment
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Ir Med J. 2005 Mar;98(3):94   [PMID:  15869072 ]

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