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>Journals >Ginecología y Obstetricia de México >Year 2015, Issue 05

Mora-Cancino AM, Hernández-Valencia M
Teenage pregnancy
Ginecol Obstet Mex 2015; 83 (05)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 294-301
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In Mexico, 20% of the annual births are presented in women younger than 20 years old. Pregnancy in adolescents puts at risk mother and child health. This risk is major while the woman is younger, especially when the social and economic conditions are not favorable, which is decisive in later psychosocial development. It has been pointed out that the youths with low education, with minor academic and laboral expectations, with low self-esteem and assertiveness, tend to begin early their active sexual life, to use less frequently contraceptives, and in the case of younger women, to be pregnant, with the risk of abortion because they cannot to make the best decision. It is important to take into account the social context and the special characteristics of the family to understand situation of adolescent at risk of pregnancy.

Key words: pregnancy, adolescent, risks of pregnancy.

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