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Psychosocial factors associated with failure to use contraception among adolescents with repeat pregnancies in Puerto Rico.

Malieri Colón, Rosa Martínez, Michelle Tulla, José Pérez, Yadiris Santaella, Linda Laras
UNLABELLED: Social, medical, psychological and economic problems are often associated to teen pregnancy. This is a reality worldwide; Puerto Rico is not an exception, documented in statistics and previous research projects. There are many risks associated with pregnancies among adolescents, including increased maternal morbidity and infant morbidity. In Puerto Rico, the adolescent repeat births reed are 22% for a second child and 6% for a third child. Repeated teen pregnancy has a higher than expected incidence; therefore the investigation of psychosocial factors associated with failure to use contraception is needed,especially to address the intervention at clinics with this population of different needs, mainly when these patients with repeated teen pregnancies have been through the health care system already...
2014: Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico
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