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Title: Brief report: A socio-demographic profile of multiparous teenage mothers
Authors: Rato Padin, Maria de Fatima [UNIFESP]
Souza e Silva, Rebeca de [UNIFESP]
Mitsuhiro, Sandro Sendin [UNIFESP]
Barros, Marina Moraes [UNIFESP]
Guinsburg, Ruth [UNIFESP]
Laranjeira, Ronaldo [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Adolescence
Adolescent pregnancy
Repeat pregnancy
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2009
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Journal of Adolescence. London: Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier B.V., v. 32, n. 3, p. 715-721, 2009.
Abstract: Objective: Delineate a socio-demographic profile of multiparous teenage mothers at a public hospital in Brazil.Method: This is a cross-sectional study consisting of 915 interviews with teenage girls, including 170 1111,multiparous subjects whose babies were born alive.Results: the multiparous teenage mothers had the following average characteristics: 17.8 years old; first pregnancy at 16 years; beginning of sexual life at 14.2 years; dropped out of school at 13.6 years; attended school for 6 years with only 10% still attending school when they were interviewed; 87.4% had prenatal exams; monthly income was reported to be 0.3% less than the national minimum salary.Conclusion: Teenage mothers are in need of better social, educational, and health care in order to have a greater chance of a positive motherhood experience, thereby creating a better, healthier environment for their children. (C) 2009 the Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0140-1971
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