Brief report: A socio-demographic profile of multiparous teenage mothers

Brief report: A socio-demographic profile of multiparous teenage mothers

Author Rato Padin, Maria de Fatima Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Souza e Silva, Rebeca de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mitsuhiro, Sandro Sendin Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barros, Marina Moraes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Guinsburg, Ruth Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
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.
Keywords Adolescence
Adolescent pregnancy
Repeat pregnancy
Language English
Date 2009-06-01
Published in Journal of Adolescence. London: Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier B.V., v. 32, n. 3, p. 715-721, 2009.
ISSN 0140-1971 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 715-721
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000266838900016

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