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Adolescent pregnancies: complications, birth outcomes and the possible solutions

Tayfur Çift1, Engin Korkmazer1, Muzaffer Temur1, Berk Bulut2, Bariş Korkmaz3, Onur Ozdenoğlu1, Cem Akaltun1, Emin Üstünyurt1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0073
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Pubmed: 28819945
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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(7):393-397.
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  1. Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training And Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey, Turkey
  2. Istanbul Private Live Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
  3. Mardin Midyat State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey, Turkey

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Abstract

Objectives: In this study we aim to evaluate antenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes and complications of adolescent pregnancies, as well as to discuss the social and psychological consequences of these pregnancies.

Material and methods: We compare a total of 243 pregnant women at age 14–18 years to a vast control group at age 19–36 who all delivered at Bursa Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital between years 2005–2014.

Results: Antenatal care (folic acid supplementation, pre-conception counseling) was significantly higher in adolescent pregnancy group. Unplanned pregnancy rate was significantly higher in in study group (p < 0.001). Preterm delivery (before 37th week) ratio was statistically higher in pregnancy complications.

Conclusions: Adolescent pregnancy is a social entity which should be regulated and prevented by legal measures. Planned pregnancies should be promoted and the public should be educated and informed about the Hazards of adolescent pregnancies. Press institutions, public broadcasting services support the efforts to decrease adolescent pregnancies.

Abstract

Objectives: In this study we aim to evaluate antenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes and complications of adolescent pregnancies, as well as to discuss the social and psychological consequences of these pregnancies.

Material and methods: We compare a total of 243 pregnant women at age 14–18 years to a vast control group at age 19–36 who all delivered at Bursa Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital between years 2005–2014.

Results: Antenatal care (folic acid supplementation, pre-conception counseling) was significantly higher in adolescent pregnancy group. Unplanned pregnancy rate was significantly higher in in study group (p < 0.001). Preterm delivery (before 37th week) ratio was statistically higher in pregnancy complications.

Conclusions: Adolescent pregnancy is a social entity which should be regulated and prevented by legal measures. Planned pregnancies should be promoted and the public should be educated and informed about the Hazards of adolescent pregnancies. Press institutions, public broadcasting services support the efforts to decrease adolescent pregnancies.

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Keywords

adolescent pregnancy, social results, education, prevention

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Title

Adolescent pregnancies: complications, birth outcomes and the possible solutions

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 88, No 7 (2017)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

393-397

Published online

2017-07-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2017.0073

Pubmed

28819945

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2017;88(7):393-397.

Keywords

adolescent pregnancy
social results
education
prevention

Authors

Tayfur Çift
Engin Korkmazer
Muzaffer Temur
Berk Bulut
Bariş Korkmaz
Onur Ozdenoğlu
Cem Akaltun
Emin Üstünyurt

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