Adolescent Pregnancy: Risk Factors, Outcome and Prevention

  • Fahmida Shirin Papri Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong
  • Zubaida Khanam Department of Community Medicine, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong
  • Sarwat Ara Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong
  • Morsheda Begum Panna Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics Nagar Matri Sadan Mamata, Lalkhan Bazar Chittagong
Keywords: Aolescent pregnancy, Risk factors, Outcome, Prevention

Abstract

Adolescent pregnancy, which is detrimental to the health of mother and child, is a common public health problem worldwide. It is one of the key issues concerning reproductive health of women not only in developing countries but also in developed countries. There is growing awareness that early child bearing has multiple consequences in terms of maternal health, child health and over all well-being of the society. The purpose of the article is to review current trends and issues on adolescent pregnancy to update the practitioners. The readers are provided with more recent data on adolescent sexuality, child bearing as well as suggestions for addressing the challenges of teenage pregnancy.

ChattĀ  Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.15 (1); Jan 2016; Page 53-56

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Fahmida Shirin Papri, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong


Published
2016-07-17
How to Cite
Papri, F., Khanam, Z., Ara, S., & Panna, M. (2016). Adolescent Pregnancy: Risk Factors, Outcome and Prevention. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 15(1), 53-56. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v15i1.28764
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