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. 2017 Apr;64(2):381-388.
doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.11.007. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

Adolescent Pregnancy

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Adolescent Pregnancy

Heidi K Leftwich et al. Pediatr Clin North Am. .

Abstract

Adolescent pregnancy, although on the decline, represents a significant public health concern. Often adolescents present late to prenatal care, either from lack of knowledge, fear of consequences, limited access, stigma, or all of the above. Although multifaceted, there are many risks both to mother and child that are increased in adolescent pregnancy. Many are unintended and are at risk for repeat adolescent pregnancy, especially within the first 2 years. Risks include but are not limited to: low birth weight, preterm delivery, stillbirth, and preeclampsia, as well as feelings of social isolation, delayed or neglected educational goals, and maternal depression.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy; Teen pregnancy; Unintended pregnancy.

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