Abstract

More than 14 million adolescents in the world annually give birth, and nearly 800,000 adolescents in the United States become pregnant each year. This chapter considers concepts of teen pregnancy including risks to the mother as well as offspring, the adolescent father, issues related to abortion, and concepts of prevention of unwanted pregnancy in youth. Adolescent pregnancy is global phenomenon affecting all societies and cultures.

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Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Notes/Citation Information

Published in Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Hatim A. Omar, Cynthia Feucht & Joav Merrick (Eds.), p. 387-397.

©2012 Walter de Greyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin,Boston

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