Teenage pregnancy, which is detrimental to the health
of mother and child, is a common public health problem
worldwide. It is a problem that affects nearly every society.
It is one of the key issues concerning reproductive health
of women not only in developing but also in developed
countries.The estimated teenage pregnancies in Germany
are about 13500 per year with a birth rate of 6600.
Although prevention of unwanted teenage pregnancy is
our primary goal,many adolescents continue to become
Due to the medical and socioeconomic background during
the adolescent period, intensive and sensitive counselling
and care is needed.
There is a growing awareness that early child bearing has
multiple consequences in terms of maternal health, child
health and over all well-being of society.
Teenage Pregnancy, adolescent pregnancy, contraception,
sex education, teenage
Manuela Lotz, Cornelia Homrighausen
Klinik und Poliklinik für Geburtshilfe und Pränatalmedizin,
Reviewer: Christine Klapp, Berlin
und Annette Loeck,Hamburg
CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol
Endokrinol 2008; 4(2): 116-132