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Teenage pregnancies

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 pregnant.

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.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2018; 14(2): 128–144

Teenage Pregnancy, adolescent pregnancy, contraception, sex education, teenage

Cornelia Homrighausen1, Manuela Lotz2
1Frauenärztin am Blankeneser Markt, Hamburg
2The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer: Christine Klapp, Berlin,
und Annette Loeck, Hamburg

Homrighausen C. Teenager ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2018; 14(2): 128–144 publiziert 31.7.2018 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2018 ISSN 1614-8533