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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7531versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119

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AVILA GALVEZ, Elena et al. Aspectos psicosociales del embarazo en la adolescencia, año 2000. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2002, vol.74, n.4. ISSN 0034-7531.

An explanatory-observational case-control type-study was performed on female adolescents aged 10-19 years from "Wilfredo Pérez Pérez Teaching Polyclinics in the year 2000. They were divided into two groups: the study group comprising 53 pregnant patients and the control group including 106 adolescents who were not pregnant. Several aspects related to sexuality, family environment and also socio-demographic questions were compared to determine the impact of some psychosocial aspects of pregnancy in adolescence. Most of the adolescents in the study group were in their late adolescence, they had no permanent partner, their parents had a higher level of education; a high number of them neither studied nor worked, their parents were mostly divorced, they were raised by their mothers only, they were from dysfunctional families, with early beginning of sexual intercourse without contraceptives and psychological problems involving the family and the house.

Palabras clave : PREGNANCY IN ADOLESCENCE; PSYCHOLOGY; SOCIAL; FEMALE.

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