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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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CHACON O’FARRIL, Damarys; CORTES ALFARO, Alba; ALVAREZ GARCIA, Ana Gloria  and  SOTONAVARRO GOMEZ, Yoslan. Pregnancy in adolescence, its familiar repercussion and in the society. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.1, pp. 50-58. ISSN 1561-3062.

The pregnancy at an early agehas become a social and public health problem of worldwide reach, greatly affecting the family as the fundamental unit of society which constitutes a far-reaching challenge.At the present, it is vital to discuss the teen-age period, due tothis age group transcendence for developmental and its impact in the world population, individual, in Latin America, The Caribbean, and Cuba. Early maternity have a direct effect on the perinatal maternal indicators and the family health, it propitiatesfamily malfunctioning.Describing the repercussion that the pregnancy in adolescence has on the family and the society was the objective of this study. Data bases such as LILACS, EBSCO and HINARI were consulted. By means of the result of critical analysis of the available topical information in the consulted bibliography,it is provided evidence of how the consequences of this problem have influence upon the quality of life of the young mother and of her family; it determine an important risk for her descendants.Consequently, it becomes necessary to begin the actions related with these aspects from the basic cell of the society, which it is the family, because it is the first group a human being belongs to.The role of nurse professionals at family doctor offices proves to be itself indispensable for preventing early pregnancy, by means of the educational work and other actions than go towards prevention.

Keywords : Pregnancy in adolescence; family health; society.

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