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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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VAILLANT CORREOSO, Mayteé; DANDICOURT THOMAS, Caridad  y  MACKENSIE SORIA, Yolaydys. Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp.125-135. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction: In "Dr. Diego Tamayo" Polyclinic of Old Havana Municipality, in Havana, it was detected a high incidence of pregnancy in adolescence, fact that worried given the impact that this has on the development of adolescents. Objective: To identify the knowledge of adolescents on the prevention of pregnancy at this stage of life. Methods: A descriptive study, observational type, cross-section was made, in the period July/2010 October/2011. We worked with a group of 125 adolescents who attended the consultation of menstrual regulation, which met the inclusion criteria. A questionnaire was applied, where the information obtained allowed to know the knowledge of adolescents with respect to the subject under study, the collected data were reflected in appropriate tables adapted to each analyzed variable. Results: The highest percent of the surveyed teenagers began their sexual relations between 14 and 16 years old. The way to access the most are the relatives, followed by the TV and friends. As far as the social connotations attributed by the teenagers to the pregnancy it was found that they identified complications in pregnancy or childbirth as one of the problems that come with pregnancy at an early age.

Palabras clave : adolescence; pregnancy; knowledge; prevention.

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