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CALDERON MORALES, Iliana de la Caridad; DEL RIO AGUIRRE, Carmen Inalbis; RODRIGUEZ ZAMORA, Odalys  and  GUISANDES ZAYAS, Ana Andrea. Family dysfunction in pregnant adolescents from a health area. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.11, pp.1544-1549. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study of the 58 pregnant adolescents under 20 years, belonging to the health area of "Josué País García" University Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January to December, 2013, aimed at determining the relation between family dysfunctions and their pregnancies, for which the evaluation instrument Faces III was applied. During the statistical analysis a prevalence of the age group 15-18 years, a link to the different teaching levels in correspondence to age were evidenced, as well as of the family dysfunctionality and the numerous members family; these 2 last results constituted predisposing factors in the development of risky behaviors, as early pregnancy

Keywords : family dysfunction; family; pregnancy in adolescence; adolescence; sexuality; primary health care.

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