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Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2010;37(4):303-9.

Unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion among young women 16-22 years old in Greece: a retrospective study of the risk factors.

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Family Planning Unit, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieio Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Unwanted pregnancies and the subsequent induced abortions are common problems of our youths in modern Greece. The aim of this study was to recognize the risk factors of the problem in an effort to find the best possible solution out of this social dead end.

MATERIALS AND METHOD:

We interviewed 1,320 young female individuals and analyzed their answers using statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

Several useful conclusions were reached concerning the forces that are involved in unwanted pregnancy/induced abortions.

DISCUSSION:

We have tried to underline the strategy to combat the problem.

CONCLUSION:

Sexual education and the proper use of contraception remain the essential tools in this effort.

PMID:
21355463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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