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J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2012 May;25(2):96-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2012.00326.x.

Pregnancy intentions, long-acting contraceptive use, and rapid subsequent pregnancies among adolescent and adult first-time mothers.

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Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. waggoner@princeton.edu

Abstract

PROBLEM:

Greater understanding is needed related to qualitatively assess pregnancy intentions and rapid subsequent pregnancies among adolescent and adult mothers.

METHODS:

Four-site prospective study of 227 adolescent and adult mothers. Data were analyzed to understand the relationship between pregnancy intentions, adolescent status, and use of long-acting contraceptives and rapid subsequent pregnancy.

FINDINGS:

The findings from this study provide evidence of the importance of goal-oriented pregnancy intentions, long-acting contraceptive use, and older age in delaying a second pregnancy.

CONCLUSION:

Findings reveal the need for clinician awareness of the qualitative pregnancy intentions of young women and potential desired use of long-acting contraceptives.

PMID:
22512527
PMCID:
PMC3346287
DOI:
10.1111/j.1744-6171.2012.00326.x
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