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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Jul;63(7):628-635. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.63.07.628.

Pregnancy recurrence in adolescents in Southern Brazil.

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1
PhD Student, Health Science Graduate Program, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (Famed-FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.
2
PhD, Associate Professor, Famed-FURG, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.
3
Medical Student, Famed-FURG, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the pregnancy recurrence among adolescents and young people in a city located in the extreme south of Brazil and to identify associated factors.

METHOD:

One hundred and twelve (112) women participated, having delivered their children in 2010, while adolescents. The sample was stratified in two stages, being the first a census of the whole population of the city and the second a convenience sample. For statistical analysis, Pearson Chi-square test was used, with a significance level of 5%.

RESULTS:

The recurrence rate was 53.6%, with an average of 28.6 months. At the time of delivery, in 2010, recurrence was significantly associated with level of education (p=0.044) as well as not being in school (p=0.036). In 2014, the factors associated were level of education (p<0.001), transcript of grades (p=0.030) and income (p=0.030).

CONCLUSION:

Recurrence of teenage pregnancy represents a lack of importance given to formal education, a fact that mitigates the opportunities and hinders insertion in the labor market, creating a cycle of social inequality. Multidisciplinary efforts involving schools, health services and the youth in educational activities are thus vital, aiming at critical thinking to transform reality.

PMID:
28977089
DOI:
10.1590/1806-9282.63.07.628
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