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Aten Primaria. 1997 Sep 30;20(5):237-41.

[The existing differences between adolescent girls served on a first visit in a family planning center in 2 time periods].

[Article in Spanish]

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CPF Massamagrell, Valencia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the changes in sexual, reproductive and contraceptive behaviour of adolescent girls attended for the first time at a family planning centre (FPC) over two time-periods.

DESIGN:

A descriptive, retrospective study with analytic components.

SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:

All the adolescent girls attended on their first visit to the Massamagrell (Valencia) FPC during the 10 years from April 1, 1986 to March 31, 1996 (n = 728).

INTERVENTIONS:

Dividing the two five-year periods, there were educational activities in schools and institutional campaigns to stop unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and AIDS.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:

In the second period more adolescent girls made their first visit to the FPC, with a similar mean age, less pregnancies, deliveries and abortions, and a later start to sexual activity. There was less time between the start of sexual relations and their first visit to the FPC; they used habitually and from the start of their sexual relations more effective contraception.

CONCLUSIONS:

Adolescent girls attending a FPC for the first time showed a change in their sexual, reproductive and contraceptive behaviour, in that they were at less risk of pregnancy, STD and AIDS.

PMID:
9453772
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