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Study of contraception usage among adolescent women referred to Gholabchi Medical Clinic, 1995
Farzane Saberi *, Zohre Sadat, Masoume Abedzade
, saberi_F@kaums.ac.ir
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History and Objectives: Due to the prevalence and complications associated with pregnancy in adolescents, the present research was carried out on the quality of concentrations among adolescent women referred to Gholabchi Medical Clinic.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was performed on adolescent women referred to the Gholabchi Medical Clinic for prenatal educational courses. Personal records concerning age, educational level of women and her husband, duration of marriage, type of contraceptive methods and factor associated with the contraceptive methods were collected. If a combination of different pills is used, it is considered low risk contraction and other methods are considered high-risk contraceptive method.

Results: From total of 191 of adolescent women, 176 were qualified with mean age of 16.9±1.6 years with a minimum of 11 years and a maximum of 19 years of age. Mean length of marriage was 11±3.7 months with a minimum of 5 months and a maximum of 18 months. 42.6% of individuals did not use any contraceptive method, 40.3% used high-risk method and 17.1% used low risk method. Owing to husband’s inclination for pregnancy, 44% of women did not choose contraception. Desire for pregnancy was the most prevalent cause of discontinuation of contraception. 50.6% of contraceptive users had previous pregnancy. 46.6% and 2.8% of cases had one and two successful pregnancies respectively.

Conclusion: Due to complications associated with pregnancy and delivery among adolescent women, further research is recommended to detect factors involved in the pregnancy and to reduce possible complications.

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Received: 2008/11/15 | Published: 2000/10/15
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Saberi F, Sadat Z, Abedzade M. Study of contraception usage among adolescent women referred to Gholabchi Medical Clinic, 1995 . Feyz. 2000; 4 (3) :94-100
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