A study on pregnant adolescents residing in a government home: common characteristics and their views on the pregnancy.

@article{Tan2012ASO,
  title={A study on pregnant adolescents residing in a government home: common characteristics and their views on the pregnancy.},
  author={Ps Tan and Hizlinda Tohid and Xv Su and K P S Tan and Mn Azimah and Omar Khairani},
  journal={Malaysian family physician : the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
BACKGROUND Adolescent pregnancy has emerged to be a significant public health and social issue in Malaysia as its prevalence is increasing in our population. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to identify the common characteristics of pregnant adolescents residing in a government shelter home. Their reasons for pregnancy, sources of information on contraception, and views on abortion and future care of the baby were explored. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed on 26 universally sampled… CONTINUE READING

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