Adolescent pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates across countries: levels and recent trends.

  title={Adolescent pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates across countries: levels and recent trends.},
  author={Gilda Sedgh and Lawrence B. Finer and Akinrinola Bankole and Michelle A Eilers and Susheela D. Singh},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={56 2},
PURPOSE To examine pregnancy rates and outcomes (births and abortions) among 15- to 19-year olds and 10- to 14-year olds in all countries for which recent information could be obtained and to examine trends since the mid-1990s. METHODS Information was obtained from countries' vital statistics reports and the United Nations Statistics Division for most countries in this study. Alternate sources of information were used if needed and available. We present estimates primarily for 2011 and… CONTINUE READING
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