Adolescent substance use and unplanned pregnancy: strategies for risk reduction.

  title={Adolescent substance use and unplanned pregnancy: strategies for risk reduction.},
  author={Hilary Smith Connery and Brittany B Albright and John Rodolico},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={41 2},
Substance use among adolescents increases the risk of unplanned pregnancies, which then increases the risk of fetal exposure to addictive, teratogenic substances. Specific interventions are necessary to target pregnancy planning and contraception among reproductive-age substance users. Screening for substance use using the CRAFFT is recommended in all health care settings treating adolescent patients. Screening for tobacco and nicotine use is also recommended along with the provision of smoking… CONTINUE READING
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