Adolescent use of oral contraceptives.

  title={Adolescent use of oral contraceptives.},
  author={M A Babington},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  volume={10 2},
By age 16, 1/4 of all unmarried women have had at least 1 sexual experience, and 1/5 of American births are to teenagers. Of these 2/3 are unintended. Teenage pregnancies are associated with infant mortality rates 2-3 times those of the general population and maternal mortality 60% higher than that for young adult women. Early termination of school is another hazard of adolescent pregnancy. The ideal adolescent candidate for oral contraceptives (OCs) is one who has intercourse somewhat… CONTINUE READING
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