The impact of early pregnancy loss on adolescents.

  title={The impact of early pregnancy loss on adolescents.},
  author={Scot R. Wheeler and Joan K. Austin},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={26 3},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of early pregnancy loss on adolescents' self-esteem, symptoms of depression, family relationships, grief responses, and perception of life changes. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional, comparison design was used to examine responses of 164 never-married, sexually active, low socio-economic females ages 13 to 19 years. Adolescents were placed in four groups based on pregnancy status: (1) Never Pregnant, (2) Pregnant, (3) Early Pregnancy… CONTINUE READING