Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 273, Issue 4, pp 207–210

Outcome of adolescent pregnancy at a university hospital in Jordan

Original article

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-005-0055-5

Cite this article as:
Al-Ramahi, M. & Saleh, S. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2006) 273: 207. doi:10.1007/s00404-005-0055-5


Objective: To determine whether adolescent pregnancies are associated with increased risk of adverse obstetrical outcome. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective study comparing the obstetric outcome of 267 adolescent pregnancies to 500 adult women pregnancies during the same period at a university hospital. Results: Medical and obstetric complications including pregnancy-induced hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, placenta praevia, abruptio placenta and multiple pregnancy were not different in both groups, where there was a significant increase of preterm labor in adolescent pregnancies compared to adult pregnancies (14.6 and 8%, respectively). Moreover, adolescent pregnancies when compared to adult pregnancies, were associated with a significantly higher incidence of forceps delivery (4.5 and 1.4%, respectively), neonatal intensive care unit admission (22.7 and 13.5%, respectively) and a lower incidence of caesarean section (7.1 and 16.8%, respectively). Conclusion: Adolescent pregnancies are associated with a favorable obstetric outcome apart from the higher incidence of preterm labor.


Adolescent pregnancy Obstetric outcome 

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyJordan University HospitalAmmanJordan

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