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Advances in Contraception

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 311–318 | Cite as

Disease and pregnancy in adolescent girls

  • A. Ishii
  • H. Hamada
  • M. Hayashi
  • T. Maehara
  • H. Honda
Article

Abstract

The frequency of visits to the outpatient clinic, chief complaints, and pregnancies of adolescent girls were analyzed. The age distribution of adolescent girls who visited the clinic showed that the higher the age, the higher the frequency of menstrual cycle abnormalities.

Recently, increased sexual activity has been seen in teenagers and has caused problems, especially the increase in teenage pregnancies, contributing to increases in induced abortion. To avoid unwanted pregnancy of unmarried teenagers, intensive sex education is essential, as well as provision of contraceptives.

Keywords

Public Health Sexual Activity Outpatient Clinic Menstrual Cycle Adolescent Girl 
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Resumé

On a analysé dans une clinique externe la fréquence des visites d'adolescentes, leurs principales affections et les grossesses. Selon la répartition des âges, on a observé que plus elles étaient âgées, plus elles présentaient d'anomalies du cycle menstruel.

On a constaté récemment chez les adolescentes au-dessous de vingt ans une augmentation de l'activité sexuelle qui a occasionné des problèmes, notamment des grossesses plus fréquentes dans cette tranche d'âge, ayant pour conséquence un accroissement du nombre des avortements provoqués. II est essential, si l'on veut éviter des grossesses non désirées chez les adolescentes célibataires, de prévoir non seulement une éducation sexuelle intensive mais aussi la mise à disposition de contraceptifs.

Resumen

En niñas adolescentes fueron analizadas la frecuencia de visitas al consultorio externo, las quejas principales y los embarazos.

La distribución por edad de las adolescentes que visitaron la clínica, mostró que a mayor edad más alta era la frecuencia de anormalidades en el ciclo menstrual.

Recientemente, el aumento de la actividad sexual ha creado problemas, especialmente el incremento de embarazos en adolescentes, lo que ha contribuido al aumento de abortos inducidos. Para evitar los embarazos no deseados en las adolescentes solteras, es esencial una educación sexual intensiva incluyendo la provisión de anticonceptivos.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ishii
    • 1
  • H. Hamada
    • 1
  • M. Hayashi
    • 1
  • T. Maehara
    • 2
  • H. Honda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySt. Marianna University of MedicineKawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Japan Association for Maternal WelfareTokyoJapan

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