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Early teenage pregnancy, contraception, and repeat pregnancy

  • Luella Klein
    Correspondence
    Reprint requests: Dr. Luella Klein, Grady Memorial Hospital, 80 Butler St., S.E., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
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    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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      Abstract

      A total of 1,824 births to patients aged 16 and under during 1971 and 1972 were examined. Premature birth, and fetal, neonatal, and perinatal death were more common in this young age group. Contraceptive acceptance was high at postpartum visit. Approximately half of the patients registered for continuing interconceptional care. The population is described and contraceptive acceptance, contraceptive continuation, and repeat pregnancy are recorded.
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