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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 9241591455 - in English: Adolescent Pregnancy Issues in Adolescent Health and Development ; Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development

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Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 9241591455 - in English: Adolescent Pregnancy Issues in Adolescent Health and Development ; Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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The World Health Organization (WHO) would like to thank the author of this review, Professor P Treffers of the Netherlands. The helpful suggestions and contributions to the document made by Dr ‘P Olukoya is gratefully acknowledged. Many thanks also go to (in alphabetical order): Dr H Bathija, Dr C Cassanova, Dr V Chandra-Mouli, Dr S Crowley, Dr R Ekpini, Dr L De Bernis, Ms J Ferguson, Dr P Henderson, Dr C Vallenas, Dr P Van Look and Dr J Villar of WHO; Dr R Guidotti, Dr J Liljestrand, Ms D Roth and Ms A Thompson all formerly of the WHO; and the WHO regional advisers on adolescent health and development from the WHO AFRO, EMRO, EURO, PAHO, SEARO, and WPRO regional offices. Grateful thanks also go to Dr A Langer, Professor F Okonofua and Dr D Takkar. We are grateful to Dr A L Waddell for editorial support. We acknowledge the generous financial support of the Swedish International Development Agency and the United Nations Population Fund.

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CONTENTS Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................................. iv Preface .................................................................................................................................. v PART 1: Introduction 1.1: Preamble ............................................................................................................................... 1 1.2: Aims, content and methodology of this review................................................................. 2 PART 2: Incidence of adolescent pregnancies 2.1: Definitions ............................................................................................................................... 5 2.2: Incidence in various regions and countries ............................................................................ 5 2.3: Summary ................................................................................................................................ 10 PART 3: Social background 3.1: Ethnic differences .............................................................................................................. 11 3.2: Social deprivation .............................................................................................................. 11 3.3: Age at marriage .................................................................................................................. 12 3.4: Sexual behaviour, contraceptive use and unplanned pregnancy .................................... 13 3.5: Unsafe abortion ................................................................................................................. 15 3.6: Physical abuse .................................................................................................................... 16 3.7: Risk behaviour ................................................................................................................... 17 3.8: Education and urbanization ............................................................................................. 19 3.9: Summary ............................................................................................................................ 19 PART 4: Pregnancy 4.1: Hypertensive disorders ...................................................................................................... 21 4.2: Anaemia ............................................................................................................................. 22 4.3: Malaria ............................................................................................................................... 23 4.4: HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) ..................................... 24 4.5: Iodine deficiency ................................................................................................................ 24

 

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