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One hundred pregnant adolescents: treatment approaches in a university hospital.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family planning résumé
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
180–181
Identifiers
PMID: 12308786
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In order to provide personalized antepartum, and postpartum care for unwed pregnant teenagers, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital established a Special Teen-Obstetrical Clinic in 1967. Patients who attended the Special Clinic showed a higher acceptance rate for contraception and a much higher school-returning rate than unwed teenagers who had been treated through the regular hospital prenatal and obstetrical clinic. The repeat pregnancy rate was disappointingly high for the Special Clinic patients, implying that specialized clinic programs will achieve little additional good if regular obstetrical care is high and personalized. The specialized clinic seemed to improve the general level of obstetrical care in the hospital.

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