Background: Unsafe abortion is a public health concern because of its dire reproductive health consequences and impact on maternal morbidity and mortality. Tackling this problem will go a long way toward achieving one of the Millennium Developmental Goals, which aim to reduce overall maternal mortality by two-thirds by the year The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of abortion and the factors associated with it among female students of two public senior secondary schools in Mainland Local Government Area, Lagos state.
I recently saw a girl in clinic with terrible complications following a caesarean section. The operation had been botched and she had an infection around her uterus. She was in terrible pain and critically unwell.
Reuters Health - Compared to teen mothers, girls who have an abortion before age 18 have no negative effects that carry into early adulthood, a nationwide study in Finland suggests. Girls who had underage abortions tended to have higher educational attainment and were less likely to be dependent on welfare at age 25 compared to the girls who gave birth, the study team found. Previous studies have linked teen motherhood to lower educational levels and worse physical and mental health in adulthood, but had not analyzed the same outcomes after abortion, the authors write in the journal Human Reproduction, online July 7.
Where do American teens currently stand on the topic of abortion? Abortion is frequently framed as a "women's issue," but Gallup data indicate that teen opinions on abortion do not vary significantly between girls and boys. Given that abortion is among the most politicized of issues, do teen attitudes vary by regions of the country -- for example, do teens in the Bible Belt tend to have different opinions from those on the East or West Coasts?
Jump to main content. This study is the most comprehensive analysis to date of why the proportions of under pregnancies which end in abortion varies throughout Britain. Why do most pregnant teenagers opt for abortion in some areas, while most have babies in others?
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Should we be worried about Juno? The sharp-witted comedy starring Ellen Page as a pregnant teen who decides to give her baby up for adoption won writer Diablo Cody an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. But for one woman who long ago found herself in the same situation as Juno, and has since become a leading advocate of choice for women and girls, the film has very real flaws.
View as pdf document. In both Canada and the United States, about 20 percent of all are performed on teens. Younger women have a more difficult time adjusting to their abortions. Because teens are more likely to abort their first pregnancy, they face other risks as well.
Induced abortion during youth: social inequalities in the outcome of the first pregnancy. Aborto provocado na juventude: desigualdades sociais no desfecho da primeira gravidez. Greice M.