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Avances en Enfermería

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SCHULZ DA ROSA, Fernanda et al. Use of birth control by teenage who have just given birth. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.2, pp.245-251. ISSN 0121-4500.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/av.enferm.v32n2.46220.

Objective: To investigate about the use of birth control by teenagers who have just given birth, to relate their lack of use with teenage pregnancy. Method: Transversal descriptive research, made by a structured instrument with 181 teenagers who had just given birth in the hospital that participated in the investigation. The data was collected since December 2008 to December 2009 period. Results: 64,1% of the teenagers who had just given birth used some contraceptive method prior to their pregnancy; the most used methods were oral birth control pills (51%) and male preservative (29%). For the 75% of the teenagers their pregnancy was planned and justified by the desire and will of experimenting motherhood. Conclusion: Considering that almost half of the interviewed teenagers wanted to get pregnant, it is deduced that investigation of only the use of contraceptives it is not appropriate. It is necessary to make deeper investigations about the meaning of being a mother during adolescence.

Palavras-chave : Adolescent; Pregnancy in Adolescence; Contraception.

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