Contraception in adolescence
Reference of this article: Benítez Rubio MR, Medranda de Lázaro MI, Pizarro Hernández C. Contraception in adolescence. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2003;5:273-298.
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The adolescence is a life period characterized by deep changes, as somatics like emotionals.
In the actual occidental society, the adolescence presents a larger duration, especially
for the favourest social strata, contributing to it not only more precocious appearance
of menarche (mean age 12,6 years) but also different socio-cultural aspects. The
beginning of coital sexual relations has experimented an advance too (mean age 15-17
In this work we wish offer to primary attention paediatrician, a revision of different
contraceptive methods available in our country at the moment and a review of the more
important legal aspects related with sexuality and contracepcion in this age group, with the
purpose of favour daily job in our surgeries.
Keywords● Adolescence ● Contraception ● Legal aspects ● Primary Care ● Sexuality