Main data on pregnancies, pregnancies’ voluntary interruption and contraception in the adolescence
Reference of this article: Plá Ernst E. Main data on pregnancies, pregnancies’ voluntary interruption and contraception in the adolescence. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006; 8 Supl 2:S79-82.
Published in Internet: 30-06-2006
Adolescence generally marks the beginning of sexual activity based on the eroticisation
Various polls indicate that sexual relationships in adolescents and young adults are
marked by the overcoming of a certain strictness and by being more open, which is what
corresponds to a more plural society like ours.
However the information also reflects a low consistency in the use of methods of contraception,
which leads to an elevated level of teenage pregnancy and pregnancy termination.
A better knowledge of contraceptive methods as far as professionals are concerned,
and the ability to share this knowledge with young people would help to prevent not only
unwanted pregnancies but sexually transmitted diseased as well.
Keywords● Contraception ● Pregnancy termination ● Sexuality ● Teenagers