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ERIC Number: EJ894610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Contraceptive Care of Adolescents: Overview, Tips, Strategies, and Implications for School Nurses
Gabzdyl, Elizabeth Mary
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n4 p267-277 Aug 2010
The United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates of all industrialized nations in the world, with 13% of those occurring among the adolescent population. In 2005, the adolescent birthrate in the United States was 40.5 per 1,000 women and increased 3% in 2006 (Martin et al., 2009). Unintended pregnancy and motherhood can have a tremendous impact and lifelong implications for adolescents and their children as well as financial and societal costs. Helping make contraception accessible to adolescents is one area where school nurses are able to have an impact. Various contraceptive methods are described. Advantages and disadvantages are summarized along with considerations relative to adolescents. General strategies for counseling and caring for adolescents to encourage successful initiation, use, and continuation of contraception also reviewed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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