Research Article| Volume 1, ISSUE 1, P47-50, 1988

Pregnancy and delivery in 12–14-year-old girls

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      This retrospective study reports the course of pregnancy and delivery in 12–14-year-old girls over an 8-year period. At the time of delivery, 44 of 13,178 mothers (0.3%) had not reached their 15th birthday. These adolescent primiparas were compared with an equal-sized group of primiparas between 20 and 30 years of age. Whereas other studies report a higher risk of several pregnancy-related complications, our investigation mainly found a higher percentage of premature deliveries (13.6%).

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