ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY

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  • Margaret Chanis C.N.M., B.S.,

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    1. Margaret Chanis received her diploma in nursing from Kings County Hospital and her B.S. from St. Joseph's College. She has for the past ten years been Director of the Special Obstetrical Teenage Clinic at Kings County.
    • Address correspondence to: Margaret Chanis, c/o Kings County Hospital Center, Nurse-Midwifery Dept, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11203.

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  • Nancy O'Donohue C.N.M., M.A.,

    1. Margaret Chanis received her diploma in nursing from Kings County Hospital and her B.S. from St. Joseph's College. She has for the past ten years been Director of the Special Obstetrical Teenage Clinic at Kings County.
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  • Alicia Stanford C.N.M., B.S.

    1. Margaret Chanis received her diploma in nursing from Kings County Hospital and her B.S. from St. Joseph's College. She has for the past ten years been Director of the Special Obstetrical Teenage Clinic at Kings County.
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  • Nancy O'Donohue received her diploma in nursing from Kings County, her B.S. from Columbia and her Masters in Nursing from Teachers College. She is currently Maternity Nursing Supervisor at Kings County.

  • Alicia Stanford received her diploma in nursing from Kingston Public Hospital and her B.A. from St. Francis College. She is currently Maternity Nurse Clinician at Kings County.

  • All three authors received their nurse midwifery education through the Maternity Center Association — Kings County Hospital Program.

  • The authors would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. S. Kohl for his guidance and assistance in planning and implementing this study; to Laurette Beck for her advice and encouragement and to Irwin Silverman and the OBS Statistical Department for their cooperation and technical assistance.

ABSTRACT

This article describes eight years of experience in a teenage antepartum clinic at Kings County Hospital Center. A retrospective survey of data collected from January 1968 to December 1975 regarding the pregnancy performance of 884 teenage patients is compared with the remaining obstetrical population for 1973. Results of the study showed that young patients differed significantly from the general population in that uterine dysfunction, contracted pelvis, toxemia and anemia occurred more frequently among the teenagers. The incidence of prematurity and perinatal loss was lower.

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