Pregnancy Intentions, Long-Acting Contraceptive Use, and Rapid Subsequent Pregnancies Among Adolescent and Adult First-Time Mothers
Version of Record online: 19 APR 2012
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 96–104, May 2012
How to Cite
Waggoner, M. R., Lanzi, R. G. and Klerman, L. V. (2012), Pregnancy Intentions, Long-Acting Contraceptive Use, and Rapid Subsequent Pregnancies Among Adolescent and Adult First-Time Mothers. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25: 96–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2012.00326.x
- Issue online: 19 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 19 APR 2012
- Adolescent pregnancy;
- pregnancy intention;
- rapid subsequent pregnancy
PROBLEM: Greater understanding is needed related to qualitatively assess pregnancy intentions and rapid subsequent pregnancies among adolescent and adult mothers.
METHODS: Four-site prospective study of 227 adolescent and adult mothers. Data were analyzed to understand the relationship between pregnancy intentions, adolescent status, and use of long-acting contraceptives and rapid subsequent pregnancy.
FINDINGS: The findings from this study provide evidence of the importance of goal-oriented pregnancy intentions, long-acting contraceptive use, and older age in delaying a second pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: Findings reveal the need for clinician awareness of the qualitative pregnancy intentions of young women and potential desired use of long-acting contraceptives.