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Teenage Pregnancy: A contemporary problem of adolescence

Lynette Acres
Curationis | Vol 8, No 4 | a637 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v8i4.637 | © 1985 Lynette Acres | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1985 | Published: 27 September 1985

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Lynette Acres,, South Africa

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Abstract

Teenage pregnancy, particularly pregnancy in school-aged girls below the age of 17 years, is a major community health problem. The incidence of such pregnancies is increasing to what some believe are epidemic proportions.

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