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Pregnancy resolutions among pregnant teens: termination, parenting or adoption?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, December 2014
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Title
Pregnancy resolutions among pregnant teens: termination, parenting or adoption?
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12884-014-0421-z
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Authors

Alice Yuen Loke, Pui-ling Lam

Abstract

BackgroundTeenagers are unprepared to face or to deal with an unexpected pregnancy. Adolescents do not necessarily possess the cognitive ability needed to clearly evaluate such a situation or to determine how to resolve their pregnancy. This study seeks to shed light on what pregnant adolescents consider when coming to a decision about what to do about their pregnancy.MethodsIn-depth interviews were conducted among a purposive sample of Hong Kong Chinese women recruited from a Maternal and Child Health Centre, who had a history of being pregnant in their teens and out of wedlock. Interviews were conducted to explore the considerations surrounding their decision on how to resolve their pregnancy.ResultsA total of nine women were interviewed. An analysis of the interview transcripts revealed that to arrive at a decision on what to do about their pregnancy, pregnant teens took into consideration their relationship with their boyfriend, their family¿s advice or support, practical considerations, their personal values in life, and views on adoption.ConclusionsThe results of this study results highlighted that during this life-altering event for adolescents, an open discussion should take place among all of the parties concerned. A better understanding of each party¿s perspective would allow for better decision making on the resolution of the pregnancy. Health professionals or social workers are there to help pregnant adolescents, romantic partners, and family members make informed choices on how to resolve the pregnancy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 57 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 26%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Master 10 17%
Unspecified 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Other 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 22%
Social Sciences 10 17%
Unspecified 9 16%
Psychology 7 12%
Other 4 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 December 2014.
All research outputs
#2,412,032
of 4,691,823 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#815
of 1,163 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,557
of 155,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#34
of 52 outputs
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