TITLE

Pregnant teenagers' knowledge and use of emergency contraception

AUTHOR(S)
Pearson, V.A.H.; Owen, M.R.
PUB. DATE
June 1995
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/24/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6995, p1644
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a descriptive study of pregnant teenagers in Great Britain that examined awareness and use of emergency contraception and its potential for preventing unwanted teenage pregnancy. Reasons why pregnant teenagers who had heard of emergency contraception failed to obtain it; Failure of teenagers to recognize any personal risk.
ACCESSION #
9510260520

 

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