TEENAGE PREGNANCY: AGE IS NOT JUST A NUMBER
Dr. Aditi Ranaut, *Dr. Narinder Singh, Dr. Shikha Sharma, Dr. Anupam Sharma and Dr. Nitesh Mittal
Teenage pregnancies are considered to be a very high risk event, because teenage girls are physically and psychologically immature for reproduction. In addition, there are some extrinsic factors such as inadequate prenatal care, illiteracy, and poor socio-economic conditions that affect the outcome of pregnancy in teenage girls. We report herein a case of 14 year old primigravida for emergency lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) at period of gestation (POG) 37 weeks with severe intrauterine growth restriction. This case report highlights the problems of early childbearing, discussing about the health and social issues as well as the reasons why this problem is of major concern.
Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Primigravida, Socioeconomic status.
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