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Teenage Pregnancy

Alternate Names : Adolescent Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

A pregnant teenager should be treated for sexually transmitted diseases as needed. Counseling about the signs of early labor should be given. An evaluation by a social worker during the pregnancy is advisable. This is done to determine the home environment in which the infant will live.

The pregnancy may end in the following ways:

  • C-section
  • elective medical abortion
  • elective surgical abortion
  • miscarriage
  • vaginal delivery
  • Medications used during these procedures include the following:

  • anesthesia
  • antibiotics to prevent or treat infection
  • medications to prevent labor
  • medicines to start labor
  • pain medications
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    Abortion, miscarriage, and delivery can all cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia. Medications used can cause stomach upset, rash, and allergic reactions.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    Birth control counseling can help prevent repeat teenage pregnancies. Abstinence, or not having sex, should also be discussed.

    How is the condition monitored?

    The health of mother and baby are monitored by regular visits to the healthcare provider. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the provider.

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    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 03/28/01

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