Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
ARCANJO, Conceição de Maria; OLIVEIRA, Maria Ivoneide Veríssimo de e BEZERRA, Maria Gorete Andrade. Pregnancy in adolescents of a city health unit in Fortaleza - Ceára (Brazil) . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.3, pp. 445-451. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452007000300008.
Quantitative study with the objective to know the pregnancy in the adolescence in a municipal unit of health in Fortaleza CE (Brazil). The sample was composed by 40 adolescents. As result, we find: 20% were between 14 and 15 years old, 7.5% were single, 5%, married, 7.5% had consensual union; 60% were between 16 and 17 years old, 5% were single, 7.5%, married, 47.5% had consensual union; 20% were between 18 and 19 years old, 12.5% were single, 7.5%, married. And, still: 17,5% had experience of the abortion, 50% had left study because of the pregnancy, 25% do not like to study, 20% do not find important, 57.5% had initiated prenatal with three to four months of gestation, 80% of the fathers assume the paternity, 70% of them continued living with the family, 70% had received orientations about pregnancy, 60% did not use contraceptive method, 37.5% desire to be housewives, 27.5% do not have plans for the future. We conclude that the adolescents get pregnant in a precocious age group. They do not perceive the inherent risks to the pregnancy and leave behind study, leisure, vanity or even perspective for the future. For us, the study can contribute for the redimensioning of the work with adolescents in the local unit of the study.
Palavras-chave : Prenatal Care; Pregnancy in Adolescence; Abortion, Spontaneous.