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CAMINHA, Náira de Oliveira et al. The profile of the puerperal adolescents treated in a referenced maternity in Fortaleza-Ceará. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.486-492. ISSN 1414-8145.

This study aimed to characterize the profile of puerperal adolescents in a maternity ward in Fortaleza-CE. Descriptive, transversal and quantitative study held at the Rooming Maternity School Assis Chateaubriand, in the period from March to July 2009, with 200 adolescents. The data were obtained through interviews. The majority was between 15 and 19 years old (91.0%) resided in the capital (78.0%) lived with the father of her child (64.5%) had low education (55.5%), regarded themselves as dark skin women (61.5%) and stay-at-home (53%). As for contraception, 73.5% used some method before becoming pregnant, 65.5% desired pregnancy and 32.5% planned pregnancy. During pregnancy, 18.5% were hospitalized and 82.5% did not use drugs. Turns relevant the role of nurses as health educators to educate them and make them autonomous in promoting sexual health.

Keywords : Pregnancy in Adolescence; Adolescent Health; Nursing.

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