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Demographic and behavioral factors associated with adolescent pregnancy in Switzerland.
Family planning perspectives
Publication types: Journal Article ; Multicenter Study ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Switzerland has the lowest adolescent fertility rate in Western Europe. According to data collected in 1993 as part of the Swiss Multicentre Adolescent Survey on Health, 5% of 1,726 sexually active adolescents in a group of 3,993 15-20-year-old women enrolled in academic or vocational classes had ever been pregnant; most of these women (80%) had terminated their pregnancy. Adolescents who had ever been pregnant did not differ significantly from those who had not by demographic characteristics. Multiple logistic regression analysis identified seven factors associated with pregnancy: having had four or more sexual partners; not having used contraceptives at first intercourse; ever use of less-effective contraceptive methods; having used illicit drugs during the last 30 days; living apart from one's parents; recently experiencing stress; and perceiving a lack of future prospects.
Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Demography, Educational Status, Female, Humans, Life Style, Logistic Models, Odds Ratio, Population Surveillance, Pregnancy, Pregnancy in Adolescence, Religion, Sexual Behavior, Switzerland
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