Influence of sexual and reproductive health literacy on single and recurrent adolescent pregnancy in Latin America.

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Summary of "Influence of sexual and reproductive health literacy on single and recurrent adolescent pregnancy in Latin America."

Latin America ranks second in adolescent birth rate globally. Teenage pregnancy often leads to adverse outcomes, affecting the health of the mother and the child in various ways. We examined the association between sexual and reproductive literacy and teenage pregnancy in Latin America.


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Name: Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
ISSN: 1873-4332


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