TITLE

Negative Pregnancy Tests in Urban Adolescents: An Important and Often Missed Opportunity for Clinicians

AUTHOR(S)
Moriarty Daley, Alison; Sadler, Lois S.; Leventhal, John M.; Cromwell, Polly E.; Reynolds, Heather D.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Pediatric Nursing;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study describes a project to determine the incidence of negative pregnancy tests performed in an urban community for teens 18- years old and younger. Pregnancy test logs were kept at a variety of clinical agencies for a three-month period. Five hundred and fifty urine pregnancy tests were performed; 77% were negative. In our community a large number of teens are accessing health care services for pregnancy tests, the vast majority of which are negative and represent an important opportunity to prevent unintended pregnancies in a population of adolescent girls.
ACCESSION #
16755133

 

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