IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 37 / Issue 4 / pii/1630630925559-860449645

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research
Unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion among young women 16-22 years old in Greece: a retrospective study of the risk factors
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1 Family Planning Unit, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieio Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2010, 37(4), 303–309;
Published: 10 December 2010

Unwanted pregnancies and the subsequent induced abortions are common problems of our youths in modern Greece. The aim of this study was to recognize the risk factors of the problem in an effort to find the best possible solution out of this social dead end. Materials and Method: We interviewed 1,320 young female individuals and analyzed their answers using statistical analysis. Results: Several useful conclusions were reached concerning the forces that are involved in unwanted pregnancy/induced abortions. Discussion: We have tried to underline the strategy to combat the problem. Conclusion: Sexual education and the proper use of contraception remain the essential tools in this effort.
Unwanted pregnancies
Induced abortions
Risk factors
Sexual education
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