• Practice Guideline: Contraception for Adolescents with Chronic Illness

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Safe sexual practices are important for adolescents to prevent unwanted pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections , but these practices may be especially important for those diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Approximately 30% of adolescents suffer from one or more chronic conditions, such as asthma, depression, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, or epilepsy (Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 2012). Chronic illnesses may confer additional risks to an adolescent should she become pregnant, and some medications used to treat chronic illnesses are...
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