Hitherto existing concepts on circumstances favouring pregnancies in adolescents have mainly focussed attention on physically precocious maturity, on social risks and on the type of personality of the pregnant adolescents. Based on our material this opinion seems to be in need of correction. Changing of the validity of these factors may be suggested due to psychosocial conditions in connection with both the acceleration of maturity and a new estimation of sexuality including heterosexual development at earlier stages of life. Children from 100 juvenile mothers were clinically and psychologically investigated at the age of 7 years. Neither serious social problems in the children nor considerable deviations of mean average of the physical, mental or social age specific standards could be observed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pregnancy in adolescence--psychosocial development of young mothers and their children|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health