Abortion care for adolescent and young women
Unintended pregnancy among adolescents (10–19 years) and young women (20–24 years) is a global public health problem. Adolescents face challenges in accessing safe abortion care. To determine whether abortion care for adolescent and young women differs clinically from that for older women, a systematic data review was conducted. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and POPLINE databases were searched from the earliest data entered until November 2012. Evidence indicates that abortion is safe and efficacious among adolescent and young women. Clinical services should promote access to safe abortion for adolescents.
Authors: Renner, Regina-Maria, Anna de Guzman, Dalia Brahmi