Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
On-line version ISSN 0717-7526
GONZALEZ A, Electra and MOLINA G, Temístocles. CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA MATERNIDAD ADOLESCENTE DE MADRES A HIJAS. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2007, vol.72, n.6, pp. 374-382. ISSN 0717-7526. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75262007000600004.
Background: The research on adolescent pregnancy has been focused on medical difficulties, psychological and consequences on adolescent life, besides, it is also necessary to call the attention to the role family, especially, mother during her daughter's pregnancy. Objective: Characteristics of pregnant adolescent's mothers and happening of adolescent pregnancy in these women's life. Methods: The study was carried out on 225 women and their pregnant adolescent daughters. A uni and bivariate analyses were carried out. Results: Mothers who had adolescent maternity background were younger, had low schooling, a great number of children, under ideal age they would have preferred to become mothers. They usually did housework and they were single at the first pregnancy in larger proportion than mothers who had not this previous background; 58.4 % of mothers were single at the moment of pregnancy and daughters 100%; 27.1% of mothers were single when they gave birth and 90.2% of daughters. The age average at the beginning of mothers maternity was 19.7% years old and daughters 16.2 years old. The schooling average of mothers was 7.7 years, 9.1 years for daughters. 26.2% of adolescent mother's daughters did housework versus 8.5% adult mother's daughters. 43% of adolescent mother's daughters did not aspire to have higher education compared to 26.4% no adolescent mother's daughters. Adolescent mother's daughters showed lower schooling average than no adolescent mother's daughters. Conclusion: When designing public policies to diminish adverse results on sons and daughters of adolescent mothers, pre and post adolescent pregnancy negative factors should be considered
Keywords : Maternity adolescent; pregnancy adolescent; mothers and daughters pattern; risk factors.