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The effect of abuse and neglect on rates of pregnancy in teenagers

The effect of abuse and neglect on rates of pregnancy in teenagers

Welcome to the third #ebnjc podcast, this month’s topic is midwifery. Dr Allison Shorten, Associate Editor, will explore a recent commentary in EBN on midwifery with the commentary author. The discussion is designed to help you think about issues raised in the commentary and explore the clinical applicability of the original research discussed.In this podcast, Dr Judith Herman, from the University of Delaware, USA, will discuss with Dr Shorten some of the issues raised in her commentary concerned with a study that focused on the effect of abuse and neglect on rates of pregnancy in teenagers. Dr Herrman reflects on the study and critically explores the findings offering her thoughts on the implications for practice.Read the articles:Commentary - Adolescent girls who experience abuse or neglect are at an increased risk of teen pregnancy http://goo.gl/e3Vg2Q) Original research article - Teen birth rates in sexually abused and neglected females http://goo.gl/MtovE2

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