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Predictors of early childbirth among female adolescents in foster care

Journal of Adolescent Health,  2017

Bryn King, Melissa Van Wert

Suggested Citation
King, B., & Van Wert, M. (2017). Predictors of early childbirth among female adolescents in foster care. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(2), 226–232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.02.014

Conclusions
The results suggest that there are identifiable risk factors associated with early childbirth among girls in foster care, which can help determine the timing and location of reproductive health services to minimize unintended pregnancy and maximize adolescent health and well-being.

 

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