The Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Following Teenage Induced Abortion and Childbirth-A Longitudinal Study From Finland

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Jalanko , E , Leppälahti , S , Heikinheimo , O & Gissler , M 2020 , ' The Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Following Teenage Induced Abortion and Childbirth-A Longitudinal Study From Finland ' , Journal of Adolescent Health , vol. 66 , no. 3 , pp. 345-351 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.027

Title: The Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Following Teenage Induced Abortion and Childbirth-A Longitudinal Study From Finland
Author: Jalanko, Eerika; Leppälahti, Suvi; Heikinheimo, Oskari; Gissler, Mika
Contributor organization: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
HUS Gynecology and Obstetrics
University of Helsinki
Clinicum
Date: 2020-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Journal of Adolescent Health
ISSN: 1054-139X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.027
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/320722
Abstract: Purpose: Teenage motherhood is associated with an increased risk of psychiatric morbidity. However, the long-term consequences of teenage induced abortion on psychiatric morbidity remain unknown. We, therefore, examined the association between adolescent pregnancy and psychiatric morbidity according to pregnancy outcome (induced abortion vs. childbirth) and age ( Methods: We used Finnish health care registers to evaluate the risk of psychiatric morbidity following teenage induced abortion (n = 6,520) or childbirth (n = 6,806) using Poisson regression analysis. The mean follow-up time was 26.4 years. Age-matched girls without a teenage pregnancy (n = 39,429) served as the reference group. Results: The risk of psychiatric morbidity was higher in the teenage abortion group compared with those without a teenage pregnancy, but this risk increased only at 5 years postabortion. We found no difference in psychiatric morbidity between the teenage pregnancy groups aged Conclusions: Pregnant adolescents faced an increased risk of psychiatric morbidity in adulthood regardless of the outcome (induced abortion or childbirth) of the pregnancy. Among girls aged
Subject: Teenage pregnancy
Induced abortion
Psychiatric morbidity
Mental disorders
DATA QUALITY
PREGNANCY
BIRTH
WOMEN
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
515 Psychology
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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