A case of pregnancy during adolescence: some practical and bioethics considerations [Abstract in English]

Marcelino E. H. Poli, Julia Machado

Abstract


Objectives: The knowledge of the pregnancy during
the adolescence, some of its features, etiologic components
and specific process. To exhibit some of the inherent ethical
and legal aspects, that may be controversial but are very
important for the medical managing of similar situations.

Presentation: It is reported a case of a 15 years old
girl that became pregnant for the first time when she was
13 and now hardly wants a new pregnancy, because her
baby was retired by a judicial order, and given away in
adoption. So, the suitable legal and ethics problems are
revealed.

Comentaries: The case shows a succession of mistakes
on its conduction that might be recognized for avoidance.
The pregnancy during the adolescence is a complex
condition that includes multiple important features
like biologic, psychological, social, legal, bioethical and
other.

KEY WORDS: PREGNANCY IN ADOLESCENCE; ADOLESCENCE;
PREGNANCY/ethics; BIOETHICS; ENACTED
STATUTES.



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