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Contraceptive and reproductive care in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

The purpose of this article is to describe reproductive healthcare needs for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a condition that often affects females of reproductive age, and to describe a retrospective study conducted at Texas Children’s Hospital on contraceptive and reproductive care in female patients with SLE. Continue reading »

Assessment of the effect of social influences and personal resilience on preventing repeat adolescent pregnancy

By Nola Holness, PhD, CNM, APRN-Adult

One in five adolescent mothers in the United States has a repeat adolescent pregnancy, which is associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality and poor birth outcomes. Whereas many adolescent mothers succumb to harmful external pressures, resulting in risky sexual behaviors and possible repeat pregnancy, others are fortunate in having a helpful support system. In addition, many adolescent mothers have an inner resilience and are able to implement measures on their own to prevent a repeat pregnancy. This study investigated how social influences and personal resilience affected African-American and Hispanic adolescent mothers’ planned use of contraception or abstinence to prevent a repeat adolescent pregnancy. Continue reading »