Pregnancy performance and newborn outcome between adolescents and older women receiving early
and similar antenatal care showed minimal differences with only an increase rate of urinary tract infection and a lower rate of Caesarean section in the adolescents.
Objective: To investigate pregnancy performance and newborn outcome between adolescents and older women receiving adequate and similar antenatal care.
Multiple sexual partners, previous induced abortions and
hospital/clinic delivery seem to increase the risk of HIV infection in
pregnant women in this environment.
Background: Stable heterosexual relationships are a major determinant of the HIV epidemic and seroprevalence rate of HIV amongst antenatal women is a reflection of what is happening in the larger society.