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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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ISBN: 9781337919333
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Risks associated with adolescent pregnancy are highest for teens who become pregnant within a few years after onset of menstruation.

___ True

___ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Risks associated with adolescent pregnancy are highest for teens who become pregnant within a few years after onset of menstruation.” is true or false.

Introduction: Adolescent pregnancy refers to pregnancy in a female under the age of 20 years. Menstruation is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue (which contain degenerated ova) through the vagina. It occurs monthly once in fertile females.

Explanation

There are numerous risks associated with it as compared to pregnancy in older females including perinatal death, low birth weight, cephalopelvic disproportion. Few years after the onset of menstruation, teenage girls are in a phase where they undergo numerous physiological changes in their body. They gain height and weight and there is an increased need for energy and nutrients in their body...

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