Abstract:Objective: To analyze the factors associated with low adherence to the Papanicolaou exam in a group of adolescent mothers. Methods: An observational, transversal study conducted in two public hospitals in Joinville, Santa Catarina. The sample consisted of 416 adolescent mothers. Data were collected during the period from March to September 2010 through interviews, during hospitalization. Results: Adolescents who presented lower adherence to the Papanicolaou testing were younger than 15 years, students, with lo… Show more
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