Sociocultural Factors: Subsequent teenage Pregnancy life roject, Morelos, Mexico. 2012-2022




Objective: It consisted of describing the dynamics of subsequent teenage pregnancy in a municipality with urban and rural communities in the state of Morelos, and the conditions that influence the change in the mother's life plan, through a qualitative perspective, the adolescent's perception of dating stage, your first pregnancy, second pregnancy and your social environment in your life plan.

Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study with multiple methods, the quantitative phase allowed us to analyze the trend and rates of teenage pregnancy, the qualitative phase consisted of the application of semi-structured interviews, previously prepared, emptied into a matrix for analysis, carried out from discourse analysis.  A database was built in Microsoft Excel 365. Subsequently, with Stata v.14.2, univariate and bivariate analysis was performed to obtain mean, standard deviation, proportions with 95% confidence intervals.

Results: They were grouped by ages of 17-20 years old (n=160) and 15-16 years old (n=5), the predominant education, primary 25.49% and secondary 52.94%. 87.18% work at home as housewives. 69.88% have had 2 pregnancies and 23.49% have had 3 pregnancies, 64.46% have had 2 births and 7.23% have had 3 or more births. 16.88% reported 2 cesarean sections, for the 17-20 years old group and 40% in the 15-17 years old group. 21.69% reported an abortion. The intergenic period was 12 to 24 months. The median age of the mothers was 19 years old with a minimum age of 15 and a maximum of 20 years. In the 17 to 20 years old group, the median was 19 years old and in the 15 to 16 years old group, the median was 16 years.

Conclusions: Both the rate and prevalence of subsequent teenage pregnancies showed an irregular increase until 2019, before showing a decrease thereafter. Educational level is a determining factor for primary and subsequent teenage pregnancy.


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Author Biographies

Eric Alejandro Monterrubio-Flores, National Institute of Public Health. Nutrition and Health Research Center.

Graduate in Administrative Computing Systems at the Universidad del Valle de México, master's degree in Health Sciences with a concentration area in Epidemiology, at the School of Public Health of Mexico and a Doctorate in Sciences with a concentration area in Epidemiology at the ESPM. Researcher in Medical Sciences “C”, assigned to the department of Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk at CINyS. National System of Researchers level I. His areas of interest are research methodology and the application of quantitative methods. He has participated in the development of research on malnutrition, chronic diseases and psychometric validation of measurement instruments.

Liliana León-Roger, National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health. Subdirectorate of Monitoring and Follow-up of the Directorate of Maternal Health and Perinatal Health.

Master in Public Health with a Concentration Area in Epidemiology from the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico. 2017-2019; Graduate in Nursing from the Zaragoza Faculty of Higher Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. 2011-2016.
Public Health Professional with experience in management, evaluation of programs and health information systems, through the Ministry of Health at the National and state level.

Celina Magally Rueda-Neria, National Institute of Public Health. Systems Research Center Health.

Graduate in Administrative Informatics, graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara; Master in Administration (thesis in development), graduated from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos. Researcher in Medical Sciences “A” at the Health Systems Research Center of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). She collaborated in the research lines of Health Promotion and Equity in Health and Migration. Since 2004, she is a Permanent Member of the College of Professors of Biostatistics and Data Processing. Technical Secretary of this College from 2008 to 2012.

Irene M. Parada-Toro, National Institute of Public Health. Health Systems Research Center.

Surgeon (Autonomous University of Guadalajara). Master of Science in Health Systems (INSP-ESPM). Candidate for the Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology (UAEM). Researcher in Medical Sciences "C". CISS Specialist Physician. National Institute of Public Health Cuernavaca Morelos, PHD in Social Sciences and Politics (CIDHEM). Areas of interest: Health Systems, Health Economics and Economics-Politics, Health Policies. She has participated as a professor in the teaching units of the National Institute of Public Health from 1995 to date, Professor at the Autonomous University of Morelos 1989-1993. Professor at the University of Valle de México in postgraduate studies 2013 to date. Doctor at the Carlos “Arvelo Military Hospital Caracas Venezuela 1982-1983. San Rafael Psychiatric Clinic 1986 1987. Publications 29 scientific articles in magazines II, III, and IV as well as 14 chapters of National and International books 33 presentations at National and International Congresses



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Monterrubio-Flores, E. A. ., León-Roger, L., Rueda-Neria, C. M., & Parada-Toro, I. M. (2024). Sociocultural Factors: Subsequent teenage Pregnancy life roject, Morelos, Mexico. 2012-2022. Horizonte Sanitario, 23(1), 129-140.



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