CHALLENGES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE OF ADOLESCENTS IN SLOVENIA

  • Bojana Pinter Ginekološka klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Šlajmerjeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Cvetka Skušek-Fakin Zdravstveni dom Trbovlje, Rudarska cesta 12, 1420 Trbovlje
  • Danilo Maurič Zdravstveni dom dr. Adolfa Drolca Maribor, Vošnjakova ul. 2-4, 2000 Maribor
Keywords: sexuality, contraception, sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, double protection

Abstract

Background: Slovenia is one of the most successful European countries in the prevention of adolescent pregnancy and the country with a relative early sexual engagement of adolescents. Every year new generations of adolescents are entering puberty, thus reproductive health care of adolescents should be our continuous priority.

Methods: The most important challenges in reproductive health care of adolescents in Slovenia are early sexual engagement of adolescents, low double method use at sexual intercourse and inadequate detection of sexually transmitted infections. Possible responses should be found on a micro-level of physician (recognition of a new role of physician, promotion of ABC ap- proach) and on a macro-level of society (development of national strategy of reproductive health care, introduction of systematic sexuality education in the schools).

Conclusions: Challenges in reproductive health care of adolescents are several and possible responses are integral. A response on challenges demand that every physician recognizes his/her new role and develops his/her competency. Responses on challenges will be feasible with inter- connection of physicians with other physicians and professionals and with collaboration of profession and politics.

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Published
2018-02-14
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Pinter B, Skušek-FakinC, MauričD. CHALLENGES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE OF ADOLESCENTS IN SLOVENIA. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 14Feb.2018 [cited 17Sep.2019];78. Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/2741
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