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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(1):11-16.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.1.11    Published online January 1, 2011.
Clinical characteristics of pregnant women planning for adoption.
Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee, Soo Ho Chung
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. hhl22@schmc.ac.kr
To determine the necessary management of pregnant women planning for adoption based on general characteristics, problems, and social and obstetric factors. METHODS: Fifty-seven pregnant women who were anticipated to have a baby adopted were recruited from the department of obstetrics and gynecology of a university hospital between February 2002 and April 2009. These differences among variables were determined using SPSS 12.OK. We calculated the correlations between the pregnant woman's age, height and weight, abortion, the newborn's weight, and social factors. RESULTS: The mean age was 24.6+/-7.3 years (range, 13 to 42 years). Women in their 20s comprised 57.9% of the participants. The cesarean section rate in unmarried mothers was statistically lower than married mothers. The repeat adoption rate was 17.5%. CONCLUSION: It is necessary to implement a team approach with the social system and obstetricians to manage pregnant women planning to adopt similar to the prenatal care available for pregnant women planning to keep their newborns.
Key Words: Adoption, Unmarried mother

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