Medical specialties have paid little attention to the teenage stage, including Dentistry. If to this we add the teen pregnancy
trends due to economic, social or cultural circumstances, the results are young women with a high prevalence of caries, periodontal
disease and early tooth loss.
Objective: To detect teenagers at risk through different educational institutions such as churches, health centers, sports clubs,
Situation Analysis: The field study revealed a worrying number of adolescents who drop out of school or job due to pregnancy
at a young age.
Intervention Strategies: Three different levels of prevention were stablished
a) Primary prevention: measures intended to prevent teenage pregnancy.
b) Secondary prevention: measures adopted when there was evidence of an ongoing pregnancy.
c) Tertiary prevention: measures taken to promote school reinsertion and reintegration into the labor market.
Results: Teachers, doctors, dentists, obstetricians, physical therapists, neonatologists and pediatricians worked in a multi and
interdisciplinary way in order to educate and promote healthy living, and to avoid risk situations in this age group.