This article aims to assess the prevalence of fatherhood in adolescence (FA) and associated factors in a community sample of 14 to 35 year-old men. Cross-sectional population-based study realized in the urban area of the city of Pelotas-RS, Brazil. The sample was selected by clusters, according to the city census. This sub-study only comprised sexually active men. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire in the participants’ homes. The sample was composed for 934 men. The prevalence of fatherhood in adolescence was 8% (n = 75). We verified higher prevalence of FA among those that reported paternal absence (p < 0.001), those that had lived with stepfather (p = 0.044), and among those that had sexual debut before the age of 14 (p = 0.011). Paternal absence, have lived with a stepfather, and early sexual experience are associated factors to fatherhood in adolescence.
de Oliveira, M. M. S., Branco, J. C., Souza, L. D. de M., Silva, R. A. da, Lara, D. R., Mota, D. M., & Jansen, K. (2015). Paternidade na adolescência: Prevalência e fatores associados em uma amostra comunitária de jovens. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 20(11), 3487–3494. https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-812320152011.20702014