Counseling the adolescent about pregnancy options

S. K. Schonberg, J. M. Sanders, R. K. Beach, R. R. Brookman, R. R. Brown, J. W. Greene, E. McAnarney, P. Goldstein, G. Comerci, M. A.B. Schafer

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Abstract

Sexuality is part of adolescent development, but some of its consequences, including premature sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, have emerged as major health concerns for pediatricians. One million adolescent girls are estimated to become pregnant annually, and one third of these pregnancies end in abortion. The frequency with which pediatricians may encounter issues of pregnancy and abortion is high, and the reality of having to deal with these problems must be appreciated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume83
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Schonberg, S. K., Sanders, J. M., Beach, R. K., Brookman, R. R., Brown, R. R., Greene, J. W., McAnarney, E., Goldstein, P., Comerci, G., & Schafer, M. A. B. (1989). Counseling the adolescent about pregnancy options. Pediatrics, 83(1), 135-137.