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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health