Title

Counseling the adolescent about pregnancy options. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Adolescence

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

5-23-1998

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adolescent; *Counseling; Female; Humans; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Tests; *Pregnancy in Adolescence

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

When consulted by a pregnant adolescent, pediatricians should be able to make a timely diagnosis and to help the adolescent understand her options and act on her decision to continue or terminate her pregnancy. Pediatricians may not impose their values on the decision-making process and should be prepared to support the adolescent in her decision or refer her to a physician who can.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Pediatrics. 1998 May;101(5):938-40. DOI 10.1542/peds.101.5.938

Comments

Marianne Felice was chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Adolescence, 1997-1998.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9565431