Counseling the adolescent about pregnancy options. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Adolescence
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; *Counseling; Female; Humans; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Tests; *Pregnancy in Adolescence
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.
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Citation: Pediatrics. 1998 May;101(5):938-40. DOI 10.1542/peds.101.5.938