Title

Adolescent pregnancy--current trends and issues: 1998 American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence, 1998-1999

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

2-2-1999

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adolescent; African Americans; European Continental Ancestry Group; Female; Humans; Pediatrics; Physician's Role; Pregnancy; *Pregnancy in Adolescence; Sexual Behavior; United States

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

Although the prevention of unintended adolescent pregnancy is a primary goal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and society, many adolescents continue to become pregnant. Since the last statement on adolescent pregnancy was issued by the Academy in 1989, new observations have been recorded in the literature. The purpose of this new statement is to review current trends and issues on adolescent pregnancy to update practitioners on this topic.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Pediatrics. 1999 Feb;103(2):516-20. doi: 10.1542/peds.103.2.516

Comments

Marianne Felice was chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Adolescence, 1998–1999.

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