Adolescent pregnancy--current trends and issues: 1998 American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence, 1998-1999
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; African Americans; European Continental Ancestry Group; Female; Humans; Pediatrics; Physician's Role; Pregnancy; *Pregnancy in Adolescence; Sexual Behavior; United States
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.
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Citation: Pediatrics. 1999 Feb;103(2):516-20. doi: 10.1542/peds.103.2.516