Guzzi, Gio
December 1998
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p385
Academic Journal
The article focuses on teen clinic and unplanned pregnancy counseling program in Canada. Apart from maintaining and promoting the sexual, reproductive and mental health of young woman, teen clinic addresses incidence of STD, access to free and low cost birth control/STD prevention supplies and incidence of unplanned pregnancy. Clients are seen on a first come first served basis depending on their medical or counseling related issues. A walk-in clinic structure makes health care accessible to teens, with minimal bureaucracy involved. Teens can access test results and general health information over the phone. Counseling appointments can be booked if that is more convenient for the clients. Teen Clinic's multi-disciplinary approach allows for quick consultation with many caregivers, including volunteer counselors, social workers, nurses and doctors. This allows for efficient and thorough problem-solving. Internal referrals can be made easily. Providing services and care for a range of interrelated issues encourages a high rate of returning clients.


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