Teenage pregnancy: trends, contributing factors and the physician's role

Langille, Donald B.
May 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/22/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p1601
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of physicians in preventing the massive teenage pregnancy in the U.S. Teenage pregnancy affects the public health of teenage mothers who often been isolated and suffered mental problems. In this connection, physician groups lobby for policy initiatives aiming to change the sexual risk behavior of these teenagers and enlighten the youth concerning sex education. Furthermore, physicians provide sexual health information and services.


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