When children have children: The teen pregnancy predicament

D. M. Carter, M. E. Felice, J. Rosoff, L. S. Zabin, P. L. Beilenson, A. L. Dannenberg

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Abstract

Despite developments in contraceptive technology and changes in societal norms, adolescent pregnancy remains a key issue for politicians, social scientists, health care providers, and educators. The adolescent's access to contraception and abortion services continues to spark legal debate. The implications of research call for the development of innovative programs to address larger issues, such as poverty and limited access to health care, in the management and prevention of adolescent pregnancies. Clinical interventions, such as school-linked clinics to provide contraception and prenatal care programs to reduce perinatal morbidity, have varied in their approaches and their subsequent success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of preventive medicine
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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