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Options Counseling for the Pregnant Adolescent Patient

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Date Published: 2017

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This article discusses the importance of pediatricians having the ability and the resources in their offices to make a timely pregnancy diagnosis in their adolescent patients and provide them with nonjudgmental pregnancy options counseling. Counseling includes an unbiased discussion of the adolescent’s legal options to either continue or terminate her pregnancy, supporting the adolescent in the decision-making process, and referring the adolescent to appropriate resources and services.

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