Legal and Ethical Issues in the Provision of Adolescent Reproductive Health in the United States

Katherine Fouquier
2017 Online Journal of Health ethics  
In providing comprehensive evidenced-based reproductive health care to adolescents, understanding the legal and ethical issues surrounding informed consent and confidentiality is one of the many challenges faced by care providers. Informed consent is an active process between the patient and health care provider but varying state and federal laws contribute to provider's uncertainty and ambiguity around practice policies and management options. This article describes issues surrounding legal
more » ... urrounding legal and ethical issues of informed consent and confidentiality for adolescents seeking reproductive health services.
doi:10.18785/ojhe.1301.03 fatcat:hd4upjqwwfa7bdjum4bfimxcoq