American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Adolescent Pregnancy: Harmful by Omission

2005 Virtual Mentor  
The recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clinical Report, "Adolescent Pregnancy: Current Trends and Issues" [1], fails to consider the complete emotional and physical complexity that is adolescence and, as a result, advocates a clinical approach that can be harmful. To understand how to correctly address sexuality and the adolescent in the clinical setting, physicians must take a broader view than what is advocated in this flawed report.
doi:10.1001/virtualmentor.2005.7.10.oped1-0510 pmid:23256940 fatcat:kdwkztkn3jfcbeb5o4dvx6colu