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Options Counseling for the Pregnant Adolescent Patient
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE, 2023. "Options Counseling for the Pregnant Adolescent Patient", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 2: Reproductive Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
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Although teenage pregnancy rates have decreased over the past 30 years, many adolescents become pregnant every year. It is important for pediatricians to have the ability and the resources to make a timely pregnancy diagnosis in their adolescent patients and provide them with nonjudgmental counseling that includes the full range of pregnancy options. Counseling includes an unbiased discussion of the adolescent’s options to continue or terminate the pregnancy, supporting the adolescent in the decision-making process, and referring the adolescent to appropriate resources and services.