The role of caring for a pregnant adolescent can be rewarding, but it also possess unique challenges. A significant number of adolescent pregnancies are unintended and therefore providing comprehensive counseling is important even before the initiation of sexual activity. By understanding the risk factors the patient may further be provided delivery of appropriate health prevention/promotion services. It is also important for the health provider to continue to be an integral part of the life of the teenager and her child for an optimal development and growth.

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Published in Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician. Hatim A. Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 471-501.

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