TITLE

Helping adolescents prevent unintended pregnancy

AUTHOR(S)
Jenkins, Renee R.; Raine, Tina
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Contemporary Pediatrics;May2000, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Encourages teenagers to use contraceptive services to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Factors which influenced contraceptive choices and options; Elements to consider; Stages of contraceptive readiness in teenagers.
ACCESSION #
3928952

 

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