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Legal issues associated with sexual activity between adults and minors in Texas: a review.
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PMID:  10434769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent research on adolescent mothers and the age of their sexual partners has stimulated discussion of whether legal action should be taken against adult men who engage in sexual intercourse with minors. A nonrandom poll that started as casual questions but extended over 6 months to 52 doctors initiated this review. It became apparent that the primary care physicians (pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine) had little, if any, understanding of some key legal facts in Texas associated with adolescent sexuality and pregnancy, especially when adult partners are involved. This article provides a legislative overview for practitioners in an attempt to clarify the law, remediate any deficiency of knowledge, and remind physicians of their role in reporting sexual abuse of minors.
P B Smith; D M Mumford; S Foreman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas medicine     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0040-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Med     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-19     Completed Date:  1999-08-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0051012     Medline TA:  Tex Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Population Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse, Sexual / legislation & jurisprudence*
Incest / legislation & jurisprudence
Informed Consent* / legislation & jurisprudence
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Rape / legislation & jurisprudence*
Sexual Behavior*

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