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Teenage pregnancy, a national disaster: a significant factor in black teenage unemployment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  702604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pregnancy is an unfortunate event in the life of preteen and teenagers. Yet, it is occurring with increasing frequency among children between the ages of 12 and 16. The magnitude of this growing problem is so great it demands the assistance of all segments of society to find a solution.While it is true that pregnancy is often a social, economic, and psychological burden to the young mother, the outlook for the baby may be even more bleak. Homes and schools are not meeting the needs for rearing and training these unplanned progeny to become productive citizens. Already, some of them are entering the labor market with few, if any, marketable skills.Preventive measures seem to offer the best prospects for dealing with this human dilemma. Since the majority of the unwed teens under discussion are black, the black physician must apply his talents and resources to finding a workable solution.
Authors:
C H Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent*
African Americans*
Child
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Unemployment*
United States

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