Document Detail

Teenage pregnancy, a national disaster: a significant factor in black teenage unemployment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  702604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
C H Wright
Related Documents :
2065204 - A critique of community-based primary prevention of adolescent pregnancy.
6666714 - The sentiments of love and aspirations for marriage and their association with teenage ...
9215504 - Ethnic differences in childhood and adolescent sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy.
2431924 - The health consequences of teenage fertility.
14629094 - Biological implications of bi-directional fetomaternal cell traffic: a summary of a nat...
9392714 - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: pregnant women are different.
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    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
United States

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Marijuana and the adolescent.
Next Document:  The relationship between sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation.