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A physician's guide to adoption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3316728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The growing number of couples seeking to adopt may have outstripped the number of babies in the United States available for adoption. Although increased availability and use of abortion have resulted in fewer single women continuing their pregnancies, the increased tendency of unmarried mothers to raise rather than relinquish their children has, in particular, limited the number of babies available for adoption. Despite the unpopularity of adoption among women with unintended pregnancies, addressing this option remains an important part of pregnancy counseling. Appropriate obstetric care of women placing their babies for adoption includes acknowledgment of the loss these women experience. Knowledge of adoption resources and willingness to discuss adoption can help physicians provide better care of unintentionally pregnant as well as infertile patients.
A M Kaunitz; D A Grimes; K K Kaunitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  258     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-14     Completed Date:  1988-01-14     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3537-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
Ethics, Medical
European Continental Ancestry Group
International Cooperation
Organization and Administration
Parents / psychology
Physician's Role*
Social Change
United States

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