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February 10, 1999

Sexual Abuse and Adolescent Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(6):511-513. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-6-jac80022

To the Editor: Dr Elders and Ms Albert1 pointed out the alarming rate of abuse among pregnant 15-year-olds, usually by predatory older boyfriends. A few predators, however, include older blood relatives of the girls, including uncles, fathers, grandfathers, and brothers.2

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