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September 24, 1955

ADVICE PRIOR TO MARRIAGE

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55 E. Washington St. Chicago.

JAMA. 1955;159(4):398. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960210164025

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  As an obstetrician and a gynecologist, I have a growing interest in better preparation for marriage among young people. Those of us who have long been in practice know of the number of couples who, finding their marriages going on the rocks, come to their doctors for help. If our young people had better instruction on the "facts of life" before they married, we would have fewer problems in marriage. The physician seldom has the two or three hours necessary to counsel premarital couples even if he were skilled in all phases of marriage. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is one of the few agencies to which a physician can refer his premarital patients for broader education for marriage. Most of the larger cities have a program of education for marriage in conjunction with other Planned Parenthood services. For their addresses, one may write the Planned

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