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To the Editor: Dr Elders and Ms
Albert1 highlight the extreme societal neglect regarding
adolescent pregnancy and sexual abuse.1 The terms
adolescent pregnancy and teen pregnancy should be
abandoned and replaced with juvenile pregnancy, childhood
pregnancy, and statutory rape in all research and
statistics. Grouping children with young adults merely obfuscates this
Kempen PM. Sexual Abuse and Adolescent Pregnancy. JAMA. 1999;281(6):511–513. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-6-jac80022
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