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June 2018

The Role of Pediatricians in Reproductive Health Advocacy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • 2Web and Social Media Editor, JAMA Pediatrics
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(6):509-510. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0116

Reproductive health advocacy has become more essential than ever before. Despite the United States having one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy among developed countries, general discomfort and unfamiliarity still persist among pediatricians regarding pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention as well as provision of contraception.1 That attitude must change.