Care of adolescent parents and their children

Jorge L. Pinzon, Veronnie F. Jones, Margaret J. Blythe, William P. Adelman, Cora C. Breuner, David A. Levine, Arik V. Marcell, Pamela J. Murray, Rebecca F. O'Brien, Pamela C. High, Elaine Donoghue, Jill J. Fussell, Mary Margaret Gleason, Paula K. Jaudes, David M. Rubin, Elaine E. Schulte

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Teen pregnancy and parenting remain an important public health issue in the United States and the world, and many children live with their adolescent parents alone or as part of an extended family. A significant proportion of teen parents reside with their family of origin, significantly affecting the multigenerational family structure. Repeated births to teen parents are also common. This clinical report updates a previous policy statement on care of the adolescent parent and their children and addresses medical and psychosocial risks specific to this population. Challenges unique to teen parents and their children are reviewed, along with suggestions for the pediatrician on models for intervention and care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1743-e1756
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Adolescent parent
  • Teen parents
  • Teen pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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