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Perspective

IMAJ | volume 17

Journal 11, November 2015
pages: 665-668

Pregnancy Prevention and Termination of Pregnancy in Adolescence Facts, Ethics, Law and Politics

    Summary

    We present an overview of the current sexual behavior of adolescents in Israel, including the related social and moral issues, and compare it to that in Western countries. An important factor is the existence of liberal versus conservative views regarding the use of contraception and termination of pregnancy in these young subjects. We describe the current situation where in most cases the medical providers do not provide adequate contraceptive advice to adolescent girls, resulting ultimately in a high rate of unintended pregnancy. In our opinion, it is essential to make effective contraception more accessible to this vulnerable group.

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