Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 8th, 1999
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it reviewed 50 studies on the subject and urged physicians in a policy statement to "encourage adolescents to postpone early coital activity and promote abstinence."
"Pediatricians also should help ensure that adolescents who are sexually active have knowledge of and access to contraception," said the statement, which was published in the group's journal Pediatrics.
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