Optional Enrichment Electives

Teen Pregnancy: Medical and Psychosocial Perspectives

First and second year students become familiar with the physiology of pregnancy, especially pregnancy during the teenage years. The student is introduced to psychosocial issues associated with teen pregnancy, including risk factors, outcomes and general epidemiology, as well as special concerns the clinician should have regarding the pregnant and parenting teen.  As part of this course, students will be given the opportunity to meet with teenage mothers and learn about their unique stories and experiences.

For further information, please contact:

Anne C. Powell, M.D.
Instructor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

Whitney.Hendrickson@umassmed.edu   UMMS
ChristineE.Foley@umassmed.edu  UMMS


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