EDITORIAL COMMENT


In the preceding article, Elizabeth Graham comments, “we are aware that the combined efforts of two professions in establishing a group modality for pregnant teens, nurse-midwifery and social work are not unique in the field of maternal and child health … we, however, see our program as somewhat novel in that we have attempted to include in the group experience other important people in the young pregnant woman's life … we wanted to get away from the textbook view of pregnancy and conception as the sperm meets the egg and augment this to the human dimension of man meets woman.”

Mildred Abbott in this article describes another novel aspect of the Young Parents' Group which has added an important dimension to the experiential group process. In addition to interacting with a nurse-midwife, a social worker and peers, the adolescents have a chance to meet and “rap” with medical students.

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