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Vol. 15 - Num. 60

Special Articles

Pregnancy and labor in the movies (II): history of pregnancy in adolescents

Javier González de Diosa, Patricio José Ruiz Lázarob, Carmen Martínez Gonzálezc

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital General Universitario de Alicante. Departamento de Pediatría. Universidad Miguel Hernández. ISABIAL-Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de Alicante. Alicante. España.
bPediatra. Consulta Joven “Espacio 12-20”. CS Manuel Merino. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS Villablanca. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J González. E-mail:

Reference of this article: González de Dios J, Ruiz Lázaro PJ, Martínez González C. Pregnancy and labor in the movies (II): history of pregnancy in adolescents. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:377-91.

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Teenage pregnancies are described as early pregnancy, before these women have reached the legal age and are in a situation of dependence on family of origin. Pregnancy in adolescent girls is a serious and prevalent socio-medical problem.

For all these reasons and more, the teen pregnancy becomes a "sacred" medical consultation: that is, a medical advice that deserves a friendly, warm, dignified, empathetic, respectful and serene communication with the patient and involve a style of practice that makes fluid the present and future doctor-patient relationship.

In this article we invite you to live the emotions and thoughts of motherhood and pregnancy in 16 pregnant adolescents, 16 stories between cinema and reality. Because in "sacred" medical consultation about pregnancy in adolescent, we also believe that it is useful to prescribe movies, at least for the professionals. It helps us better understand the complexity of this hard situation in this complex stage of life. We dare to advise our "top five" films (in chronological order): A Taste of Honey, Palindromos, Juno, Precious and Blog.


Adolescent Childbirth Maternity Motion pictures as a topic Physician-patient relationship Pregnancy Social context



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