HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians may receive Category 1 credits for the Physician's Recognition Award by reading the articles in this issue of PEDIATRIC ANNALS and successfully answering the quiz at the end of the issue. Thousands of pediatricians have taken part in this program so far, jointly administered by PEDIATRIC ANNALS and Lenox Hill Hospital of New York. Complete instructions are given on page 79.
To assist the pediatrician in studying the material in this issue, a self-assessment Pre-Test is offered below, so that the reader may challenge himself on his present knowledge of the subject before reading further. To qualify for Category 1 CME credits, it will be necessary to read carefully each of the articles that follow, successfully complete the CME quiz at the end of the issue, and return the quiz to the CME center for scoring.
As an organization accredited for continuing medical education, the Lenox Hill Hospital of New York designates this continuing medical education activity as meeting the criteria for three credit hours in Category 1 for Educational Materials for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association, provided it has been completed according to instructions.
1. Adolescent girls who give birth within 24 months of their menarche are more likely to have a _____baby than 19-year-old adolescents.
C. Mentally retarded.
2. Babies bom Io mothers who are less than 1 5 years of age have been shown to be at an Intellectual disadvantage when compared with infants born to older mothers. The reason for this
A. Is the low academic achievement of the mother.
B. Lies in socbeconomic disadvantages associated with early pregnancy.
C. Is the increased incidence of low-birth-weight infants born to mothers in this age group.
D. Has not been causally determined.
3. The most likely explanation for the large number of pre-term deliveries in very young mothers (in the Rochester, N.Y., study) is
A. Mothers' desire to prevent cephalopelvic disproportion.
B. Amnbtic-fluid infections.
C. Biologic immaturity.
D. Use of cocaine.
4. Which method of contraception has been associated with each of the following?
D. Genesis 38.
The educational objective of this continuing medical education offering on adolescent pregnancy is to acquaint pediatricians with the problems associated with pregnancy and childbearing when the mother is a teenager - i.e., a pediatrie patient. Wien reading is completed, the physician should be aware of special risks inherent in pregnancy under certain conditions at certain adolescent ages, know how to prevent nutritional deficiencies that could injure both mother and fetus, recognize special problems that infants born to adolescent mothers may have, and be able to advise adolescents on effective ways of avoiding pregnancies until the adolescent girl and boy are ready for parenthood.