Ignacio Melo : pregnant adolescents

Using his experience of specific psychiatric consultation for adolescents at the Geneva Maternity Hospital, the author offers some thoughts on pregnancy in adolescence, the psychical transformations that it conditions, and the work around the proposal that the pregnancy be terminated. The place of the girl’s parents and that of the adolescent father are also treated. The desire for a child in adolescence is treated with reference to the girl’s history and her future.