By Robert W. Blum (Eds.)
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Tient can be quickly and sensitively identified. Al though not all visits require such a thorough selfreported history, it has proven to be a useful tool for use on a periodic basis in our clinics. III. II. METHODOLOGY The development of physical examination (Fig. 2) and self-report health history forms were based upon a content analysis of 16 similar forms and in terview formats used in adolescent clinics throughout the country. Results of the content analysis will be subsequently published.
Along with this right of ultimate control over their children has been the obligation of parents to protect and to guide their offspring: "Deeply rooted in our nation's history and tradition is the belief that the parental role implies a substantial measure of authority over one's children [Parham, 1979, p . " Not only is there the tradition of youth as prop erty, but an equally powerful belief that minors are incompetent to make decisions that govern their lives. Watts (1979, p. 1871-1872) comments: Traditionally minors are denied privileges and rights of adulthood on the presumption that they lack the experience, perspective and judgment to recognize and avoid choices which could be detri mental to them and that minors require protection against exploitation by those unconcerned for their welfare.
Watts (1979, p. 1871-1872) comments: Traditionally minors are denied privileges and rights of adulthood on the presumption that they lack the experience, perspective and judgment to recognize and avoid choices which could be detri mental to them and that minors require protection against exploitation by those unconcerned for their welfare. Thus, society has long restricted the free dom of children to vote and marry into legal bind ing contracts, consent to surgery, or sexual inter course and to buy firearms, alcohol, cigarettes or pornography.
Adolescent Health Care. Clinical Issues by Robert W. Blum (Eds.)