Medicine: Teen-Agers' Doctor

The slim, blonde, pregnant 16-year-old stubbornly clung to her story. Sally insisted that she was still a virgin. Many a doctor might have exploded. But Dr. Arthur Roth, 37, knows and likes adolescents too well for that. As founder of the five-year-old Teen-Age Clinic at Kaiser Foundation Medical Center in Oakland, Calif., Roth is an expert in a new medical specialty — "ephebiatrics" — that closes the gap between specialized treatment for children and for adults. Last week, having discovered the family causes of Sally's mental block-building, he persuaded her to go to...

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