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Marine Corps Order (MCO) 5000.12E W/CH 1 --MARINE CORPS POLICY ON PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD
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To revise Marine Corps policy and procedures for pregnant Marines and naval personnel (hereafter identified as servicewomen) assigned to Marine units regarding the assignment, retention, separation, prescribed standards of conduct, and medical management of normal pregnancies per references (a) through (u). This policy also pertains to Marines considering the adoption of an infant/child and single male parent Marines. For the purpose of this Order, the procedures for Active Duty (AD) personnel are the same for Active Reservist (AR).

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