Contextualising teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420749
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303688 | DOI:
Contextualising teenage pregnancy

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This chapter focuses on the decontextualised view of teenage pregnancy in the UK. It discusses the use of sometimes inappropriate comparisons between nations and a lack of understanding about the relationship between early conception and aspects of the British demographic, social, and economic landscape. It also discusses the relationship of sexual openness and sex education with low rates of teenage conception. This chapter also discusses teenage motherhood as a normative, and even positive, experience.

Keywords: teenage pregnancy; teenage motherhood; sex education; sexual openness; teenage conception; social and demographic changes

Chapter.  6503 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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