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Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420749
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303688 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0008
Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations

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This book explores the representation of teenage pregnancy as a problem in UK and the ways in which policy makers, academics, and the media have responded to it. This book examines who is likely to have a baby as a teenager, the consequences of early motherhood and how teenage pregnancy is dealt with in the media. The main aim of the TPS is to reduce teenage conception rates. However, promoting opportunities for, and offering support to, young mothers is secondary. It is recommended that future policy efforts may be better placed and more effective if they are focused primarily on promoting the well-being of young mothers, and fathers as well, and their children and less on the depiction of teenage pregnancy as a problem.

Keywords: teenage pregnancy; teenage pregnancy problem; media; early motherhood; Teenage Pregnancy Strategy; teenage conception reduction; young mothers; young fathers

Chapter.  7207 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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