Contraception & Pregnancy

Contraception & Pregnancy

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by Donna Lange
     
 

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You're not a little kid anymore. As a young adult, you have important decisions to make. Your growing independence and your developing sexuality are part of the thrill and joy of being a teen-but these factors also mean you have to take responsibility for your own life. Your parents can't do it all for you. Some teenagers choose to have sex-and others wait. Some

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You're not a little kid anymore. As a young adult, you have important decisions to make. Your growing independence and your developing sexuality are part of the thrill and joy of being a teen-but these factors also mean you have to take responsibility for your own life. Your parents can't do it all for you. Some teenagers choose to have sex-and others wait. Some teens who opt for sex will also opt for contraception-but others will not. Others will get pregnant even while using contraception. Once pregnant, teens have still more difficult decisions to make about abortion, adoption, and parenthood. These are all life-changing decisions. This book will give you the facts you need to make thoughtful and informed choices in this important area of your life. At whatever level you're at right now-whether you're exploring the basic facts about sexuality, choosing whether to have sex now or wait, deciding on a form of birth control that's right for you, or needing to learn more about pregnancy and the decisions it involves-each chapter offers you the information you need in an easy-to-read package. Then it's up to you to take responsibility.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
It is almost impossible to find a young adult textbook on contraception and pregnancy that will please everyone. While this one provides accurate scientific information, the anecdotes, fictional characters, and messages will turn off most educators and readers. The text veers between condescending sentences such as “you’re not a little kid anymore,” to an analogy about how virginity is like gum; i.e. once it is used, no one wants it. The book intersperses sections and quotes from fictional teens, including one who appears to be a victim of abuse, and another who becomes pregnant and decides to raise her baby. Chapters include Male and Female Reproductive Systems, Abstinence, Contraception (Birth Control), Pregnancy Choices, First Trimester, Second and Third Trimesters, Labor and Delivery, Parenting or Adoption. The most useful sections for public health educators will likely be the straightforward subsections on natural family planning, hormonal contraception, barrier methods (such as condoms), sterilization and emergency contraception. The chapters on the male and female reproduction systems also are acceptable for those who need guidance in explaining biology. Overall, students would be far better served if the authors had stuck to science and the consequences of unplanned pregnancy rather than introducing characters that feel false, and value judgments that would be far better coming from teachers, parents or healthcare providers. It is part of the “Young Adult’s Guide to the Science of Health” series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman; Ages 13 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228050
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Guide to the Science of Health Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Contraception & Pregnancy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Same here
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