Teen Pregnancy

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues that concern you series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, ...

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Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues that concern you series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737744989
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Series: Issues That Concern You Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 850,271
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Teen Pregnancy Is Increasing Eloise Quintanilla Uri Friedman 9

2 Teen Pregnancy Is Harmful to Society: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Unplanned Pregnancy 15

3 The Difficulties Associated with Teen Pregnancy Also Affect Mothers in Their Twenties Kelleen Kaye 20

4 Poverty Is the Key Factor in Teen Pregnancy Jonathan Zimmerman 26

5 Celebrity Pregnancies Encourage Teen Pregnancy Nancy Redd 32

6 Evangelical Teens Are More Likely to Become Pregnant Margaret Talbot 40

7 Evangelical Teens Are Not More Likely to Become Pregnant Michael Gerson 47

8 Positive Male Role Models for Boys Will DecreaseTeen Pregnancy Bob Ray Sanders 52

9 Adult Men Cause Most Teen Pregnancies Hayley Graham 58

10 Adult Men Should Be Prosecuted for ImpregnatingUnderage Girls Tim Potter 63

11 Contraceptive-Based Sex Education ReducesTeen Pregnancy Amy Schalet 70

12 Contraceptive-Based Sex Education Is IneffectiveFor Intentional Teen Pregnancies Daniel P. Moloney 76

13 Abstinence-Based Sex Education Is Ineffective andHarmful to Teens Jeff Stryker 82

14 Parental Consent Should Be Required for Abortions by Minors: Yes on 4-Sarah's Law 90

15 Parental Consent Should Not Be Required forAbortions by Minors Lauren Ralph Claire Brindis 95

16 Adoption Is a Good Option for Teen Mothers Becky Orr 102

17 Teen Mothers Have the Right to Decide How to Handle Their Own Pregnancies Sondra Forsyth 108

Appendix

What You Should Know about Teen Pregnancy 117

What You Should Do about Teen Pregnancy 121

Organizational to Contact 124

Bibliography 130

Index 133

Picture Credits 138

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