The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy

The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy

by Annette Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300057172

ISBN-13: 9780300057171

Pub. Date: 06/23/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

Teenage pregnancy is widely viewed as a significant social problem. In this path-breaking book, prominent American and British researchers in law, psychology, sociology, medicine, philosophy, and history argue that the problem is not so much teenagers who want sex too soon, but a society that offers too little help too late-too little birth-control information, too…  See more details below

Overview

Teenage pregnancy is widely viewed as a significant social problem. In this path-breaking book, prominent American and British researchers in law, psychology, sociology, medicine, philosophy, and history argue that the problem is not so much teenagers who want sex too soon, but a society that offers too little help too late-too little birth-control information, too few job opportunities, and too little reason for many low-income teenagers to stay in school and delay childbearing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300057171
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/23/1993
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Adolescent Sexuality Pregnancy, and Childbearing in the Past23
2"Children Having Children": Teenage Pregnancy and Public Policy from the Woman's Perspective46
3Teenage Pregnancy as a Social Problem: A Perspective from the United Kingdom59
4The Social Construction of Teenage Motherhood: A Black and White Issue?74
5Multiple Fractures: The Cultural Construction of Teenage Sexuality and Pregnancy101
6Procreative Choice for Adolescent Women126
7Conscious and Preconscious Motivation for Pregnancy among Female Adolescents144
8Psychological and Social Characteristics of Teenagers Who Have Children159
9Conscripting Kin: Reflections on Family, Generation, and Culture174
10When Fathers Matter/Why Fathers Matter: The Impact of Paternal Involvement on the Offspring of Adolescent Mothers189
11Adolescent and Young Adult Fathers: Problems and Solutions216
12Adolescent Pregnancy among Blacks in the United States: Why Is It a Policy issue?241
13Antecedents and Consequences: The Need for Diverse Strategies in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention257
14Sexual Politics and the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Worker in the United States284
15Adolescent Pregnancy and Public Policy301
Contributors337
Index339

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