Surviving Teenage Motherhood: Myths and Realities

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2010 - Social Science - 248 pages
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This book explores the experiences of pregnant teenagers, their partners, and midwives, from pregnancy realisation through the early years of motherhood. It examines changing attitudes to female sexuality and moral discourses on adolescent subjectivity especially as these pertain to teenage motherhood.

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Contents

Teenage Pregnancy Motherhood and Family Life
14
Introducing the Teenagers and their Significant Others
34
Through Pregnancy
75
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About the author (2010)

HELEN STAPLETON is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia. A qualified midwife, she previously worked in both public and private sectors. Her research interests, and publications, focus on motherhood and parenting cultures, sexuality and reproduction, and body image and identity. Helen is a member of various professional organisations and a former board member of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield, UK.  

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