Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Childbearing

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SAGE, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 133 pages
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The topic of adolescent pregnancy and childbearing encompasses issues related to sexual activity, development and parenting, each with its own consequences. This volume integrates these issues by examining research from diverse perspectives: the authors discuss the biological, sociocultural and interpersonal forces that impinge on adolescents.

The volume focuses on patterns of sexual activity, contraceptive use, abortion, single-parenthood, adolescent relationships, prenatal care and interventions to prevent unwanted adolescent pregnancies.

 

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Contents

Adolescent Pregnancy in the United States
8
Age of Sexual Onset
27
Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use
54
Its Consequences and Management
77
Interventions
88
Conclusion
115
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Page 126 - Zabin, LS (1984). The association between smoking and sexual behavior among teens in US contraceptive clinics. American Journal of Public Health, 74, 261-263.
Page 124 - The influence of client-provider relationships on teenage women's subsequent use of contraception.
Page 127 - MR (1992). Dependency in urban black families following the birth of an adolescent's child.
Page 124 - JF, & Udry, JR (1984). Mothers' influence on the sexual behavior of their teenage children. Journal of Marriage and the Family. 46. 477-485. Newcomer, SF, & Udry, JR (1985). Parent-child communication and adolescent sexual behavior. Family Planning Perspectives.

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About the author (1993)

Zabin is Associate Professor in the Department of Population Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.