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By Patricia Meyer Spacks (auth.), Max Sugar M.D. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401159246

ISBN-13: 9789401159241

ISBN-10: 9401159262

ISBN-13: 9789401159265

The definition of the dangers of adolescent childbearing has bought massive investigative consciousness over the last decade. we've got progressively moved clear of simplistically learning younger maternal age because the sole determinant of biologie and psychosocial end result, although we realize it really is one of the elements which warrant attention. We now realize that if young people obtain enough and constant pre­ natal care, they and their babies may still do approximately as weIl as grownup girls and their babies of comparable backgrounds. therefore, the foremost morbidities for adolescent moms, adolescent fathers, and their babies are psychosocial: loss of academic and voca­ tional futures, failed marriages, and dependence on govt relief for help. The adequacy of the parenting of adolescent dad and mom and the long term developmental and actual results in their teenagers are mostly unstudied. This e-book, edited through Dr. Max Sugar, a famous authority on youth, makes a speciality of the $64000 subject of adolescent parenthood. The authors of this well timed contribution method the subject of adolescent parenthood in a special style, using a mixture of numerous techniques: attention of fictional characters in historical past , astute and punctiliously conceptual­ ized scientific observations, stories of the literature, and their very own research. lt can be by using one of these inventive process that we will outline the real quest ions which will be addressed approximately young people as mom and dad and the result for his or her children.

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Kinch et al (1969) feIt that the majority of these youngsters are neither very disturbed nor promiscuous. The causes given for adolescent pregnancy vary from all or none of psychological, social, biological, and economic features. Most research on this is limited, faulty, or biased. Psychiatric studies are usually small, without controls, and deal with a patient population that is pregnant. Bonam (1963) theorized that pregnancy was an escape from conflict, especially with the mother, and that the patients Adolescent Decision-Making Toward Motherhood 25 had narcissistic character disorders.

Seott, W. 1956. The Heart of Mid-Lothian. New York: Dutton. (First published 1818). Copyright © 1984 by Spectrum Publications, Inc. Adolescent Parenthood, edited by Max Sugar. 2 Adolacent Decision-Making Toward Motherhood MAX SUGAR It seems useful to separate the decision-making components on the path to adolescent motherhood from the beginning of sexual activity through the postpartal period. Among the decisions involved are engaging in sexual intercourse, the use of contraception, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, early motherhood, marriage, unwed motherhood, and further pregnancies in adolescence.

If the answers are rationalizations, one must look for other motivations (conscious or unconscious) and direct the preventive programs toward the true causes fOT 35 36 Moisy Shopper nonuse. On the other hand, if these are accepted as nonrationalized true reasons, perhaps effective prevention of adolescent pregnancy might include better education and more adequate service programs. Indeed, the Alan Guttmacher Institute CI 976) takes this exact approach. In their view, improvements would foIlow by offering better sex education to teenagers.

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