eBook Teen Pregnancy, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Issues That Concern You
  • Heidi Williams
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0737750456
  • ISBN-13: 9780737750454
  • DDC: 306.8743
  • 138 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

Moreover, Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view. Backmatter offers facts and "self-help" style advice to young people grappling with the issues.

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Issues That Concern You

Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students’ lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today’s middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

Moreover, Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view. Backmatter offers facts and "self-help" style advice to young people grappling with the issues.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-color photographs, intriguing illustrations, visual timelines, and fascinating sidebars and fact boxes complement the text and hold reader interest, while ancillary materials such as bibliographies and a subject index help users target their research
  • Includes facts taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue, and guidance for students to aid them in addressing the issue in their own lives.
  • A bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Reviews

"This volume in the Issues that Concern You series opens with the group of girls from Massachusetts whose notorious "pregnancy pact" made news in 2008. Bristol Palin is another of the teenage mothers who is familiar trope in many of the articles taken from newspapers and general interest magazines ranging from "The Washington Post" to "CosmoGirl!". Given that the teen birth rate in the U.S. is double that of any other industrialized nation, and that pregnancy among girls 15 to 17 increased by 3 percent 2005 to 2006 alone, teen pregnancy is a reality for most school communities. This collection of articles provides excellent fodder for students in health education courses or working on social issues projects. Each essay includes full original publication information, and the text is chunked into subheadings that make the articles accessible. There is a mix of research and commentary. There are dismal statistics throughout. There is discussion of adoption as an option for unwed teens, and first-person narratives from two girls. The introduction advances that whatever their side of the political spectrum, ideologues agree that teen pregnancy is undesirable. That absolute sharply contradicts the demonstrated feelings of the young mothers themselves. The range of perspectives also includes descriptions of the feelings of validation and purpose these young women experience from child-rearing, as well as the sense of accomplishment, unconditional love and purpose in their lives that a baby can engender. The validation of that relationship makes the book unique.Teen Pregnancy features an appendix with quick demographic facts in bullet format. There is a bibliography of books and periodicals, organizational contact information including websites, and an index. Recommended for school libraries."--Reference Unbound, April 2010

— Wendy Stephens