Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures, 1st Edition

  • Devi Akella
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  • ISBN-10: 1522561099
  • ISBN-13: 9781522561095
  • DDC: 306.874
  • 349 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherhood and suggesting relevant preventive strategies and interventions can help break the cycle of poverty, poor education, and risky behaviors that can lead to health and child welfare issues. This title is an essential reference source that discusses the causes and factors responsible for early motherhood, as well as the mental and psychological outlooks of teen mothers. Featuring research on topics such as minority populations, family dynamics, and sex education, this book is ideally designed for healthcare students, medical professionals, practitioners, nurses, and counselors seeking coverage on the issues, reasons, and outcomes of teenage pregnancy, as well as preventive strategies to combat teenage motherhood.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human Services and Public Health (AHSPH) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Teenage Pregnancy: Theoretical and Methodological Issues.
2: Teenage Pregnancy: From Research and Theory to Practice.
3: A Methodological Consideration and Methodological Design Suitable to Examine Teenage Pregnancy.
4: Causes of Teenage Pregnancy: Social, Cultural, and Technological Factors.
5: Causes and Factors Responsible for Teenage Pregnancy.
6: Psychosocial and Cultural Contributing Factors of Teen Pregnancy in North America.
7: From Early Marriage to Adolescent Pregnancy in Turkey: A Review Study in Socio-Cultural Context.
8: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention in China.
9: Understanding Teenage Pregnancy in the South African Context.
10: At the Mercy of Facebook: A Meta-Analysis on Impact of Social Networking Sites, Teen Brain on Teenage Pregnancies.
11: Technology and Teenage Pregnancy: The Role of Technology as Double-Edged Sword.
12: Teenage Pregnancy Preventive Strategies.
13: Preventing Teen Pregnancy at Pre-Adolescence.
14: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Minority Populations: Risk and Protective Factors.
15: Utilizing the Socio-Ecologic Model as a Framework for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy.
16: Situating Foucault in Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Measures.
17: Teenage Pregnancy: An Alternative Perspective.
18: E Hine: Young Māori Women’s Journeys Through Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood.
19: Bringing Culture Back In: Deconstructing Teenage Pregnancy.
20: Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.