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Teenage pregnancyThe making and unmaking of a problem$
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Lisa Arai

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420749

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001

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Contextualising teenage pregnancy

Contextualising teenage pregnancy

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(p.90) (p.91) Six Contextualising teenage pregnancy
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Teenage pregnancy
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Lisa Arai

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the decontextualised view of teenage pregnancy in the UK. It discusses the use of sometimes inappropriate comparisons between nations and a lack of understanding about the relationship between early conception and aspects of the British demographic, social, and economic landscape. It also discusses the relationship of sexual openness and sex education with low rates of teenage conception. This chapter also discusses teenage motherhood as a normative, and even positive, experience.

Keywords:   teenage pregnancy, teenage motherhood, sex education, sexual openness, teenage conception, social and demographic changes

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