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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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Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations

Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations

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(p.127) Eight Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations
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Teenage pregnancy
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Lisa Arai

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0008

This book explores the representation of teenage pregnancy as a problem in UK and the ways in which policy makers, academics, and the media have responded to it. This book examines who is likely to have a baby as a teenager, the consequences of early motherhood and how teenage pregnancy is dealt with in the media. The main aim of the TPS is to reduce teenage conception rates. However, promoting opportunities for, and offering support to, young mothers is secondary. It is recommended that future policy efforts may be better placed and more effective if they are focused primarily on promoting the well-being of young mothers, and fathers as well, and their children and less on the depiction of teenage pregnancy as a problem.

Keywords:   teenage pregnancy, teenage pregnancy problem, media, early motherhood, Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, teenage conception reduction, young mothers, young fathers

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