Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
When children become parentsWelfare state responses to teenage pregnancy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346780

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 19 August 2017

Teenage pregnancy and reproductive politics in France

Teenage pregnancy and reproductive politics in France

Chapter:
(p.115) Six Teenage pregnancy and reproductive politics in France
Source:
When children become parents
Author(s):

Corinne Nativel

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0006

This chapter provides a discussion of teenage reproductive politics in France, which is understood herein as a field encompassing public attitudes, laws and measures towards teenage sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood. The chapter shows that the low incidence of teenage motherhood in France has been achieved in the absence of any targeted policy specifically designed to prevent births to teenagers. It appears that this phenomenon has been indirectly prevented through the comprehensive social policy framework that characterises France's republican version of the conservative-corporatist welfare regime. The chapter begins with a statistical and qualitative overview of the trends in teenage pregnancy and childbearing. The second section provides a conceptual framework for understanding teenage reproductive politics. The chapter then analyses sexual health policies and the development of reproductive rights. The fourth section reviews the social protection measures available to teenage mothers. The conclusion highlights some of the limitations in the provision made available to the stable core of female teenagers who have and are most likely to continue having children.

Keywords:   France, social welfare, social policy, health policy, sexual behaviour, teenage pregnancy, adolescents

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .