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Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Lisa Arai

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the last decades of the 20th century, successive British governments have regarded adolescent pregnancy and childbearing as a significant public health and social problem. Youthful pregnancy was ... More


Last Lap: Work and Pregnancy

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the legal challenges that workplace pregnancy posed in the 1970s and 1980s. Debates about workplace pregnancy revived clashes about difference and equality that had vexed the ... More


Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

Amanda C. Seaman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859886
eISBN:
9780824872960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859886.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Writing Pregnancy in Low Fertility Japan analyzes the literary representations of pregnancy and childbirth by Japanese women in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century—work notable not ... More


Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and understudied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and ... More


To Protect the Lives of American Babies: The Escalation of Antiabortion Activism

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 traces the tactics of anti-abortion activists and their impact on the experience of abortion providers and patients. Already in the 1970s, towns tried to prevent the opening of abortion ... More


Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century

Brianna Theobald

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653167
eISBN:
9781469653181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653167.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This pathbreaking book documents the transformation of reproductive practices and politics on Indian reservations from the late nineteenth century to the present, integrating a localized history of ... More


New Labour, a new approach to teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The election of the New Labour government in a landslide victory in 1997 marked the end of nearly two decades of Conservative rule. The party was voted into power again in 2001. In May 2005, Labour ... More


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

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

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 ... More


Chasing Virtue, Enforcing Virtue: Social Justice and Conceptions of Risk in Pregnancy

Debra DeBruin, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Joan Liaschenko, and Mary Faith Marshall

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Judgments about risk of harm raise issues of profound moral significance. This chapter criticizes prevailing assumptions about risk management in pregnancy. While bioethicists tend to focus on ... More


Regulating Romance and Reproduction

Jocelyn Viterna

in Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199843633
eISBN:
9780199369591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843633.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Public and private spheres merged in the FMLN camps, requiring commanders to regulate guerrillas’ family lives as well as military actions. Because men significantly outnumbered women, rules ... More


Making Family: Origin Narratives and Stratified Reproduction

Sandra Patton-Imani and Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I explore lesbian mothers’ narratives of pregnancy, birth, and adoption in relation to the fertility and adoption industries. I use the stories of these mothers to explore the scaffolding of power ... More


Nutrition and Reproductive Ecology

Julie J. Lesnik

in Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056999
eISBN:
9780813053776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056999.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 reviews the interplay between nutrition and natural selection. Much of the discussion of evolution of the human diet revolves around energetic requirements because the increased demand is ... More


Right to Survival: Health, Nutrition, and Shelter

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter investigates the right to survival of a child, focusing on health, nutrition and shelter. The provision of health care services is the responsibility of the State governments. Abortion ... More


Community Schools from a Lead Agency Administrator's Perspective

Richard NegrÓn

in Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169591
eISBN:
9780197562178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169591.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

I first heard of the concept of community schools in 1987 while attending a briefing on a community assessment of the Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhood. The survey had been conducted to help ... More


‘Eliza’

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces edited extracts from Eliza's Babes: Or the Virgins-Offering (1652), a collection of poems and prose meditations, whose author can be recognised only by the name ‘Eliza’. ... More


Pregnancy and childbirth: antenatal care, birth and postnatal care

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Childbirth is an essential aspect of motherhood. This chapter therefore continues the examination of women’s relationship with medical professionals by looking into maternity provision and the ... More


Sexuality

Louise A. Jackson and Angela Bartie

in Policing youth: Britain, 1945-70

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719081781
eISBN:
9781781706459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081781.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Concerns about increases in young people’s criminality during the Second World War and into the 1960s were accompanied by similar anxieties about sexuality. Both were viewed, by the institutions ... More


Toxic Invasion

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Until recently, we thought that the placenta would protect the fetus against external hazards and that most birth defects were heritable. But a discovery made in Australia in 1940 showed that German ... More


Wholly Unfit for the Marriage Condition: and Struggles over Age of Consent Laws

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter revisits the laws documented in the first chapter and demonstrates that even though they prohibited marriage below certain ages, many children continued to marry, often extralegally. ... More


Reproduction

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

in Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199663927
eISBN:
9780191823206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction may have evolved to address the threat from parasites. There is a broad range of reproductive strategies across species. The investment of males and females in reproduction is ... More


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