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The Jurisprudence of Teen Pregnancy

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0049
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter attempts to use some of the same perspectives on adolescence that inform modern theories of juvenile justice to evaluate policies toward teen pregnancy. The concerns that provoke special ... More


“Carrying a Stigma”: Communities and Teen Sexuality

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Communities are the outer circle of the social worlds interviewees described when talking about norms and social control around teen sex and teen pregnancy. Families, peers, and schools are embedded ... More


Crisis Pregnancy and the Colonization of the Clinic

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

in Homeland Maternity: US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042355
eISBN:
9780252051197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042355.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores how rhetorics of crisis have reshaped contemporary reproductive politics. First, it examines the significance of crisis teen pregnancy narratives in popular media (e.g., Juno, ... More


Primary Prevention of Pregnancy: Effective School-Based Programs

Mary Beth Harris

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370577
eISBN:
9780199893386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370577.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores school-based pregnancy prevention practices and programs currently in use in schools across the nation. It identifies programs and program components that have been evaluated ... More


Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Melissa Schettini Kearney

in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Teen childbearing is widely considered a major social problem. This chapter focuses on program interventions, but it also includes a brief discussion of the potential impacts of relevant public ... More


The Sexual Activity and Birth-control Use of American Teenagers

B. Levine Phillip

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

A Gallup poll conducted in May 1999 found that 7 percent of those surveyed reported that youth/teen pregnancy was the most important problem facing the United States today. The concern about teen ... More


“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Sexuality Norms and Social Control at Home

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter analyzes teenagers’ perspectives on how their parents and family members convey and enforce norms about teen sex and teen pregnancy. Teens see parents as important communicators and ... More


Norms and Social Control around Teen Sexuality

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter introduces the book’s main questions: What norms about teen sexuality are being communicated to U.S. teens by their families, friends, schools, and communities? How are these norms ... More


“Scare It into Us”: School Norms and Social Control

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

School plays a complicated role in regulating teenagers’ sexuality. School is a fishbowl that contains peer interactions and social exclusion. It also represents the key institutional pathway to ... More


Coping with Sex, Drugs, and Violence

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews a few selected evaluated programs in three fields — delinquency, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy — and takes a look at programs in AIDS/HIV prevention. Many programs focus on ... More


Conclusion

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Who is winning the struggle between teens and norm enforcers over teen sex? Nobody is. Most teens are abstinent throughout much of high school, but most end up having sex before finishing high ... More


Prodigal (Non)Citizens: Teen Pregnancy and Public Health at the Border

Ruby C. Tapia

in American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653102
eISBN:
9781452946153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653102.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws upon the work of both critical-race theorists and feminist sociologists to analyze how the California Department of Health Services’ “Partnership for Responsible Parenting” ... More


Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Joy G. Dryfoos

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Children today face daunting obstacles on the path to adulthood — failing schools, dangerous streets, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy. But the good news, according to this book, is that there are many ... More


Risky Love

Ranita Ray

in Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter provides a nuanced look at the romantic and sexual relationships of Port City youth. Popular culture, media, public policy, and academic scholarship alike have pathologized the romantic ... More


Families in Transition and Families in Crisis

Clare Huntington

in Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195385762
eISBN:
9780199366965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385762.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Too often, families are unable to provide children with the strong, stable, positive relationships that are essential for individual and societal well-being. This chapter describes the substantial ... More


Implementing the New Vision, Part Two

Clare Huntington

in Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195385762
eISBN:
9780199366965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385762.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Proactively nurturing strong, stable, positive relationships is not just a lofty ideal. There are practices already in place—albeit underfunded and not uniformly adopted—that reflect the four ... More


Conclusion: Twilight Family Values

Kelly Oliver

in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161091
eISBN:
9780231530705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161091.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This concluding chapter concentrates on the final film in the Twilight Series, Twilight: Breaking Dawn (2011), a pregnancy film that draws together many of the themes presented throughout the book, ... More


Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Laury Oaks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

“Baby safe haven” laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location—such as a hospital or fire station—were established in every ... More


“The Ladies Are Warriors”: Latina Pentecostalism and Faith-Based Activism in New York City

Elizabeth D. Ríos

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the narratives of Puerto Rican Pentecostal women in ministry in New York City. They have led ministries that have sought to live and teach a holistic gospel. They have been able ... More


Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Ranita Ray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Stereotypes of economically marginalized black and brown youth focus on drugs, gangs, violence, and teen pregnancy. Common wisdom posits that targeting these “risk behaviors” is key to breaking the ... More


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