More than 1 million teenage girls in the United States become pregnant each year; nearly half give birth. Why do these young people, who are hardly more than children themselves, become parents? The working papers for the report Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing provide additional insight into the trends in and consequences of teenage sexual behavior.
Table of Contents
|Table of Contents||v-vi|
|Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing: An Emerging Research Focus||1-6|
|1. Factors Affecting Initiation of Sexual Intercourse||7-35|
|2. Adolescent Sexual Behavior as It Relates to Other Transition Behaviors in Youth||36-55|
|3. Contraceptive Decision-Making among Adolescents||56-77|
|4. Teenage Pregnancy and Its Resolution||78-92|
|5. The Health and Medical Consequences of Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy: A Review of the Literature||93-122|
|6. Social and Economic Consequences of Teenage Childbearing||123-144|
|7. Teenage Fatherhood||145-173|
|8. The Children of Teen Childbearers||174-206|
|9. The Effects of Programs and Policies on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing||207-263|
|10. Estimates of Public Costs for Teenage Childbearing: A Review of Recent Studies and Estimates of 1985 Public Costs||264-294|
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