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 statistical appendices and 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
|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 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|
|Statistical Appendix Trends in Adolescent Sexual and Fertility Behavior||353-520|
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