ERIC Number: ED040548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Pregnant Teen-Ager: A Medical, Educational, and Social Analysis.
Osofsky, Howard J.
Concerned with teen-aged pregnancy, the text includes discussions of premarital pregnancy, the pregnant teen as a member of the poor, as nonwhite, and as a teen-ager, obstetrical concepts, pregnancy results, factors which influence medical prognosis, and solutions to minimize medical risk. Additional areas of concern are a research review and a review of the validity and bias of social services, hospitals and clinics, voluntary agencies and homes, the community itself, and the attitudes of the community. The emotional problems of the school system and exclusion from the system are described along with a review of the educational backgrounds of pregnant students, education needs, and the Y-MED program. The problems of sex education and contraception availability and the results of insufficient instruction are examined as are the following concerns on abortion: laws, historical perspective, prohibitions, women's rights, and the punitive effects of legislation on the poor concerning abortion. (JM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Educational Problems, Illegitimate Births, Medical Evaluation, Pregnancy, Sex Education, Social Problems, Unwed Mothers
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62703 ($6.75)
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