ERIC Number: ED189528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-6
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood.
Walz, Garry R.; Benjamin, Libby
Adolescent pregnancy is a problem of many dimensions. Young mothers have a greater probability of health problems during pregnancy than women of any other age group except those over age 40. Pregnancy is also the greatest single reason why females drop out of school. Federal legislation provides funds for the establishment of networks of community-based services for adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancies, pregnant adolescents, and adolescent parents. Because of the significant increase in teenage pregnancy, schools have important social and educational responsibilities to young mothers and fathers. The challenge for educators and service providers is to develop creative ways of maintaining linkages between adolescents and the schools and of encouraging students to meet the responsibilities associated with parenthood. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.