ERIC Number: ED131391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Fertility--Risks and Consequences. George Washington University, Department of Medical and Public Affairs Population Reports, Series J, Number 10, July 1976. Family Planning Programs.
Hunt, William B., II
Throughout the world pregnancy and childbearing are occurring at younger ages than in the past, resulting in adverse health, demographic and social consequences. Postponing first births until age 20 or later would significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, slow population growth, and contribute to improvements in the quality of life for people everywhere. This conclusion is based on an examination of the problems associated with adolescent sexuality and fertility. This report provides background to these problems, analyzes current trends, and specifically discusses the medical risks of early pregnancy, demographic and social consequences of early childbearing, delivery of family planning services, contraception and abortion for adolescents, and sex education. The report concludes with a comprehensive bibliography. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bibliographies, Birth Rate, Contraception, Family Planning, Population Growth, Pregnancy, Sex Education, Sociocultural Patterns, State of the Art Reviews, Unwed Mothers
Population Information Program, Department of Medical and Public Affairs, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2001 S. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (free)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ. Medical Center, Washington, DC.