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ERIC Number: ED158196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-16
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Adolescent Development and Teenage Fertility.
Cvetkovich, George; Grote, Barbara
This study considers how adolescent development is related to teenage fertility. Findings from two studies indicate that in some ways teenagers as a group differ from older individuals. The paper details some of the ways in which sexual experiences are influenced by social and emotional maturity and outlines some of the problems which result from the need to coordinate development on the levels of biology, individual differences, and social interactions. Many of these problems are more pressing during adolescence than they ever appear in later life. The author points out that human fertility decisions always demand a blend of emotion and logic. The ability to make life decisions which combine both feelings and facts develops during the adolescent years, and this characteristic must be central to all thinking about psychosocial development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Planned Parenthood Regional Conference on Adolescence (Boise, Idaho, June 16, 1977)