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Adolescent pregnancy in an urban environment issues, programs, and evaluation by Janet B. Hardy

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Published by Urban Institute Press, Urban & Schwarzenberg, Distributed by University Press of America in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Lanham, MD .
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  • Teenage mothers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies,
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies,
  • Maternal health services -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies,
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Prevention -- Case studies,
  • Birth control -- Study and teaching -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Case studies

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-383) and index.

StatementJanet B. Hardy, Laurie Schwab Zabin ; with 10 contributors.
ContributionsZabin, Laurie Schwab.
LC ClassificationsHQ759.4 .H37 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 398 p. :
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1859725M
ISBN 100683038893, 0683038907
LC Control Number90012908

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An in-depth discussion of national and local statistics regarding teenage and adolescent pregnancy and the developmental issues involved opens this analysis. Problems and adverse consequences of adolescent pregnancy in an urban setting are explored using a city-wide random sample of adolescent births. A model pregnancy and parenting program and its evaluation are described in by: Get this from a library! Adolescent pregnancy in an urban environment: issues, programs, and evaluation. [Janet B Hardy; Laurie Schwab Zabin]. Purpose. The impact of pregnancy on the health and livelihood of adolescents aged 15–19 years is substantial. This study explored sociodemographic, behavioral, and environmental-level factors associated with adolescent pregnancy across five urban disadvantaged by: During the past three decades, adolescent pregnancy has become a source of increasing social, economic, and political concern in the United States. Bearing children during adolescence has profound health and social consequences for most young parents and their children (Furstenberg, Brooks-Gunn, & Morgan, ; Stevens-Simon & White,

Urban Health Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Blum is internationally recog-nized for his expertise and advocacy related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health research. He has edited two books and written more than articles, book chapters and reports. He is the former president of the Society for. Adolescent pregnancy, which is detrimental to the health of mother and child, is a common public health problem around the world. It is one of the key issues concerning the reproductive health of. Books shelved as teen-urban: The Fight by L. Divine, Hotlanta by Denene Millner, Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel C. State education officials and local school board members know that teen pregnancy is a huge problem, yet they often refuse to allow teaching to avoid it. Just eighteen states require schools to reach birth control, and only about half of American kids receive any classroom instruction in contraception before the first time they have sex.

A focus of this project is to compare and contrast teen pregnancy in an urban environment. The literature in this report will outline and demonstrate race differences in pregnancy and self-esteem, how teen pregnancy and academics are connected, the health effects of teen pregnancy and the relationship between self-esteem and teen pregnancy.   Globally, around 1 in 6 people are adolescents aged 10 to 19 years old [].Adolescent pregnancy is defined as the occurrence of pregnancy in girls aged 10–19 [].Almost one-tenth of all births are to women below 20 years old, and more than 90% of such births occur in developing countries [1, 3].The declining age at menarche and better nutrition and healthier lifestyles of younger . Social health determinants include a person’s age and the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and worship. The health determinants affect a wide range of health issues and quality-of-life outcomes and y People of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbirth is significantly higher in rural areas. These teenagers become sexually active at an early stage and without using any form of contraceptives (Mlambo, ; Makiwane )). Adolescent pregnancy affects the .