More than 1 million teenage girls in the United States become pregnant each year; nearly half give birth. Why do these young people, who are hardly more than children themselves, become parents? This volume reviews in detail the trends in and consequences of teenage sexual behavior and offers thoughtful insights on the issues of sexual initiation, contraception, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and the well-being of adolescent families. It provides a systematic assessment of the impact of various programmatic approaches, both preventive and ameliorative, in light of the growing scientific understanding of the topic.... 240 see also Surveys Dating and sexual behavior, 101, 102 Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, 287 Delay of sexual initiation, see Initiation of sexual activity Delinquency, sexual attitudes and behavior associated with, 93, 243 Delta Sigma Theta, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Risking the Future|
|Author||:||Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing,National Research Council, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1987-01-15|