Young, Poor, and Pregnant by Dr. Judith S. Musick
The Psychology of Teenage Motherhood

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Discusses how psychological pressures of adolescence interact with the problems of being poor to create a situation in which early sexuality, pregnancy and childbearing seem almost inevitable. Musick also looks at what is required to improve the life chances of teenage mothers and their children.
 

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Published September 10, 1993 by Yale University Press. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Drawing from the diaries of teenage mothers, psychologist Musick explains how societal pressures and poverty contribute to early pregnancy.

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No social, economic or educational intervention can prevent teen pregnancy unless the possibility of a better life is rooted in their psychology and their dreams, suggests Musick in this definitive study.

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