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Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting

Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample

By Patricia L. East, Marianne E. Felice

Psychology Press – 1996 – 168 pages

Series: Research Monographs in Adolescence Series

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    978-0-8058-1470-5
    July 1st 1996

Description

Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting. More than 200 adolescent women in an ethnically diverse sample were studied prenatally and at regular 6-month intervals for 3½ years postpartum. Most of the teens were poor, unmarried, first-time mothers who resided within Southeast San Diego, a poor urban area approximately 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The purpose of this book was to offer researchers, practitioners, program directors, teachers, and graduate and medical students a better understanding of teenage pregnancy and parenthood within the following domains:

* adolescent prenatal care and postpartum maternal and infant health outcomes,

* immediate repeat pregnancy,

* adolescent mothers' parenting,

* the role of the adolescent's mother in teenage mothers' parenting, and

* the baby's father.

Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction and Background. Prenatal Care and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes. Short-Interval Repeat Pregnancy. Qualities of Adolescent Mothers' Parenting. The Role of Grandmothers in Adolescent Mothers' Parenting and Children's Outcomes. The Partners of Adolescent Mothers. Summary and Conclusions.

Name: Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Patricia L. East, Marianne E. Felice. Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting. More than 200 adolescent women in an...
Categories: Adolescent Development, Health Psychology, Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology - Adult