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The debate of teenage pregnancy and parenthood continues to be a topical media and political issue, and a contested policy area. Covering the controversial issues, this book contributes to the debate, filling the gap in the current market. The strong chapter selection looks at areas such as: * education * social policy and welfare reforms in the UK and US * issues for young fathers * child sex abuse * girls with emotional and behavioural difficulties. This is invaluable reading for those working on government strategies to reduce teen pregnancies and those working in sex education and youth care.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415346269
ISBN-10: 0415346266
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Helen Holgate

Helen S. Holgate is a sexual health counsellor, trainer and registered nurse with considerable experience of working with people of all ages in relation to sexual health, including young people, who are in need of information and counselling about pregnancy and related issues. Her PhD thesis provided a discourse analysis of the contexts and experiences of young mothers. Roy Evans is a Professor of Education, Brunel University. He has been actively involved in research and publications in the general area of children and young people 'at risk', including young deaf children's education, drug education, inclusive education, early childhood education, specific learning difficulties and autism, for more than 35 years. Francis K. O. Yuen is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. He has published in the areas of family health social work practice, programme evaluation and grant writing, diversity, and disability.