'Adolescence', Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat by Catriona I. Macleod

By Catriona I. Macleod

Winner of the Rhodes college Vice-Chancellor's booklet Award 2012!

Winner of the 2011 unique ebook Award of the organization for ladies in Psychology!

Why, regardless of facts on the contrary, does the narrative of the unfavorable outcomes of adlescent being pregnant, abortion and childbearing persist? This ebook argues that the negativity surrounding early replica is underpinned through a selected knowing of youth. It lines the discovery of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the thought constructs among teens and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched prestige of "adolescence" inside a colonialist discourse that equates improvement of the person with the advance of civilisation, and the resultant possibility of degeneration that "adolescence" implies.

Many vital concerns are explored, equivalent to the discovery of minor being pregnant and abortion as a social challenge; problems with race, tradition and culture with regards to teenage being pregnant; and overall healthiness merchant practices, particularly on the subject of coping with hazard. within the ultimate bankruptcy, an issue is made for a shift from the signifier "teenage being pregnant" to "unwanted pregnancy".

Using facts accrued from stories all over the world, this e-book highlights crucial concerns within the worldwide debate relating teenage being pregnant. it truly is perfect for lecturers, and scholars of health and wellbeing psychology, women’s reports, nursing and sociology, in addition to practitioners within the fields of youngster and social paintings, drugs and counselling.

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