International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy

Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses

Editors: Cherry, Andrew, Dillon, Mary (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive examination of globally recognized values and best practice principles for studying and responding to adolescent pregnancy
  • Chapters on boys, parenting, sexual behavior, immigration, religion
  • Organized by region, identifies national and international trends and policies that affect the rate of adolescent pregnancy
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The rates are on the decline worldwide. But adolescent pregnancies still occur, placing millions of girls each year at risk for medical complications and social isolation and their babies for severe health problems-especially when prenatal care is inadequate or nonexistent.

But as the opportunity for young women and girls increases around the world, adolescent pregnancy will continue to decline. Featuring reports from countries across the developed and developing worlds, the  International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy analyzes the scope of the problem and the diversity of social and professional responses. Its biological/ecological perspective identifies factors influencing childhood pregnancy, as well as outcomes, challenges and needs of very young mothers as they differ across nations and regions. Salient comparisons are made as cultural contexts and community support vary widely and attention is paid to issues such as child marriage, LGBT concerns and the impact of religion and politics on health care, particularly access to contraception, abortion and other services. This global coverage heightens the understanding of readers involved in care, education and prevention programs and otherwise concerned with the psychosocial development, reproductive health and general well-being of girls. Included in the Handbook:

  • Biological influences of adolescent pregnancy.
  • Adolescent maternal health and childbearing.
  • Adolescent pregnancy and mental health.
  • International perspectives on adolescent fathers.
  • Adolescent pregnancy as a feminist issue.
  • Adolescent pregnancy as a social problem.
  • Plus viewpoints from more than thirty countries.

As a unique source of up-to-date findings and clear-headed analysis, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy is a go-to reference for practitioners and researchers in maternal and child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine and global health.

About the authors

Dr. Andrew L. Cherry, Jr., DSW, ACSW is the Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health at the University of Oklahoma, School of Social Work. He has worked in the helping professions since receiving his BS degree from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama, in 1969. While working as a child welfare worker in Alabama he became interested in the growing phenomena of teenage pregnancy. He received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1974 and worked as a psychiatric social worker at Bryce Hospital, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He received his doctorate from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1986. Over his academic career, he has published numerous professional articles and books and presented papers at numerous professional conferences where he explored international issues such as adolescent pregnancy from a mental health perspective. This is his second edited book on international adolescent pregnancy. The first book was published in 2001. Dr. Cherry and Dr. Dillon collaborated on both books.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • An International Perspective on Adolescent Pregnancy

    Dillon, Mary E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Biological Determinants and Influences Affecting Adolescent Pregnancy

    Cherry, Andrew L.

    Pages 39-53

  • Adolescent Pregnancy: Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Baltag, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Mental Health

    Dillon, Mary E.

    Pages 79-102

  • Pregnancy, Marriage, and Fatherhood in Adolescents: A Critical Review of the Literature

    Lyra, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 103-128

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8025-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy
Book Subtitle
Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses
Editors
  • Andrew Cherry
  • Mary Dillon
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-8026-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-8026-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8025-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7975-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 712
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations
Topics