Pregnancy and Parenting: Psychosocial Perspectives

  • Elizabeth A. McGee
  • Laura Schiller
Part of the Clinical Perspective in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)


Parenthood comes too early to many American young people. A higher proportion of American teens become mothers than do their counterparts in other developed countries with the exception of those in Eastern Europe. Every year more than 1 million American teenagers become pregnant, most by accident. Half of those young women continue their pregnancies to term and 40% of teen mothers are under 18. The majority are not married when they become pregnant, and nearly all keep their babies.1


Teenage Pregnancy Young Mother Family Planning Service Teen Mother Adolescent Mother 
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  • Elizabeth A. McGee
  • Laura Schiller

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