Teenage Pregnancy can Have Positive Effect on Youths' Lives

by VR Sreeraman on  February 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
 Teenage Pregnancy can Have Positive Effect on Youths' Lives
Teenage pregnancy can have a positive effect on the lives of young people, according to the authors of a new study.
Advertisement

In the book, Teenage Parenthood: What's The Problem?, authors argue that it is not necessary that teenage pregnancy is the result of ignorance about contraception or low expectations.

Advertisement
Authors say majority of teenage mums they interviewed for the study were more motivated to succeed at school or work because they wanted to provide for their families.

Dr Claire Alexander of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) said teenage mothers were often stereotyped as "dysfunctional and immoral", reports The Daily Express.

She said: "In contrast to the ignorance, fecklessness and hazardous consequences reiterated in policy and media, our research makes it clear that young parenthood can make sense and be valued and can even provide an impetus for teenage mothers and fathers to strive to provide a better life for their children."

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Trimester of pregnancy Pregnancy and Exercise Home Pregnancy Test Pregnancy Psychological Changes In Pregnancy Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Breech Presentation and Delivery Air travel: To fly or not to fly Pregnancy and Antenatal Care AIDS and Pregnancy 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive