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Teenage pregnancyThe making and unmaking of a problem$
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Lisa Arai

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420749

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001

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Introduction: ‘Shattered lives and blighted futures’

Introduction: ‘Shattered lives and blighted futures’

(p.2) (p.3) One Introduction: ‘Shattered lives and blighted futures’
Teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

Policy Press

This book aims to consider the depiction of teenage pregnancy as a social and public health problem and to explore ways in which policy makers, academics and the media have responded to teenage pregnancy. The focus is on the late 1990s to the present. This book covers the British experience, though reference is made to other countries' experiences of teenage pregnancy. This book is divided into two parts, wherein the first part focuses on describing the background to, factors associated with, everyday representations of and policy on teenage pregnancy, and the second part focuses on the depiction of teenage pregnancy as a problem.

Keywords:   teenage pregnancy, problematisation, teenage fertility rate, British, social and public health problem

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