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

By Catriona I. Macleod

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

Winner of the 2011 unusual booklet Award of the organization for girls in Psychology!

Why, regardless of facts on the contrary, does the narrative of the unfavourable effects of youngster being pregnant, abortion and childbearing persist? This publication argues that the negativity surrounding early replica is underpinned through a specific knowing of formative years. It lines the discovery of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the inspiration constructs among kids and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched prestige of "adolescence" inside of a colonialist discourse that equates improvement of the person with the improvement of civilisation, and the ensuing chance of degeneration that "adolescence" implies.

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

Using information collected from reviews all over the world, this publication highlights crucial concerns within the international debate referring to teenage being pregnant. it really is perfect for teachers, and scholars of future health psychology, women’s reviews, nursing and sociology, in addition to practitioners within the fields of teenage and social paintings, medication and counselling.

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