Pregnant! What Can I Do?: A Guide for Teenagers

Pregnant! What Can I Do?: A Guide for Teenagers

by Tania Heller, Tania Heller


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Each year in the United States, just under a million teenage girls become pregnant. Approximately three-quarters of these pregnancies are unintended, and more than a quarter of them end in abortion. A small percentage of teen parents choose adoption. This work serves as a guide for the pregnant teenager in getting help, making the right choices, and building a better future. It provides in-depth discussion of the three choices—adoption, parenting, and abortion—available to pregnant teenagers and presents interviews with teens who chose each of these options. This work also provides information for teenage girls about discovering that they are pregnant, the thought processes and reactions they may have, what they can do, where they can go for help, what they can do to take control of their situation, the role of their child’s father, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. A listing of numerous resources for pregnant teens is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786411696
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2002
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tania Heller, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the medical director of the Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity in Bethesda, Maryland She is the author of four other books.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1 What’s the problem? 5

2 How could it happen to me? 10

3 Taking control 15

4 Parrenting 22

5 Adoption 44

6 What to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery 60

7 Abortion 73

8 Don’t forget the fathers! 88

9 Prevention and contraception 95

10 Sexually transmitted diseases 114

11 Conclusion 124

Appendix A: Pregnancy Action Plan 127

Appendix B: Resources 131

References 137

Index 141

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