Young, Poor, and Pregnant: The Psychology of Teenage Motherhood

In this book, an expert on adolescent pregnancy discusses how psychological pressures of adolescence interact with the problems of poverty to create a situation in which early sexuality, pregnancy, and childbearing seem almost inevitable. Drawing on her experience as founding director of one of the nation`s largest and most successful programs for teenage mothers, Judith Musick recommends strategies for intervention programs that will help promote the developmental, psychological, and environmental conditions necessary for teenage mothers to change their lives.