Skip to main content

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

Share |

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.

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.