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By Dr. Naomi Farber Ph.D. MSW

Univ. of South Carolina university of Social paintings, Columbia. textual content presents guidance for constructing youngster being pregnant prevention courses and useful functions for potent social paintings intervention. additionally addresses such youngster difficulties as alcohol, drug use, early intercourse and being pregnant, and the wishes of kids of youth. For social staff.

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Before examining contemporary literature, however, it is important to review the foundation of earlier and influential approaches to the study of illegitimacy. Theories of Illegitimacy 27 EARLY SOCIAL WORK TREATMENT OF ILLEGITIMACY Until the ascendancy of psychoanalytic theory in social work practice during the 1940s, little research examined in detail the causes of unmarried motherhood. Social workers' primary roles with unmarried mothers were advising them about whether or not to keep their infants and assisting the women in finding respectable employment and living situations, as described in The Family in 1902: We endeavor to find out what ought to be done in the particular case.

Probably the most important factor in whether sexually active teenagers use birth control is their age. The younger an adolescent, the less likely she or he is use contraception or to seek help in avoiding pregnancy. Even when younger teens obtain contraception, they are much less likely than older teens to use it properly and consistently. While teenagers generally are less effective at contraception than are older women, younger teens are even less so. Teenagers who go to a physician or clinic for contraception wait an average of 11 months after first having sex to do so (Zabin & Hayward, 1993).

In the rates of pregnancy among adolescents occurred in the late 1950s. However, during the subsequent decades changing social mores and a highly sexualized and individualistic youth culture resulted in many diverse groups of young women and men being vulnerable to early pregnancy and childbearing outside of marriage. What in earlier times more often led to the formation of marital families increasingly results in single-parent—usually single-mother—families with all of the associated economic, social, and psychological vulnerability experienced by both parents and children.

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