Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures

Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures

Devi Akella (Albany State University, USA)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 349
ISBN13: 9781522561088|ISBN10: 1522561080|EISBN13: 9781522561095|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6108-8

Description

Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherhood and suggesting relevant preventive strategies and interventions can help break the cycle of poverty, poor education, and risky behaviors that can lead to health and child welfare issues.

Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures is an essential reference source that discusses the causes and factors responsible for early motherhood, as well as the mental and psychological outlooks of teen mothers. Featuring research on topics such as minority populations, family dynamics, and sex education, this book is ideally designed for healthcare students, medical professionals, practitioners, nurses, and counselors seeking coverage on the issues, reasons, and outcomes of teenage pregnancy, as well as preventive strategies to combat teenage motherhood.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Countries
  • Family Dynamics
  • Health Services
  • Human Rights
  • Minority Populations
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Sex Education
  • Social Media
  • Sociocultural Diversity
  • Stigmatization

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Devi Akella is a full professor of management at College of Business, Albany State University, GA where she teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Akella completed her PhD in 2001 and MBA in 1997 from University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests consist of learning organizations, critical managements studies, experiential learning and teenage pregnancy.