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Peer and neighbourhood influences on teenage pregnancy and fertility: qualitative findings from research in English communities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16337424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Geographic variation in teenage pregnancy is attributable to social and cultural, as well as demographic, factors. In some communities and social networks early childbearing may be acceptable, or even normative. It is these places that are the focus of policy initiatives. This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study of neighbourhood and peer influences on the transition from pregnancy to fertility among 15 young mothers in three English locations. Data were also collected from nine local health workers. The findings show that, from the mothers' perspective, there was no evidence that peers influenced behaviour. However, the data did suggest that early childbearing might be normative in some communities.
Authors:
Lisa Arai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-05-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-98     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Child Health Research and Policy Unit, City University, London, UK. l.arai@city.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Induced / utilization
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Birth Rate
England
Female
Geography
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Mothers / education,  psychology
Peer Group*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence / ethnology*,  psychology
Qualitative Research
Residence Characteristics / classification*
Social Class*
Social Conformity*
Social Values / ethnology
Socioeconomic Factors

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