Teen-aged Pregnancy Research Proposal by Quality Writers

Teen-aged Pregnancy
This paper is a proposal to study the relationship of culture and attitudes to teen-aged pregnancies.
# 103617 | 3,095 words | 13 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper explains that, for at least a century in North America, the phenomenon of teen-aged pregnancy has been examined as social malady with its pathology in questions of low morality or education, sexual abuse, low self-esteem or other defects of the affected girl. The author points out that there is relatively little research on how a pregnancy may directly harm the teen-aged girl. The paper proposes a project of straightforward functionalism to gain possibly new insights into how this phenomenon originates and how it continues when North American girls mainly are well informed as to reproduction, birth control and the non-desirability of teen-aged pregnancy. The author underscores that some cultures regard teen-aged pregnancy as less negative than a much abhorred termination of pregnancy.

Table of Contents:
Reflection on a Timeless Issue
Review of Literature
Theoretical Considerations
Ethical Considerations
Dissemination of Findings

From the Paper:

"All persons to express interest in becoming participants in the project, or those merely wishing to ask about its nature and aims, will be assured verbally of the confidentiality of what they, or someone they know, may choose to contribute. When a person is contacted with a brief questionnaire a formal written guarantee of confidentiality will be provided that explains clearly the purposes of the research and its potential uses. The imperatives of confidentiality and explaining a sound agenda of research in terms of wanting to clarify why teenaged pregnancy occurs and attitudes towards it are obvious."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Akinbami, L.J., K.C. Schoendorf and J.L. Kiely. (2000). Risks of Preterm Births in Multi Paras Teenagers. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 154, 1101-1107.
  • Amin, R. and T. Sato. (2004). Impact of School-Based Comprehensive Programs for Pregnant Teens on their Contraceptive Use, Future Contraceptive Intervention, Desire for More Children. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 21, 39-47.
  • Barnet, B., C. Arroyo, M. Devoe, A.K. Duggan. (2004). Reduced School Dropout Rates among Adolescent Mothers receiving School-based Prenatal Care. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 158, 262-268.
  • Christopher, F.S. (1995). Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Family Relations, 44, 384-392.
  • Flanigan, C. (2001). What's Behind the Good News - the Decline of Teen Pregnancy Rates during the 1990s. Washington: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Teen-aged Pregnancy (2008, May 22) Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/teen-aged-pregnancy-103617/

MLA Format

"Teen-aged Pregnancy" 22 May 2008. Web. 28 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/teen-aged-pregnancy-103617/>