Why teenagers have babies

Waddell, Margot (2009) Why teenagers have babies. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 12 (3). pp. 271-281. ISSN 1369-8036

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In trying to determine some of the factors which underlie teenage pregnancy, this paper offers a brief recapitulation of the nature and function of the adolescent process. It stresses the significance of the mother/baby/dyad in the light of the renewed infantile emotional states of the teenager. Special emphasis is put on the quality of early containment and on the internal world experiences of being parented as well as the external pressures of the adolescent world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 22 Oct 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent Process, Containment, Puberty, Oedipus Complex
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adolescents- Psychology
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Babies
Families > Childbirth
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
URI: https://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/904

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