Surviving Teenage Motherhood

Myths and Realities

  • Helen Stapleton

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Helen Stapleton
    Pages 1-13
  3. Helen Stapleton
    Pages 14-33
  4. Helen Stapleton
    Pages 75-109
  5. Helen Stapleton
    Pages 110-136
  6. Helen Stapleton
    Pages 202-210
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-241

About this book


This book explores the experiences of pregnant teenagers, their partners, and midwives, from pregnancy realisation through the early years of motherhood. It examines changing attitudes to female sexuality and moral discourses on adolescent subjectivity especially as these pertain to teenage motherhood.


childhood female sex morality

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Stapleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic University & Mater Mothers’ HospitalsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36784-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28964-2
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