This book explores unplanned pregnancies and the steps teens can take when in this situation. The title examines birth control options, the symptoms of pregnancy, and how the decision to parent, put a child up for adoption, or abort may affect a teen's life. Features include a glossary, online resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Health, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
Unplanned Pregnancies – Booklist review
This straightforward offering features plain language and relatable scenarios while considering multiple perspectives on unplanned pregnancies. Part of the Teen Challenges series (8 titles), the text lays out options—from prevention measures to decisions about keeping or ending a pregnancy—for both girls and boys. Along the way, the no-nonsense text lampoons common myths while providing ample social context (statistics, effectiveness of various contraceptives, studies of teen pregnancy prevention programs, the impact of information campaigns, legislation, etc.). Information is current and realistic, covering apps to track menstrual cycles, possible physical and emotional repercussions, and finances (the cost of contraceptives, abortions, Csections, etc.). Helpful features include a review of essential facts, chapter notes, a glossary, and additional resources. This will be beneficial for both report writers and teens seeking guidance.