Living on the edge: sexual behaviour and young parenthood in rural and seaside areas

Bell, Jo, Clisby, Suzanne, Craig, Gary, Measor, Lynda, Petrie, Stephanie and Stanley, Nicky (2004) Living on the edge: sexual behaviour and young parenthood in rural and seaside areas [Report (for external body)]

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Abstract

Teenage pregnancy and parenting are issues of concern particularly in areas characterised by deprivation and social exclusion. Amongst these are a number of seaside resorts, where rates of under-18 conceptions have been higher than national averages, together with their surrounding rural areas. Researchers from the Universities of Hull, Brighton and Liverpool explored the factors that shape young people’s attitudes to,and experiences of, sexual behaviour and young parenthood in three linked seaside and rural areas. They found that, although there were many characteristics of sexual behaviour which were familiar from other research, the impact of the local context – for example the hedonistic and exploitative environment of the seaside or the isolation, difficulties in accessing services and heightened ‘visibility’ of rural areas often accentuated their difficulties.

Item Type:Report (for external body)
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L400 Social Policy
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Health and Social Policy Research Centre
ID Code:764
Deposited By:editor sass
Deposited On:19 Jul 2007
Last Modified:06 Jun 2013 16:11

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