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Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Sexual Relationships - More Than Just Sex!

By Kate Milnes and Christine Horrocks

Abstract

A great deal has been written, and said, about ‘teenage pregnancy’ and the\ud resultant status of ‘young’ motherhood. Much of this commentary takes a\ud moralistic position that seems insistent on imposing causal and consequential\ud explanations; based upon values and beliefs that are seldom subjected to\ud detailed scrutiny. This chapter relies upon recently completed research that did\ud not presume to locate ‘young’ motherhood within such problematising\ud narrative structures. Rather the emphasis was on gaining an appreciation of\ud lives: how they are lived and how they are told. Presented in this chapter is\ud what might be termed a brief encounter with Abby. The data that is presented,\ud and analysed, focuses upon her pre-adolescent and adolescent relationships.\ud The story told here is not one of early pregnancy and caring for children;\ud although these are most certainly later aspects of her life story. Rather we offer\ud an account of a vibrant young woman who enthusiastically shares her\ud experiences and interpretations of events and locations where her\ud understandings and expectations around sex and sexual relationships\ud developed

Topics: HQ, H1, BF
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:5120

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