Teenage Pregnancy     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links

ChildStats.gov     http://www.childstats.gov/
ChildStats.gov is the official Web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (or Forum).  The Forum is a working group of federal agencies and collects, analyses and reports data on issues related to children and families including state statistics and reports.

The Guttmacher Institute     http://www.guttmacher.org/
The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health worldwide through an interrelated program of science research, public education and policy analysis.  The database is searchable by subject.

Healthy Teen Network     http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/
This Healthy Teen Network (HTN) provides leadership, education, training information, and advocacy resources, and support to practitioners in adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention. 

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy     http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/
The mission of the National Campaign is to promote behavior and policies that reduce teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among young adults.  The site covers Campaign's activities, current news, resources and research information, offers abstracts of journal articles, as well as in-depth links on selected topics related to teen pregnancy. 

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)     http://www.noah-health.org/search/results.php?lang=1&keyword=Teenage+Pregnancy&dtype=1
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) is a bilingual health information site.  It aims to provide high quality full-text health information for underserved populations.  This link provides direct access to resources about teen pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood     http://plannedparenthood.org/
Planned Parenthood Website contains research reports about teen pregnancy.  (Look under "Health Topics" on the home page, then under "teens").  It also provides information about sexuality.

Sex, Etc.     http://www.sexetc.org/
This is a teen-produced online newsletter and Web site that answers questions from teens on love, sex, abstinence, contraception, to Aids, STDs, drugs, drinking, violence.  Links to Web sites, books and hotlines provide useful resources (see Resources).

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

Issue & Controversies @ Facts.com     http://www.2facts.com
Search for "teenage pregnancy" in this database and choose a recent document for current information.  Supplemental information is available by clicking on "Sidebars" and "Related Articles".

SIRS     http://sks.sirs.com
Search for "teenage pregnancy" and find articles, including links to statistics and a timeline of the history of the issue.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Sex instruction for teenagers

Teenage mothers

Teenage pregnancy

Teenagers--Sexual behavior

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 4 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(teenage pregnancy) [from Scholarly Journals only]
    2.  SUB(teenage pregnancy) AND SUB(fathers)
    3.  SUB(teenage pregnancy) AND SUB(prevention)
    4.  SUB(teenage pregnancy) AND SUB(race) OR (ethnicity)

Researched and evaluated by:
C. Chan, Librarian 5/2002
last update: T. Shabelnik, Librarian 12/2009

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