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

Milnes, Kate and Horrocks, Christine (2003) Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Sexual Relationships - More Than Just Sex! In: Narrative, Memory and Health. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 85-95.

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      Abstract

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

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Additional Information: Copyright for chapters remain with individual authors at all times and permission should be sought from the author for any reproduction other than for personal use.
      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
      H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009 16:43
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:18
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5120

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