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Silence No More: A Transformative Transcendental Phenomenological Study Investigating The Experiences Of Teen Mothers Who Go To College In The Rural Southeast, Angela Rogers May 2010

Silence No More: A Transformative Transcendental Phenomenological Study Investigating The Experiences Of Teen Mothers Who Go To College In The Rural Southeast, Angela Rogers

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According to ethnographer Kristin Luker (1996) 'most poignantly, in the vast majority of cases, giving birth while still a teenager is a pledge of hope, an acted-out wish that the lives of the next generation will be better than those of the current generation, that this young mother can give her child something that she never had.' Unfortunately, teen pregnancy prevention rhetoric, which often perpetuates the negative socially constructed image of teenage mothers, frequently focuses on the economic costs that teen pregnancy is reported to have. Not enough research has been devoted to the individual experiences of teen mothers, in ...