Teen Pregnancy and Urban Youth: Competing Truths, Complacency, and Perceptions of the Problem

Gallup-Black, A. & Weitzman, B.C.
Journal of Adolescent Health , 34:5, pp.366-375.

Purpose: To compare and contrast perceptions of community leaders, adults, and youth about the extent of the teen pregnancy problem in five American cities: Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Richmond.

Conclusions: Although few leaders see teen pregnancy as a pressing problem, adults remain deeply concerned, and youth indicate that the problem is prevalent and accepted.

Wagner Faculty