With teenage pregnancy at its lowest rate for more than 40 years, a Teesside University academic is challenging the popular stereotype of the teenager mother.
Dr Lisa Arai, a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Health & Social Care, said that far from being "prophets of doom" as teenage mothers are often depicted, the majority of teenage mothers enjoy motherhood and their lives do not change drastically as a result of having a baby.
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