Handbook for Pregnant Teenagers
Roggow and Owens
This book looks familiar and I think we featured it on our site a while back. Since I can’t find it, I am assuming it bit the dust in one of our many website upgrades. Regardless, I think this book is worth discussing because the title “handbook” would be very appealing to patrons. Those of us of a certain age will remember that pregnancy without marriage was just about as acceptable as murder. Back in my day, there were whispers of sudden drop outs or someone visiting an “aunt” out of town. I remember very few openly pregnant girls when I was that age and I can only imagine what they suffered as students. They were mostly hustled off so they wouldn’t “infect” the remaining girls.
I really think that libraries need to have readily accessible information available on a variety of sexual health topics. Not only is it about the information, but also a friendly, non-judgmental librarian who can really offer assistance where maybe friends, parents or the Internet can’t.