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Childbirth and Teen Pregnancy: Research in Public Health

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If you are one of the many students interested in researching childbirth or teen pregnancy, we have some research suggestions for you.

Start with a Good Overview of the Topic

If you don’t know anything about your topic or are looking for a way to narrow it down, we recommend Credo Reference.  These aren’t articles you can use for your research paper, but they do give you an overview of the issues and may help you narrow your focus and develop a list of search terms.

Find Articles

Once you know a bit about your topic, use one of the following databases to locate scholarly articles:

Helpful Keywords

Childbirth: When talking to someone about childbirth many terms are often use to refer to this subject.  As you do you research consider using some of the following terms in your search:

  • Childbirth
  • Parturition
  • Obstetric or obstetrical
  • Midwifery
  • Labor and pregnancy
  • delivery and pregnancy
  • home birth

Teen Pregnancy: Most literature uses the term teenage pregnancy, but you can also use:

  • Teen pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in adolescence
  • Teenagers and  sexual behavior

If you need help narrowing down your search, stop by the reference desk or email the library at


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