Chapter 9 - Chapter 9- Reproduction and Parenting Becoming...

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Chapter 9- Reproduction and Parenting Becoming a parent Fertility Controlling Fertility Infertility Adoption Parenthood Parenting Styles 1. Becoming a parent a. Costs and benefits i. Costs 1. Economic 2. Time, energy, and emotions 3. Lifestyle disruptions 4. Child-Free option-decision not to have children a. Reasons: career, marital, personal fulfillment b. Reasons: perceptions of ability to parent ii. Benefits 1. Adult status 2. Emotional benefits 3. Fun and enjoyment 2. Fertility a. Fertility rate- number of births annually per 1000 women of childbearing age (15- 44yrs.) b. Total fertility rate-average number of children women would have over lifetime if current birth rates stayed the same p.288
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c. Delayed parenting- having first baby at age 30 or older i. Reasons: marrying later, women in labor force, contraceptives 3. Controlling Fertility a. Contraception- mechanisms for preventing fertilization 1. illegal in US until 1980s ii. almost half of 6.3 million pregnancies in US are unintended
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HDFS 1300 taught by Professor Wolters during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 9 - Chapter 9- Reproduction and Parenting Becoming...

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