1170 words - 5 pagesTeenpregnancy is a catastrophe consequence that teenagers have make just because they do not belief true love waits. What I mean by true love waits is that they are living life like if there was a limit. They believe they are in love and they start living a sexual life ignoring pregnancy and adult responsibilities that will come after pregnancy. Such as the Low-income, the responsibility that they do not have, the mature thinking they need to have and the ways to prevent pregnancy.
I understand that all babies are a blessing and in all the dilemma of pregnancy, the only victim is the baby. However, the baby did not appear by itself and that it is exactly what teens do not accept, thatVIEW DOCUMENT
703 words - 3 pagesWelsh bacc teenage pregnancy presentationSlide 1:A teenpregnancy is defined as a teenage or underage girl usually within the ages of 13-19 becoming pregnant. The term in everyday speech usually refers to women who have not yet reached legal adulthood.Slide 2:The United States has one of the highest teenpregnancy rates in the western industrialized world, 1 in 3 teenage girls under 19 years old will become pregnant, however in England and Wales we have reached a new record.VIEW DOCUMENT
1113 words - 4 pagesDid you know that the United State has the highest teenpregnancy rate in the world?. Abstaining is the only certain way to prevent teenage pregnancy. Abstaining will help our rates goes down, and stay down. Canada has the highest rate of abortions. I would much rather have higher teenpregnancy rates, than a high abortion rates. At least we are not killing the babies in the United States. Pregnancy rates rose by 1.1% to 28.2% from 2006 to 2010.
Teenagers are not physically and mentally able to be able to take a care of a kid. This is one of the reasons that’s one reason Canada abortions rates are high in number. Over 15,000 Canadian women ages 15-19 have an abortion each year. 30% ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Every year approximately one million teenage girls become pregnant
in the United States. Of theses pregnancies only 13 percent are intended.
As a result, about a third of these teens abort their pregnancies, another
14 percent lose their pregnancies to miscarriage, and the remaining 52
percent teens bear children. Of the half-a-million teens that give birth
annually, 72 percent are unmarried and 75 percent are giving birth for the
first time. More than 175,000 of these new moms are age 17 years or
younger. The teenpregnancy rate in the United States is higher than most
other industrialized countries and is ten times as high as the rate of
Japan and the Netherlands. AlthoughVIEW DOCUMENT
1391 words - 6 pagesTeenPregnancy
Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex education in schools and the addition of more federal aid for single parents are major causes for the country's high rate of teen pregnancies. When the true purpose of sex education and federal aid is to help strengthen the mother and her child so that they canVIEW DOCUMENT
1081 words - 4 pagesToday's female teenagers are in desperate need of attention from their communities, with one of the highest pregnancy rates in the United States, South Texas should implement programs for young woman to avoid becoming a statistic. Family values are declining more and more every year, and divorce rates are rising. This behavior is only conditioning children to believe this is normal, (that being, find a man, get pregnant and lose that man). Young woman need to learn that an education is the most important thing in their lives, and thenVIEW DOCUMENT
2157 words - 9 pagesTeenpregnancy is a major problem in the United States. There are significantly more teenage pregnancies in the United States than all other developing countries (Cleo & Moore, 1995). According to The Complete and Authoritative Guide: Caring for Your Teenager, out of every five women under twenty, two will become pregnant. Teenpregnancy rates have increased 23% from 1972 to 1990 (Napier, 1997) In order to come to a solution it is important to examine why teenage pregnancy is so high in the United States. When analyzing teenpregnancy, an effective way to get to the root of the problem is using the critical component of the sociological imagination. Critically, the two most prevalent waysVIEW DOCUMENT
1983 words - 8 pagespregnancy have on the people around them, and the downfalls of becoming pregnant, are the ways of teaching to our youth.
Teens in this nation today are starting to have sex at younger ages. Studies from the Journal of School Health have shown that kids as young as 12 years of age are starting to engage in sexual activity. We have shows such as “Teen Mom” and “16 and pregnant,” which show this connotation that it is ok to have babies at a young age. We are a nation that is driven by technology and we watch movies where teens are having sex, and we imitate these icons and fall into the temptation of being like everyone else. We see these actors having sex, but there are never any consequences toVIEW DOCUMENT
904 words - 4 pagesTeenPregnancy
Over the past two decades, the rates of teenpregnancy have grown dramatically. According to the Prevention of TeenPregnancy, approximately every thirty-one seconds ateenager becomes pregnant in the United States. This is unbelievable, however that is the truth that no one can deny. Many people think that teenpregnancy don't effect them unless they get pregnant or one of the family members in teenage get pregnant. However teenpregnancy really affects our communities and country. Approximately, over eighty-five percent of teenage girls who become pregnant every year do not plan their pregnancies and only fifteen percent of pregnancies are prepared. The causes of teenVIEW DOCUMENT
857 words - 3 pagesTEENPREGNANCY It costs more than money.Teenpregnancy coasted local taxpayers, hospitals and other health-care organizations more than $1.9 million last year, but health officials agree there is a much greater cost to the community as a whole.Purview hospital in 2000 collected more than $900,000 for births to 229 teen-agers. Medicaid, a tax-funded program that pays less than HMOs or other insurance for the same services, covered most of the births.A normal vaginalVIEW DOCUMENT
685 words - 3 pagesBeing a parent is very demanding and can be hard. The difficulties that come with an unplanned pregnancy in teens can have a profound effect on their life. Their physical, social, mental, and emotional health will all be affected by a sudden change in the course of their life. Teens impacted with an unplanned pregnancy will have to give up many things in order to be a parent. In addition, they will have to take on many more responsibilities that accompany pregnancy and parenthood. All in all, having an unplanned pregnancy and becoming a parent introduce many new responsibilities and difficulties.
First off, an unplanned pregnancy has physical effects on a teen. The abdominal areaVIEW DOCUMENT
2135 words - 9 pages increased interest in the effects of interventions that target the social disadvantage associated with early pregnancy and parenthood. A social disadvantage refers to social and economic difficulties such as poverty, unemployment, and discrimination, and is distributed unequally on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics such as ethnicity, socio-economic position, educational level, and place of residence. (Anand, 2006)
Being a teen parent not only affects the parent but it also affects the child. Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, andVIEW DOCUMENT
1084 words - 4 pages. There is not a clear answer as to why teens are going out and having sex at such young ages except for the fact that they are just curious or are trying to rebel. Becoming pregnant is an unanticipated consequence for most teens because they did not think it would happen to them. In reality, there are countless teen pregnancies each year. “In 2002, 757,000 pregnancies occurred among females aged 15-19” (Hedman, Larsen, Bohnenblust, 2008). The media also contributes to the blow up of teenpregnancy. There are news stories, 20/20 studies, and even shows that follow the lives of pregnant teens. T.V. shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom try teaching viewers what troubles a teen motherVIEW DOCUMENT
526 words - 2 pages and when they stay awake during the day. They don't know that they have to eat three meals a day and not spit out food they don't like. A child doesn't know that they shouldn't hit the neighbor even if they are being mean.But children of teenagers are more to be expected to have low birth weights, and to undergo the associated health problems. Pregnant teens themselves are also at greater risk of health problems, such as depressive disorders and anemia.As a teen student, I wouldn't wish a teenpregnancy on any teen. Trying to work hard, going to school, raising a baby and still having some growing up to do is not an easy task to accomplish. Dealing with a checkbook, a husband, a newborn, a job and finishing school at sixteen seems so hard. Raising a child isn't an easy thing to do. Raising a child while the parents are still in their teen years is even harder. Dealing with the day to day chores with a baby and trying to work and get an education is very stressful situation for any teen.VIEW DOCUMENT
2030 words - 8 pages1Running head: FINAL PAPER8FINAL PAPERFinal PaperBrandy BunkerHD 312A Mid-Child & Adolescent DevelopmentKristi WhiteWarner Pacific CollegeApril 8, 2014 Final PaperThe United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancies than most other countries. In my opinion, a key factor in our high teenpregnancy rates is the lack of education. I was a teen parent myself. I was living on my own at the age of sixteen, had no parental guidance, and lacked the education to protect myself and prevent pregnancy. The education system has come a longVIEW DOCUMENT
715 words - 3 pagespregnancy. Sex, sexuality, contraception and reproduction do not give teens the green light to have sex, as some parents fear (Christopher, 1999). An open, honest dialogue can prevent misinformation and unnecessary risk-taking. In developing countries, there are no specific services or programs to help teen parents. Today, students and teachers report a heavy emphasis on the fundamentals: HIV/AIDS, other STDs, reproduction, and abstinence. Nearly all students in 7th grade through 12th report learning about these basic topics in their most recent sex education class. Frequently but less commonly taught topics include dealing with the emotional consequences of having sex, getting tested for HIV/AIDSVIEW DOCUMENT
725 words - 3 pagesTeenPregnancyTeenpregnancy, it’s one of the growing problems in today’s society. Teens today have more problems than ever, and in many cases the parents mistake signs of the problems for mere puberty phase. Beginning problem, which often trigger the others, seem to be families. Deeply religious families are most often heavily strict, and that prevents the teenagers to be informed about real life and what are they getting into. When that kind of person gets in a situation where his or her peers are more experienced then them, the outcome is a pressure. During the puberty the teenagers, especially males, are having problems with controlling their needs. It is easy to getVIEW DOCUMENT
1482 words - 6 pagesTeenPregnancy
In the United States, approximately 410,000 teens between the ages of 15 - 19 gave birth in the year 2009 (“Vital Signs,” 2011). Although the teen birth rate in the United States during 1991-2009 has declined to its lowest level in the past 70 years, when compared to other developed countries lowest birth rates, the U.S. is still six to nine times higher in teen birth rates (p. 419). In 2006, over 750,000 women became pregnant; the pregnancy rate for women 15-19 years old was 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women (Kost, Henshaw, and Carlin, 2010). The live birth rate for 15-19 year old women in 2009 was 39.1 births per 1,000 females; this being the lowest rate ever recordedVIEW DOCUMENT
1604 words - 6 pages In the US, teenpregnancy rates have been decreasing in the last decade even though current rates remain twice as high as those found in other industrialized nations (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1994). In spite of decreasing rates, among African American teenagers, the pregnancy rate is particularly high. In 1996, the pregnancy rate was 178.9 per thousand among African-American females aged 15 to 19 years, compared with a pregnancy rate of 82.6 among whites (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999). Additionally, on the basis of the findings of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, it was determined that African American females (48%) aged 15 to 17 were moreVIEW DOCUMENT
534 words - 2 pagesCindy IglesiasPeriod: 71/16/12TeenPregnancy55% of Americans girls get pregnant. It is obviously wrong, and they getting themselves into. Teenpregnancy is something very serious. When teenagers decide to do or have or make love in other words, they don't protect themselves and that is why most of them gets sees pregnancy like something normal, even they have a show us what is to be a teen who is pregnant. We have to get teens to know about this theme to get them learn about it and see how bad it is.The good things about being pregnant which is almost anything, but since now a days we are having shows about teenpregnancy , is good if you are pregnantVIEW DOCUMENT
1012 words - 4 pagesTeenPregnancy
Nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teenage girls from the ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,00 give birth. In many situations the answer to keeping a relationship going is to have a good sex life. Most teen relationships are based on sex. This is one of the main reasons why teenage birth rates are so high. I am a good person to make a case for this topic because I have witnessed from a family member how difficult it is to be a teenager and also have to raise and support a child. This issue shouldn’t only matter to us teens but to our parents as well.
The babies just as well as theVIEW DOCUMENT
2403 words - 10 pages. According to Ilene Lelchuk, out of 618 California high school students, 44 engaged in some type of sexual activity during the years of 2002 – 2004. These 44 students were had sexual relations by the end of tenth grade (Lelchuk 1). Statistics from The Family Connection of St. Joseph County, Inc., stated that “56 percent of young women and 73 percent of young men today have had intercourse by age 18…” (Christensen 3). Beginning in the 1950s, there are records of teenagers having intercourse and many unwanted pregnancies.
Shocking pregnancy trends from the 1950s to present
According to Christensen and Rosen, the teen birth rate in 1957 was higher than it is today (Christensen 1). In myVIEW DOCUMENT
961 words - 4 pagesDecreasing TeenPregnancy
Decreasing teenpregnancy has been a constant battle for the United States in the past few years. America has the highest teenpregnancy rate in the western part of the world despite not being the leader in sexually active teenagers. The main problem is that here in the United States we do not educate our children enough on having safe sex. Our children end up learning on their own and eventually end up having a child from the lack of knowledge they have. They also take away from their own lives, because a child raising a child is a big task for anyone to take on.
The best way for teenagers to decrease the rate in pregnancy is to practiceVIEW DOCUMENT
2096 words - 8 pagesTeenagers have a lot of changes in their body and psychology. Teenagers want to be adults although their body develops imperfectly. At this age, they are often curious about the other gender. As a result, teenagers have sex activities for a try. One of the consequences they have to bear is pregnancy due to a lack of birth control methods. Teenage sex has become a serious problem, even though sex actually has consequences, both emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, most teenagers often do not think about sex seriously. As a matter of fact, teenpregnancy has recently increased in the United States becauseVIEW DOCUMENT
2042 words - 8 pagesTeenpregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone.
The United States has the highest rate of teenpregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant. Although teenpregnancy rates have dropped from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 41.7 births per 1,000 in 2003, pregnancy rates in the U.S. still are declining at slower rates than those in other developed nations (Block et al., 2005. para, 1).
These sobering statistics are the basis of an ongoing battle: the fight for abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education. Although proponents of both types of sex education aim to reduceVIEW DOCUMENT
2434 words - 10 pages adolescent. Adolescent childbearing has become a prominent social issue because of the broad social and economic consequences (Harvy, 1995).
Statement of the Problem
Adolescent childbearing has become a prominent social issue because of the broad social and personal consequences. Babies born to teen mothers are at increased risk of developing physical, social, and cognitive problems and deficiencies. Teenage mothers are at increased risk for pre-term labor and premature childbirth. They are also at increased risk of pregnancy complications, infant physical disability, and low birth weight. In many cases prenatal medical care is frequently delayed or inadequately delivered.
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716 words - 3 pages non-Hispanic white teenagers; Asian or Pacific Islander teens; American Indian teens; and Hispanic teens. (U.S. Teen, 1)Studies show that teenpregnancy has been declining in the last decade. However, more work must be done to prevent any unwanted pregnancy, because it's destroying the future of our young adults.VIEW DOCUMENT
1060 words - 4 pagesIn the United States since the beginng of the 1990’s until 2000’sthe teenpregnancy rate has decline tremdously. Although the U.S. has decline in teen birth it still leads all countries in teenpregnancy rate rate according to the 2013 statistics 52.1 per 1000 of female’s population age group of 15-19 (HTP,2013). Where as countries such as Canada have particually a low teenpregnancy rate where on average every 20.2 out of 1000 teens become pregnant before reaching 21. For the united states to decline in leading the nation in teenpregnancy and prevation plan needs to come interwish. The teenpregnancy prevation plan will constit of the follow topics such as Sexual education, teenVIEW DOCUMENT
1387 words - 6 pagesMany methods can be used to prevent teenage pregnancy and can decrease the birthrate significantly. Doctors and parents play a key role in teenpregnancy preventions. Since teen birthrates are rising, teens have to have access to preventions in order for it to be effective. With having permission from a guardian to engage in preventions, children can prevent themselves from becoming a parent at such a young age. Parents should properly inform their child on the subject of sex and communicate with them daily to figure out if further methods should be considered. The most common and effective type of prevention is contraceptive use. Adolescents have to learn about these contraceptives toVIEW DOCUMENT
1708 words - 7 pages 1. Although the rate of teenpregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in 1993 then they were in 1963. In 1963, the case of Abington vs. Schempp, the United States Supreme Court banned school prayer and bible reading in school. Since then our nation has experienced increasing pregnancy rates. (Bennett, 1).
2. Birth rates for unwed girls from the ages 15-19 have now increased every year since 1963. Latest 1993 figures showed 45 births per 1,000. Additionally, birth rates for girls ages 10-14 have increased 553% since the removal of religious principles fromVIEW DOCUMENT
1766 words - 7 pagesKyra Werstler
Essay Expo 3
December 10, 2013
The teenage pregnancy rate has declined at a steady rate since the 1990’s, however it still remains the highest of any developed country in the world. Every year approximately 900,000 US teens get pregnant. Even though teenpregnancy rates have dropped 8% from 2010 to 2012, the problems around the issue have only continued to grow. People disagree about the impact and seriousness of teenpregnancy and the other potential problems society has to face. However, no one can argue that teenpregnancy is good for society, so attempts must be made to continue to decrease the teenpregnancy rate.
Although teenage pregnancy has continued toVIEW DOCUMENT
1410 words - 6 pagesIntroductionOf all the many things in this universe there still remains an entity that surpasses the rest in power. This entity is the family. It has stood the tests of time as the foundation of human life on this planet. However, there are strongholds forming against the strength of the family. One "stronghold" in particular is teenpregnancy. It disrupts the balance of the family by adding stress and many other problems into the household. The research in this paper will explore the relationship of teenpregnancy and parental supervision from the household to determine if and how theyVIEW DOCUMENT
1309 words - 5 pagesHow many pregnant teens have there been? Over the years more girls are becoming teen moms. In Oklahoma teenpregnancy has become a problem. Recently Oklahoma has had a pregnancy rate of 47.5% (Tulsa World). Not only is it an issue in Oklahoma but an issue in the United States as a whole. The lack of awareness and how to prevent pregnancy is a reason to blame for the increasing numbers. The more we don’t make people aware of the increasing teenpregnancy rate and how to prevent then the numbers will continue to rise into an astonishing amount. Helping teens know of the different ways to prevent pregnancy can make an enormous difference in teenpregnancy. The issues that have an effect onVIEW DOCUMENT
1155 words - 5 pages When you think of teenpregnancy, you probably think that there isn’t a positive thing you could say about it. Actually, there is one big thing people can get out of teenpregnancy, better education about sex and pregnancy. There are many things that contribute to this issue, shows like sixteen and Pregnant and Teen Mom are glamorizing teenpregnancy, which is actually a big issue and the blame should be placed on the parents and media.
Peer pressure by friends can play a factor into the issue, if a child hangs out with a group of people that are sexually active, 9 out of 10 times that child is too. About 2/3 of all shows, excluding sports and news, and 83 percent of music and moviesVIEW DOCUMENT
1118 words - 4 pagesHow to prevent teenpregnancy has been a question for many years now. Statistics have been running wild trying to keep up with the teenage generation. Many people have their opinions on the subject (teenpregnancy), because teens seem to be getting pregnant all so fast these days. People fail to realize that having a baby is supposed to be a sort of privilege. Many people take having a baby as a joke. Getting pregnant and having a child involves many pros/cons. For example having a child can be harder on some people than it is on others. When having a baby there are a lot of things to worry about, for the most important part financial problems seem to be the most talked about of teenVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Problem of TeenPregnancy
Red and blue lights are flashing and the noise of the ambulance impels everyone to a point where they have to look outside and observe the situation, as if a mystical force was compelling them. From what they can see, the paramedic is holding a tiny hand telling her to hold on. As the stretcher rolls by, the onlookers notice a huge lump, or ball as a few may say, under the pallid cotton covers. What they also take note of is that the pregnant woman is not a woman at all, but in fact a teenager. As some are astounded thatVIEW DOCUMENT
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Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old? (“TeenPregnancy”). Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old. In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”). The most shocking news to many teens having kids is that childbearing cost the United States about 9 billion annually and that the national teen birth rate was 39.1 birth per 1,000 and 37% decrease from 61.8 per 1,000 lowest in all records (“Pazol”). Many Teen moms do not carry on their education after they have theVIEW DOCUMENT
949 words - 4 pagesApproximately one million teens get pregnant and give birth every year in the United States. Eighty percent of those births are to unmarried teens (ProQuest). There are serious consequences for teenpregnancy for the child as well as for the mother. The opportunity to a bright future dwindles down with such a high responsibility; a child. Many teens who end up pregnant do not finish high school and are less likely even consider going to college. Another effect of teenpregnancy is that both mother and child become apt to health issues. Infants are more likely to suffer from low birth weight and other health problems. Most teens do not have health insurance therefore it becomes harder toVIEW DOCUMENT
1555 words - 6 pagesTeenpregnancy is surprisingly decreasing over the years. According to Farber, “the most recent studies have shown that there has been a decrease in the rate of pregnancies among all teenagers and among sexually active teenagers (16). Although this issue seems is decreasing this is still a problem faced by many teenage girls today. Each year, 7.5 percent of all 15-19 year old women become pregnant (Maynard 1). Not only does this issue affects the pregnant teen but it also affects the economy. Teenpregnancy affects graduation rates. Many teen mothers cite pregnancy as the key reason of them not finishing school. Only 40 percent of teen mothers finish high school (TeenPregnancy AffectsVIEW DOCUMENT
1036 words - 4 pages community around us. “ The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teenpregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth aged 15-19 years” (CDC). Most African American and Latino/Hispanic’s have been the ones to become pregnant in the community around us. Reason being that African Americans and Latino/Hispanics are considered “minorities” these adolescents do not get the parental support that they need, because their parents do not have the modern mentality still thinking “antique” not wanting their child to grow upVIEW DOCUMENT
1456 words - 6 pagesOklahoma has been ranked number two in teen birth rates according to a Tulsa World article. Teenpregnancy has always been a problem in America. More and more teens are becoming pregnant every day. Most of them can’t afford the expenses of birth control. Others do not know how to prevent it. Teenpregnancy can also cause education problems with the teen. Teen moms are not mature enough to handle raising a kid. Many kids who have parents who were young when they had them are more than likely going to grow up to be just like their parents. These children and today’s teens need to be educated on how to have a healthy relationship. Oklahoma has found many different ways to get the teenVIEW DOCUMENT
2362 words - 9 pagesTeenPregnancy in the United States
Teenpregnancy falls into the category of pregnancies in girls age 19 or younger (NIH). Although statistics have shown a decrease, the number of teenpregnancy in the U.S. is still relatively high compared to the rest of the world. Sexual health is one of the top priorities in early adolescence health in the United States. Consequences of having sex at a young age generally results in unsafe sex practices. The consequences can be due to the lack of knowledge about sex education, and access to birth control/contraception (NIH, 2005). Due to the lack of knowledge and access to birth control, adolescents involve in risk taking when they startVIEW DOCUMENT
2821 words - 11 pages“Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society”. (Pregnant Teen Help, TeenPregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teenpregnancy is all glorified. Other individuals would protest that it is too influential. Teenpregnancy is a rising social problem in the United States and among other countries. Teenpregnancy is now being publicized as multi media corporations, with shows such as “16 & Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, “Maury”, “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and “Juno”. All of which concentrate on teenpregnancy. These shows or movies could be informational for young people. However, the shows display anVIEW DOCUMENT
1362 words - 5 pages pregnancies. The true purpose of sex education and federal aid is to help strengthen the mother and her child so that they can eventually lead productive lives.
Although teenpregnancy rates dropped significantly in the USA over the past decade, rates remain higher than in many other developed countries (Ventura et al., 2001; Flanigan, 2001). Almost 900,000 teenage girls still become pregnant each year in the USA and significant racial/ethnic disparities exist (Ventura et al., 2001). Given the adverse economic and health consequences stemming from teenpregnancy, including low birth weight and economic hardship, no one is claiming that the battle is won. InsteadVIEW DOCUMENT
1162 words - 5 pages Effective approaches to prevent teenpregnancy
After reading numerous articles and abstracts in regards to the ever so intriguing topic of teenpregnancy, I’ve come to a conclusion which is a little different than I had expected. Before reading any of the literature on teenpregnancy, I was under the assumption that the sex education classes provided in school were an extremely effective weapon against unwanted teenage pregnancies. Of the literature references that I’ve used and those of which I have haven’t chosen to extrapolate on, many have reported results based on random surveys while others have conducted quantifiable research to reach their findings.
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1200 words - 5 pagesIn today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teenpregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through.
Although the percentage of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined significantly within recent years; it is still a huge problem that needs to be addressed. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1161 words - 5 pagesTeenPregnancy has been a big epidemic this past century. Not only effecting countries like the United States , Mexico and England but also countries like Canada and Sweden. The big baby boomer epidemic started it all not only in the United states but all over the world. Many people wouldn’t think that Canada has had a problem with teenpregnancy rates but it was one of the many countries that was involved with the baby boomer era. Most people didn’t know pregnancy rates doesn’t just include live births but also abortions and fetal loss rates which many people fail to add in this category. The main purpose of the research was to show the trends in teenpregnancy only in Canada from 2001 toVIEW DOCUMENT
1784 words - 7 pagesTeenage pregnancy is a rising factor throughout the world that’s caused by many unfortunate actions. Teenagers feel the need to engage in sexual activities due to peer pressure, violence and statutory rape. In some cases teens end up birthing their babies and in other cases they abort them. To help teens understand the consequences and reality of teenpregnancy, abstinence education and sex education can be introduced to steer teens in a better direction and help them to decide the appropriate outcome for their babies.
Multiple teens are conceiving a day resulting in just as many births a day. This problem exists due to sexually active teens. Each year, some 2,600,000VIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pagesStudies show that within the last seven years there has been a dramatic drop in the number of teen pregnancies. Teenpregnancy is best known as, the act of getting pregnant between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. Teenpregnancy does not come with much of a history. In the past, (mostly in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s) it was common for girls to be married between the ages of fourteen and sixteen and give birth not long after. Some girls were having babies as young as thirteen and fourteen years old! During the times that young girls would bear children and be married so young, college and education was not an important factor. As a young girl you learned how to take care of your houseVIEW DOCUMENT
2565 words - 10 pagesTeenPregnancy and Abortion in the US
Teenpregnancy and abortion are two contemporary social issues within our nation today. With raising rates in both matters, it is easy to see why they may be such controversy. In sociology, thinking about the way humans interact with one another and in their worlds is important. With these two presented topics, focusing on gender inequalities, poverty, group prediction and social location may have a substantial amount of influence on the increased rates we are seeing within the last few years and present time on teenpregnancy and abortion.
It is important to remember that when thinking sociologically, we can only predict what a group may do versusVIEW DOCUMENT