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Teen pregnancy 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. Teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy, 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 ways...
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Over the past two decades, the rates of teen pregnancy have grown dramatically. According to the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, 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 teen pregnancy don't effect them unless they get pregnant or one of the family members in teenage get pregnant. However teen pregnancy 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 teen...
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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 recorded...
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It has been said that teens across the world have not been receiving enough sex education. This has led to many issues with teens becoming pregnant, which most of the time is unanticipated. Teenage pregnancy has been a social problem throughout the world for a number of decades now. Many studies have been completed in several countries that pertain to the amount of teens and the types of teens who are becoming pregnant. Rates among teens had been declining for some time, but are starting to take a turn and increase. This is still a significant social problem, though some people do not perceive it like it is.
There are various reasons as to why this is such a large social problem. ...
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In the US, teen pregnancy 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 more likely...
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Being 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 area...
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Welsh bacc teenage pregnancy presentationSlide 1:A teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy 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.Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is the lowest since 1969 at 27.9 conceptions per 1,000 women aged 15-17.This is a drop of 10% on the previous year, but experts say it is not enough to...
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TEEN PREGNANCY It costs more than money.Teen pregnancy 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 vaginal delivery at Purview costs an average $3,850 and a C-section delivery costs about $7,500, according to hospital spokeswoman Tressa Colalancia.She said the patients or HMO insurance covered 28 percent of the births to teens and the...
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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 teen pregnancy 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. Although...
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Every year over 400,000 babies are born to girls who are younger than 19. 25% of the girls who have a child go on welfare within three years of the birth of their child. By age 22, 34% of those girls have not earned their high school diploma or GED and by age 30, less than 2% have earned a college degree (Foreman 27). I am a child born to a teenage mother, and my mom is a part 2% of girls who had a child before the age of 19 and was able to get her college degree, before she turned 30. Girls in this present time don’t understand the risk that comes with childbearing at a young age. Focusing on how teenage girls become pregnant, ways to prevent early pregnancies, the effect that a teen...
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Cindy IglesiasPeriod: 71/16/12Teen Pregnancy55% of Americans girls get pregnant. It is obviously wrong, and they getting themselves into. Teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy , is good if you are pregnant to get it because you are going to get...
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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 the...
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1Running 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 teen pregnancy 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 long way since I was pregnant in the 90's. There are many resources out there for teens and many states offer privacy rights for teens in the case of birth control....
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We all know going through pregnancy and then raising a child can be extremely difficult. Being a parent is one of the most important roles in your life and is also a challenging responsibility. Newborn babies are highly depended on parents meeting their desires and needs. The way you care for your baby determines how he or she will develop as a child and as an adult. The five important aspects that a teenage parent should give their child are; touch growth, self-esteem, communication and patience.Many of the simple things that you do with your baby are important. Babies need a lot of touching, holding, and cuddling during the first few months. Skin-to-skin contact tells the baby that he or...
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Many adolescents are sexually active today. Whether it personal decision or being forced into it, teenagers are still involved. According to Sue Christensen and Ann Rosen, of those sexually active only one in five use contraception (Christensen). These teenagers who do not use contraception set their selves up for hardships in life. Being sexually active and using contraception as a teenager is a choice that may determine the rest of your life. Is “it” really worth it? One major outcome of those sexually active is pregnancy, which leads to many other choices: adoption, abortion, keeping the child, or even terminating the pregnancy.
Pregnancy all begins with talk of sexual activity. ...
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There are many risks that teenagers take when they decide to have a child at a young age. The baby, as well as the parents, may face long-time problems from the pregnancy. These problems may include school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. Babies born to teenagers are at greater risk for neglect and abuse than those of a woman. Teenage mothers may feel like they are being demanded to do the job and they may take their frustration out on the child (When 2000). It is proven that traditional approaches to reducing teenage pregnancy rates such as sex education class or better sexual health services are not effective on their own. (DiCenso. 2004) This research has generated...
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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 can...
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Teen pregnancy, 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 get...
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Today'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 then worry about creating a family. It is basically the same idea that is taught to athletes hoping to become professionals; an education gives them something to...
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Decreasing Teen Pregnancy
Decreasing teen pregnancy has been a constant battle for the United States in the past few years. America has the highest teen pregnancy 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 practice...
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Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone.
The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant. Although teen pregnancy 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 reduce...
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In the United States since the beginng of the 1990’s until 2000’sthe teen pregnancy rate has decline tremdously. Although the U.S. has decline in teen birth it still leads all countries in teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy and prevation plan needs to come interwish. The teen pregnancy prevation plan will constit of the follow topics such as Sexual education, teen...
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Teenagers 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, teen pregnancy has recently increased in the United States because of early puberty, lack of the parents' care, and impact of drugs, sex movies and...
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1. Although the rate of teen pregnancy 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 from...
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Americans take great pride in their leadership among nations. Such a distinction becomes embarrassing however when the title is claimed for the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any developed nation with nearly one million pregnancies each year. There has been extensive research on the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy which has yielded important information about pregnancy rates and risk factors. Researchers concur that pregnancy is a time of dramatic transition. A first time pregnancy propels the mother from the status of woman to mother. While these changes are noteworthy for the adult woman confronting pregnancy, their effect is frequently magnified when the expecting mother is an...
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In America, more teens are choosing to have sex at young age, which is causing the children to have children.Teenage pregnancy is usually a crisis for the pregnant girl and her family. Common reactions include anger, guilt, and denial. If the father is young and present, similar problems can occur in his family. Babies born in the U.S. to teenage mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life, including school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. They are also at risk for neglect and abuse because their young mothers are uncertain about their roles and may be frustrated by the constant demands of care taking. The teenage mothers are also at risk for...
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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? (“Teen Pregnancy”). 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 the...
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Teen pregnancy 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. Teen pregnancy 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 (Teen Pregnancy Affects...
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How to prevent teen pregnancy 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 (teen pregnancy), 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 teen...
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IntroductionOf 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 teen pregnancy. 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 teen pregnancy and parental supervision from the household to determine if and how they are related.HypothesisH1: Teens who have babies are more likely to have had them due to a lack of parental...
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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy
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 that a...
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Teenage 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 teen pregnancy, 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 2,600,000...
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“Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society”. (Pregnant Teen Help, Teen Pregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teen pregnancy is all glorified. Other individuals would protest that it is too influential. Teen pregnancy is a rising social problem in the United States and among other countries. Teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy. These shows or movies could be informational for young people. However, the shows display an...
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Before successfully preventing teen pregnancies among teenage girls, there are many underlying causes and facts about the dilemma that must be first exposed. 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...
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Effective approaches to prevent teen pregnancy
After reading numerous articles and abstracts in regards to the ever so intriguing topic of teen pregnancy, I’ve come to a conclusion which is a little different than I had expected. Before reading any of the literature on teen pregnancy, 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.
In an article by Dryfoos J in...
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US
Teen pregnancy 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 teen pregnancy and abortion.
It is important to remember that when thinking sociologically, we can only predict what a group may do versus...
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According to Rocca & Harper (2012), birth control and contraceptives can vary among different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Then again, race and income go hand-in-hand. It is important to include the major determinant of health disparities in the health systems. This can be limited access to health insurance, access to forms of birth control and education. It is important to stop stereotyping on different beliefs of each culture, but to incorporate education to young women across very racial and ethnic groups to provide education and counseling about facts and myths about contraceptives. It is important to provide a basic, across the curriculum to every racial and ethnic group, to provide...
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There are many times when people feel they have experienced some type of discrimination. People experience discrimination because of their religion, gender, income, and ethnicity. Another reason women may experience discrimination is because she is a young single mother. There is a universal stereotype of unwed mothers. Many people automatically assume that she is going to be on welfare for the rest of her life, never finish school, and not be able to take care of her child. Sure there are some cases where this assumption is true, but it does not apply to everyone. Many young unwed mothers experience some type of betrayal, discrimination, and fear.When my friend was seventeen years old, a...
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“Hope is the best contraceptive,” The State of Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma is crucial, which is why we are Oklahoma—the Teen Pregnancy State. Teen birthrates and increasing pressure from concerned families and health advocates, have finally prompted the state of Oklahoma to step forward and create prevention programs. The question in place is: are these programs enough to make a difference in the gradual rising of our state ranking in teen pregnancy? I have gone through great depths to discover our State’s plans to prevent pregnancies in our teens. The following is what I have observed.
First, to truly understand why we need pregnancy prevention programs in Oklahoma, we have to analyze the...
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Teen pregnancy is highest in the United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand compared to other countries. In the United States alone, 82% of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are pregnant or have given birth already. When other countries like Japan and South Korea is the lowest at 2.9% (Marnach; Long; Casey). There should be more realistic sex education programs in high schools and middle school, and should it contain more useful facts and information to help prevent teen pregnancy. Because of the current situation, teen parents are having challenging time finishing school. The school districts that have a higher teen pregnancy should look at the sex education that is being taught...
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The FactsAccording to Seventeen magazine, "If you're sexuallyactive, you know that getting pregnant is a risk." Everyyear approximately one million teen girls get pregnant inthe United States and every year the federal governmentspends close to forty billion dollars to help families thatbegan with a teenage birth (Teen Pregnancy). The UnitedStates has the highest estimate of teen pregnancy and birthsin the western industrialized world (Teen Pregnancy). Onlyone-third of teen mothers receive a high school diploma, andeighty percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare(Teen Pregnancy). The children of teenage mothers have lowerbirth weights, are more likely to perform poorly in...
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The Impact of Teen Pregnancy on the American People
Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has been on an overall decline, it remains the highest in the entire world. Teenage pregnancy is obviously still a problem in today's American society with roughly 97 per 1000 women aged 15-19, which rounds up to be roughly one million teenagers, becoming pregnant each year. Interestingly enough, 78% of these pregnancies are unintended. The births of these children are not only a problem for the parents and the families of the babies, but it is a huge problem and burden upon American Taxpayers. Taxpayers pay roughly 16.5 billion dollars every year to welfare and...
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The emotion that most girls face when they find out they are pregnant is shock and then denial, and they start to panic.When the panic settles, the girl is faced with a decision, should she terminate the pregnancy, keep the baby, or give it up for adoption once it is born. These are all extremely tough decisions for someone to make who should be worrying about which Jonas Brother they are going to have the crush on.There are also risks for things such as sexually transmitted diseases, and emotions that are beyond your control.
Terminating the pregnancy is also known as an abortion. This is a procedure that is done in a doctors office where they can do things one of two ways. They have...
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The first day of high school, going to prom, learning to drive, graduating, getting a job, and buying the first car – these are some of the memorable events that occur in the life of an average American teenager. However, now more than ever, another event has been added to many teenagers’ lists: becoming a parent. Teen pregnancy is not a new issue; in fact, it has been a rising concern in the United States for decades. Voluntary efforts have been made by organizations such as Healthy Teen Network, The National Campaign, and Advocates for Youth to help reduce the overwhelming existence of teen pregnancy. Though health care clinics, teen parenting help programs, and alternative schools...
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Abortion, the termination of a fetus in a women’s early days of pregnancy, can have many benefits for women and also the fetus inside of the women. Abortion has been practiced since the 1650’s, and is still being practiced today in America. Although it used to be illegal, it became legal in 1973 after the court case, Roe v. Wade. This procedure has saved many lives over the years. Abortion can be performed surgically in a clinic, or with special pills to abort the fetus. Women should have the right to an abortion because it can save her life, she might have been raped or, taken drugs that might have harmed the fetus. Also, the fetus might have a disability and there is a chance that the...
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Ever heard of the ‘birds and the bees?’ This was a story that parents and grandparents discuss to teenagers to explain the concept of interactions with partners. It is considered the generic version of teaching their kids about sexual activity. However, not all young adults get the full parents speech. Adults occasionally forget to mention the consequences that includes pregnancies and diseases. With the thought of youth not being able to take care of the unborn child, they make the most drastic decision. Statistics show that 52% of pregnant women 24 and under are having abortions. Nonetheless, there are risks in having abortions. Consider other options like birth control,...
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According to U.S. Health and Human Services, 1 in 3 girls will get pregnant before she turns twenty. Almost 1 million teens get pregnant every year. Most of these pregnancies are unplanned, and cause turmoil for the teen mother, the baby's father, and their families. (surviving an unplanned pregnancy). As that may come as a shock, those statistics are realistic and accurate. In 2012 alone there were 29.4 live births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19. (hhs.gov). U.S. teen birth rate is slightly higher than any over developed country. U.S.A is holding the top rank in adolescent pregnancies. Of about 82% of pregnancy are found to be in teenagers having an age group between 15-20....
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Elizabeth OnukwuNovember 24, 2013English 1302How to Decrease Teenage PregnancyFor many years society has been trying to find different ways to educate kids about safe sex, but never took the time to educate kids about the consequences about safe sex. If educators and guardians take time out the day to talk to kids about the effects of having unprotected sex there would be a great decrease in teen pregnancy. Some may argue that teaching kids about safe sex won't change the fact that teens will still have sex and create babies, but even if teaching about safe sex won't change all, it will change many minds of young teens out there that are having sex. Reducing the teen pregnancy rate can also...
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Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of Teen Pregnancy reality shows on Teen Childbearing,”
‘I didnt think that it could happen to me!’, the teen girl cries out to the doctor.This is voiced by thousands of pregnant teens around America and many are wondering if there is a cause to the decline in teen pregnancies.Some studies show that what teens hear and see in the media is the cause. Reality tv is a genre of television programming in which "real life" people are followed in a situation,. In 2010, the National Bureau of Economic Research,says that the show 16 and Pregnant cut the teen birth rate by six percent.Based on teen pregnancy statistics, studies showing links...
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Sally just found out she is pregnant. She is scared and alone. Sally's family has rejected her and she has no way to provide for the child she is bearing. Is this the proper way to treat a teen that is pregnant? The answer is no, we should not stop the financial and emotional support of pregnant teens but in the same sense we should not increase the financial support. Who is to say that the baby should suffer from the choices the mother made? It is important that throughout the pregnancy a teen has an adult to look up to and ask for help. This will insure the mothers health and reduce stresses during pregnancy and the babies health during and after pregnancy.
When parents of...