912 words - 4 pagesElizabeth OnukwuNovember 24, 2013English 1302How to Decrease TeenagePregnancyFor 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 changeVIEW DOCUMENT
731 words - 3 pagesThere are many different problems that teenagers face today. Some of these problems are great like drugs and alcohol, while some are minor like pimples. But among these problems teen pregnancy is a major one. Teen Pregnancy is on the rise in the world today. There are many reason why teen pregnancy is happening and there are many problems that go along with it. But there are solutions to the problems as well.Teen Pregnancy is a major problem today because of many reasons. Societal changes are a main reason. Society portrays sex as such a wonderful experience without showing the real consequencesVIEW DOCUMENT
2288 words - 9 pagesTeenagepregnancy is a universal problem that accompanies the beginning of sexual activity at increasingly younger ages. Surprisingly, only one in 5 youth do not have intercourse before the age of 20, and in the United States alone, annually, almost one million teenagers between the ages of 15 19 becomes pregnant (Rector, 2007). Sexual activity among adolescents is a major problem confronting the nation and the world. Consequently, this has led to a rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional and psychological conflicts, and out-of-wedlock childbearing. AsVIEW DOCUMENT
2520 words - 10 pagesTeenagepregnancy is a social problem that affects the entire community. It is important to examine the causes of this problem, the effects the problem has on our society and the individual, and some of the possible ways of combating this problem. In every city in the United States teenage girls and boys face premature parenthood. If they chose to accept the responsibility of their actions and not opt for either abortion or adoption, they have to grow up quickly in order to face many harsh realities--these can include early marriage, health risks, interrupted education, lack of employment skills, and, usuallyVIEW DOCUMENT
588 words - 2 pagesTeenagePregnancy
There are a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school? What could I have become? Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first?
Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. They don’t think that the aftermath of their irresponsibility can lead to pregnancy. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. The teen doesn’t fully understand that all free time is lost, that she will have to find some way to support herself and the child, and that any of her aspirations for future plans are now drastically changed. Children take up a lot of time, which also means, no moreVIEW DOCUMENT
995 words - 4 pages truly change a life (my life) at such a fragile age. Everyone has listened to a story about teenagepregnancy. The different ways that society claims to be able to prevent it or telling their personal opinions on how/why it's happening more and more. Looking in the mirror, I saw myself, seeing such an inexperienced girl unable to see her feet. As I faced myself, I realized that my life had forever been changed by the decisions that were so frivolously made.My story began in a little town in Arkansas. It took place around late May or early June and the summer was just beginning. This was the summer that we were all starting to drive. Most of us had worked endlessly to get our driver'sVIEW DOCUMENT
1710 words - 7 pagesThe public sector cost in 2004 is $950 million dollars for teenage births (Hoffman, 2006). Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent every year to care and support teenage births. Although teen pregnancy has declined in the past, the United States is still number one out of all industrialized countries of teen pregnancies. Therefore, implementing an in depth sex education class covering parenting in schools will allow teens to fully understand he consequences of having protected or unprotected sex. All children deserve love and care from their parents.
The United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than other countries because one is not open to talk about sex with a child once pubertyVIEW DOCUMENT
1641 words - 7 pagesAlthough teenage pregnancies in North America have declined considerably within the past two years, teenage pregnancies continue to be a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Today's rates are still higher in 1990 than they were only a decade ago. In North America, teenage birth rates exceed that of most other industrialised nations, even though North American teenagers are no more sexually active than are teenagers in Europe or other parts of the world (Gormly, 1997).RecentVIEW DOCUMENT
1558 words - 6 pagesTeenagepregnancy is an epidemic that has been highly debated and publicized during the past few decades. Although it has been statistically proven to be on the decline since the 1950s, it is still a major discussion and topic of concern especially for the health of the unborn child and the mother. The aspect of teenagepregnancy might have been approved and a regular occurrence in the 1950s, but now with the multitude of contraceptives and preventative methods it is heavily frowned upon.
Throughout the 1950s, the United States was exiting and recovering from World War II and this recovery moment gradually initiated a baby boom. During this time, the soldiers were ready to make up forVIEW DOCUMENT
1232 words - 5 pagesPreventing TeenagePregnancy
Preventing teenagepregnancy has been a goal for many years now. Statistics have tried to keep up with the change in the teenage generation. Many people have different opinions on the subject of teen pregnancy, because to some people teens seem to be getting pregnant expeditiously in these times. People fail to realize that having a baby is a privilege to many people and not a problem. Many people take having a baby as a lightly. Getting pregnant and having a kid has many pros/cons. Having a child can be very hard on some people and cause them to break. When babies are brought into this world there are a lot of things to worry about. The greatest problemVIEW DOCUMENT
2075 words - 8 pagesTeenagePregnancy
Although people look down on girls that get pregnant at such a young age and it differs from whenever you are at least in your late twenties, they are similar in many ways. For example how much you will be spending on a baby, to whether or not you will be a single mother. Also there is a lot of different things from teenage girls then girls that are done with college and know what they want to do the rest of their lives. Girls that are capable to take care of a baby. Maybe they aren’t married or anything but you don’t have to be married to have a baby. Before having a baby finish school and know that you are stable enough to take care of another life other than yoursVIEW DOCUMENT
1966 words - 8 pagesChildren having children, this is an all too familiar phrase that has become a popular adage among people in today’s society. But as popular as this phrase maybe, it does not even begin to scratch the surface that lies beneath the complex issues of teenagepregnancy. There are many adverse concerns that encompass teen pregnancy, to which society has even developed its own views upon. Concerns that develop from adolescent pregnancy can have negative impacts for teenage parents, children, and even society. According to Furstenberg, “In 1995, in his State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton singled out teenage childbearing as “our most serious social problem”. According to the USVIEW DOCUMENT
1353 words - 5 pagesTeenagepregnancy in the Bahamas
Every society is affected by teenagepregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenagepregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009). Births to single mothers however remain the largest natural increase annually to the Bahamian population. Teenagepregnancy has increased the number ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1197 words - 5 pages situation, when the mental state of the young woman may require referral to a qualified mental health professional, such as a councillor.Babies are very demanding at such a young age, as they require special care and attention. Babies born to teenagers in most instances are at risk for neglect and abuse. This is because their young mothers are uncertain about their roles and may become frustrated by the constant demands of care taking.Adult parents can help prevent teenagepregnancy through things such as open communication and by providing guidance to their children about sexuality, contraception, and the risks and responsibilities of intimate relationships and pregnancy.VIEW DOCUMENT
2329 words - 9 pages In recent years, teenagepregnancy has been labeled a major issue amongst teens that it can be known as an “Epidemic.” Is teenagepregnancy directly responsible for a host of society’s ills? Increasing teenagepregnancy rate translates directly into increasing rates of “school failure,” early behavioral problems, drug abuse, child abuse, depression, and crimes. Many social problems can be directly attributed to the poor choices of teenage girls.
The talk shows today are flooded by episodes dealing with teen pregnancies. The teenage rate in the United States declined in 1993 and 1994. Unfortunately, the number of birth decreased only to older teens, ages 18 and 19. Babies born toVIEW DOCUMENT
1327 words - 5 pagesThe Increase of TeenagePregnancyTeenage parenthood is by no means a new social phenomenon. Historically, women have tended to begin childbearing during their teens and early twenties. During the past two decades the U. S. teenage birthrate has actually declined (Polit and others, 1982). In the late 1950s, 90 out of 1000 women under 20 gave birth as compared with 52 out of 1000 in 1978. Several factors contribute to the current attention focused on teenagepregnancy and parenthood.
There is currently a large number of young women in the 13 to 19 age range, so that while the birthrates are declining, the absolute number of teenagers is increasing.
These statistics do notVIEW DOCUMENT
1865 words - 7 pages“In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 305,420 babies born to females in this age group” (Hamilton). Teenage pregnancies were once regarded as normal. Women were once expected to be married and have a family at a young age to ensure lifelong stability. In modern times, teenagepregnancy is considered a taboo subject. MTV began a reality television show in 2009 that popularized pregnancy amongst adolescent females. There are many factors that add to the risk of becoming pregnant during adolescent years, but glamorizing the subject has shown to be the top reason.
While it is true that statistical trends have declined over time within teen pregnancyVIEW DOCUMENT
1750 words - 7 pages between teen pregnancy and sexual content on television, and shows such as 16 and pregnant show that media is effecting teen birth rates in a positive way.
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Some may ask, well how much media are teens watching?According to Washington.edu, the average American teen watches about 20 hours of television a week. By age 18, a teenager will have seen 350,000 commercials; 100,000 may be advertisements for beer.
”New polling data from a nationally representative survey commisioned by The National Campaign,asked teens their opinions on media and teenagepregnancy and their views about 16 and Pregnant.Six in ten teens have watched some of 16VIEW DOCUMENT
1098 words - 4 pages child. She was depressed to the point she wouldn't talk to people or eat.
The closer she got to her due date, the more comfortable she was about having a baby.
“I was scared during the whole process but I got throughout it, “ Keturah said.
Keara Tart, our cousin, also became pregnant when she was a teenager. Her pregnancy wasn't expected either.
She told me she was pregnant while I was in my Math Skills class, here at Northwest. While my sister didn't get sick or have any complications during her pregnancy; Keara did.
“I was always sick,” Keara said.
Even through her sickness and complications, Keara delivered a healthy baby boy, Corieon.
Teenage girls do not get pregnant on their own; aVIEW DOCUMENT
2433 words - 10 pages. (Teenagepregnancy: causes and facts). Childbearing at a young age impacts the adolescent parents both momentarily and in the forthcoming future. How can a child care for a child? They simply can't. “I’m still just as young as I was” she insists, “I haven’t grown up any faster.” (Wallis). Spoken by a young girl whom gave her perspective on giving birth at a young age. In society today, the uprising issue of adolescents having children, teen pregnancy, is becoming a lifetime impediment.
Teen pregnancy is often considered to be one of the most difficult experiences an adolescent may be involved in. It is not only traumatic for the mother but also the baby. Teen pregnancies have a higher riskVIEW DOCUMENT
2071 words - 8 pagesI Became a Victim of TeenagePregnancy
High school years are supposed to be a time for fun and exciting events in every adolescent's life. There are parties, ball games, and local after school hangout joints where we can meet. All combined to making high school the most memorable years of any teenage girl?s life. However, my experience in high school took an uneventful turn in tenth grade. My carefree ways had to end and a new wave of responsibility was presented to me. I found out that I was two months pregnant. My thoughts tugged at my conscience, how was I to tell the father ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1643 words - 7 pagesAccording to World Health Organization (WHO), teenagepregnancy is a global issue with an average of sixteen million teens, between the ages of fifteen and nineteen, giving birth each year. This is eleven percent of all births around the world. Although teenagepregnancy is a global issue, it is most prominent in countries like Sub- Saharan Africa, India, and Asia. This is due to arranged marriages amongst teen’s age, thirteen through nineteen, which leads to teenage pregnancies. The United States, which has the highest teenagepregnancy rates in a “developed” country, is an exception to the reason of high teen pregnancies rates being due to early marriage. Teenage pregnancies affectVIEW DOCUMENT
953 words - 4 pages and decides to give her baby up to rich couple Mark (Jason Batemen) and Vanessa (Jennifer Garner). So, on the story goes; a heart warming tale of love, divorce, friendship and trust.
Teenagepregnancy. It’s a big matter to be addressing. Was it right to use humour in this film? Were her parents’ reactions really suitable and realistic? And were the right emotions portrayed successfully throughout the film? Well, I think that the humour in the film was mostly used appropriately and I think that it suited Juno’s character to have humour in the film as she came across as a fun loving, laid back teen who brought humour with her wherever she went. If the humour wasn’t there, we wouldn’t knowVIEW DOCUMENT
2699 words - 11 pages Review of Literature
Adolescent pregnancy has been and will continue to be an issue. Teenagers who engage in premarital sex tend to do it irresponsibly and unprotected. This puts them in danger of sexually transmitted diseases and at risk for becoming pregnant. Many times adolescents don't realize the grave responsibilities that come with becoming a teenage parent. A variety of educational programs that educate adolescents on pregnancy prevention have been developed to allow students the opportunity to experience those responsibilities and burden that caring for an infant entails. The Baby Think It Over infant simulator is a realistic approach to early motherhood by providing students anVIEW DOCUMENT
1551 words - 6 pagesTeenagePregnancyTeenagepregnancy has always been present in society. There is research stating that about half the women, born between 1900- 1910, who were interviewed were non-virginal at marriage (17 Ravoira). This contradicts some thoughts that premarital sexual behavior is something new. There was another study done in 1953, it found that one fifth of all first births to women were conceived before marriage (17 Ravoira). Even before our modern openness in discussing sexual behavior and acceptance that it does occur, it was quite routine. In earlier society, the incidence of teenagepregnancy was a moral problem. This was because people looked at the child as filiusVIEW DOCUMENT
599 words - 2 pagesThe characteristics of a Shakespearean tragedy are, Must depict the downfall of a good person trough a fatal error or misjudgment. Evoke's pity and fear in the audience. Always talks about fate. Always ends with one or several deaths. Usually leaves audience a tiny bit of hope as it comes to an end. It must be about a universal topic. Tragedy is concerned primarily with one person 'The tragic hero".The story is essentially one of exceptional suffering and calamity leading to the death of the hero. The suffering and calamity are, as a rule, unexpected and contrasted with previous happinessVIEW DOCUMENT
1205 words - 5 pages no matter how promising a proposal is, nothing will fix itself without society’s cooperation.
The safest and most reliable solution to avoid teenagepregnancy (and many a terrible STD) is also the most difficult proposal for teenagers to adhere to: an abstinence only policy. Not just frightened fundamentalists believe that sex-education with a curriculum that focus utterly on abstinence works. A study has shown that less than only one-third of sixth and seventh-graders who finished an abstinence-focused program started having sex within the next two years; whereas, nearly half of the students that attended classes teaching both about abstinence and contraception became sexually activeVIEW DOCUMENT
607 words - 2 pagesThe United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy, birth, and abortion in the world. Nearly one million teen girls get pregnant each year. Nearly four out of 10 young women get pregnant at least once before they turn 20. Each year the federal government alone spends about $40 billion to help families that began with a teenage birth (Flinn, Hauser; 1998). Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult social problems to find a solution to. The majority pregnant teens are between the ages of 15 to 19 years old. When faced with a dilemma, teenage girl tend to prepare and mature for early maternity. Many statistics varies to why and how teens are prone to early pregnancy. EnvironmentalVIEW DOCUMENT
2191 words - 9 pagesHigh school is the time when many students plan their future and answer the questions: what college to go to, what classes to take, which sports to play, what major to study, and even which clubs to join. The questions of love and dating are also key points many teenagers start to explore. However, when a teenager gets pregnant, those questions begin to change: how to tell their parents, what to do with the baby, and how to pay for everything. Teenagepregnancy has always been frowned upon, but with movies such as Juno showing adolescents the mistaken humor of the situation, the serious consequences of teenagepregnancy (health risks and extreme expenditures) are suppressed. One ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1467 words - 6 pages collection of data will show the number of occurrences in teenagepregnancy.
The quantitative and qualitative data for the study will also include information from clinics and health departments pertaining to teenagepregnancy. The data collected will be placed into two categories, differentiating the age difference of the teenage mothers below the age of 20 years old. The two categories were sexually active with contraception versus unprotected sex.
Questionnaires were beneficial in procuring data needed because most teenaged mothers were not well-educated when it came to those in countries still emerging. Applying the answers from theVIEW DOCUMENT
660 words - 3 pages href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy" title="Teenagepregnancy">Adolescent Pregnancy Program, "Just Say No", and many more are working together to reduce the number of teen pregnancy (Monahan, 4). The main goals on these programs are to decrease sexual activity, increase the use of contraceptives, lowering the premarital pregnancy, improving health outcomes at birth of the child, and increasing high school completion rates among teenage parents (Monahan, 3). These programs use different techniques such as working in small group discussions, community service, sex education, workshopsVIEW DOCUMENT
3110 words - 12 pagesContents
1.0 Proposed Title of Research 2
1.1 Introduction 2
1.2 Statement of Problem and Justification 3
1.3 Aim of Research 3
1.4 Objectives of Research 3
1.5 Research Questions 4
2.0 Research Methodology 5
2.1 Introduction 5
2.2 Research Philosophy 5
2.3 Study Design 6
2.4 Research Method 7
2.5 Research Approach 7
2.6 The Time frame and Work Schedule of Research 8
2.7 Sources of Data 9
2.8 Facility and Personnel needed 10
3.0 Literature Review 11
3.1 Introduction 11
3.2 High rate of TeenagePregnancy in UK 11
3.3 Negative outcomes of TeenagePregnancy 12
3.4 Conclusion 13
1.0 Proposed Title of Research
Exploring the Causes ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1474 words - 6 pages Campaign, 2010. Web. 26 July 2010.
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2594 words - 10 pages centerpiece of the Nazi party platform, and in fact her writings were among the first banned and burned in Adolf Hitler's Germany (Chesworth).
According to Gale Cengage Learning’s article “TeenagePregnancy”, here in America, where we have contraceptives available all over and easy access to them; we are still ranked one of the highest nations for teenagepregnancy. According to Zosia Kmietowicz’s article “US and UK are Top in TeenagePregnancy Rates”, the United Kingdom came second overall, with just over thirty births in one thousand teenagers. At the other end of the scale Korea, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden had a rate of less than seven births per one thousand teenagersVIEW DOCUMENT
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The number of pregnancies across England and Wales, conceptions compared with 896,466 in 2009. An increase of this group with the exception of women aged under twenty. The teenagepregnancy rate in England and Wales has reached its lowest level since 1969,men and women of these countries hold a similar opinion, “ Family may also be valued more highly during to be out of work, they may have more time to spend on a child due to financial concerns cause by recession.”
According to most of Britain apparently young women choose to look at sister to sister relationships as an influential impact because sisters generally spend more time together than with school mates or other friends andVIEW DOCUMENT
1013 words - 4 pagesIn the United States today, many teenage girls are facing lots of problems. New problems are rising such as an increased pregnancy rate among teenagers. Our teenage girls are less developed and unprepared for the problems which come along with their decision to have sex. It is also too early for teenage girls to become pregnant. Many teens think having a baby is some sort of joke. They believe it will never happen to them but the reality is that every time teens have sex, there is a possibility that the sperm will find its way to the egg if they do not get protection. As a nation, or society, it is in our common interest to protect our teenage girls from getting unwanted or unplannedVIEW DOCUMENT
878 words - 4 pagesThe Impact of Teen Pregnancy on the American People
Although the rate of teenagepregnancy in the United States has been on an overall decline, it remains the highest in the entire world. Teenagepregnancy 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 andVIEW DOCUMENT
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. Teen pregnancy 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 teenagepregnancy in the United States has declined significantly within recent years; it is still a huge problem that needs to be addressed. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
597 words - 2 pagesThe teenagepregnancy rate for 1997 rose all the way up to 62.7 percent, this was the highest it has been in years! When I first saw this fact I knew something would have to be done about it. This high pregnancy rate in teenagers is in fact a major problem, because teenagers are not responsible enough to raise a baby. There are many possible solutions to prevent teenagepregnancy like discouraging early dating, abstinence, and using birth control and condoms. Although there are all these possibleVIEW DOCUMENT
575 words - 2 pages guardians that they are pregnant, because they often feel that parents think pregnancy is a mistake(Weimann, 2000).
Because teenagepregnancy is a continuing issue in the U.S that produces a strew of unfavorable outcomes, it's important that we find a solution to reduce the teen pregnancy rate. One strategy for preventing adolescent pregnancy includes, educating young girls about the severe difficulties that pregnancy produces (Unger, 2000). Another solution includes countering young teens positive illusion about the expected benefits of teen pregnancy by reducing or censoring programming that glorifies adolescent pregnancy such as “Teen Mom or 16 and Pregnant”. Lastly, advocating and teaching teenagers more adaptive ways to meet their emotional needs with their partner could potentially lower teenagepregnancy rates (Unger,2000). For example, advocating to teen couples to work out together, will cause them to burn off stress and tension as well as, increase endorphins for the individuals.
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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. AlthoughVIEW DOCUMENT
961 words - 4 pages teen pregnancy is the improper use of the condom or the condom breaking during intercourse. This is one of the main causes of unplanned teen pregnancies. There are also many groups to help prevent teen pregnancies and decrease the rates. These groups can start within our children's schools or be provided to them by a local, state, or federal organization. These organizations will provide a young teenager with skills on how to avoid peer pressure and make them aware that sex should be put off until marriage or at least until they can afford to have a child.
Teenagepregnancy has been decreasing in the past few years. The United States has put forth a great effort in educatingVIEW DOCUMENT
1729 words - 7 pages baby. Also the media has portrayed teen pregnancy to look like an enjoyable experience in a young girl’s life. 8 out of 10 fathers with leave their baby and the mother once they found out about having a baby or when the baby comes. TeenagePregnancy changes people’s lives in several ways but also has a negative effect on many teenagers’ body images. In addition helping teens get back on track with their goals and there future’s is very significant for the strong women they are about to become.
Beyond having a baby going back to high school or attending college is most girls' number one concerns. The majority of teenage girls will not go back to school after they have found out thereVIEW DOCUMENT
703 words - 3 pagesWelsh bacc teenagepregnancy 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.VIEW DOCUMENT
1672 words - 7 pages Are controversial concerns about the birth control pill really a problem? Allowing teenagers to use the birth control pill has been a controversial subject for parents, teachers, and teenagers for a wide range of reasons. The vast majority of teenage pregnancies, "more than four out of five", are unplanned ("Unintended Pregnancy Prevention"). Whether teenagers believe in common myths that they can't get pregnant the first time having sex or they truly believe nothing like this could ever happen to them, it happens to approximately seven hundred and fifty thousand teenagers in the United States each year. Although the birth control pill may not completely put an end to teenageVIEW DOCUMENT
1784 words - 7 pagesTeenagepregnancy 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 2,600,000VIEW DOCUMENT
1757 words - 7 pages adverse outcomes associated with adolescent pregnancy can be studied in America.
In general, adolescent birth rates in America and worldwide are declining. The observed decline in America is due to more access to contraceptives and the use of contraceptives. The decline can also be attributed to more adolescents abstaining from sexual activity. According to “Facts on American Teens”, in America the percentage of never married females that were sexually active in 1995 was 19% but in 2008 that percentage decreased to about 11%. The lower percentage of sexually active females is due to more widespread sexual education in American schools. Though in general teenagepregnancy rates haveVIEW DOCUMENT
1060 words - 4 pages prosper having sex too early can scare a person from there teenage years into becoming an adult. Teen abstinence is good because it develops Stronger marriage. Statistically it has been proven that marriages between people who have practiced abstinence have a lower divorce rate. Sex is not the foundation of the marriage although it is a very essential part of the bond between husband and wife. Avoid choosing your mate based on their sexual performance over other characteristics such as shared values, goals and companionship (The Abstainers). Astainence also helps prevent teen pregnancy because it adds morals to ones life. For some taking part in astainence is a challenge amongst themselvesVIEW DOCUMENT
1983 words - 8 pagespregnancy rate. There something that all girls can do in their everyday life, by just dating someone their own age. According to the conservative lobbying organization Family Research Council, studies in the US indicate that age discrepancy between the teenage girls and the men who impregnate them. Teenage girls in a relationship with and adult are more likely to become pregnant than a girl who is dating someone their own age. (Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health: TeenagePregnancy 5) 77% of all birth to high school aged girls, ages 16-18 and 51% of births to junior high school girls ages 15 and younger, are fathered by men out of high school. (Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health: TeenagePregnancy 4VIEW DOCUMENT
1035 words - 4 pages say that the teen chose to risk pregnancy and therefore should pay for the consequences on her own, others would argue otherwise. According to Livingwith.womanshealthchannel.com, Teenage mothers are less likely to gain adequate weight during their pregnancy, leading to low birth weight. Low birth weight is associated with several infant and childhood disorders and a higher rate of infant mortality. Low-birth weight babies are more likely to have organs that are not fully developed, which can result in complications, such as bleeding in the brain, respiratory distress syndrome, and intestinal problems. Without the emotional support of an adult or an organization, teens often times turn toVIEW DOCUMENT