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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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In 2008, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for nearly $11 billion per year in costs to United States taxpayers for increased health care and foster care(CDC). This is a hotly discussed issue all around our country. More teens are now getting pregnant than ever before. We are seeing it more in high schools, too. With teens becoming parents at such a young age, there many risks for themselves, their children and the economy. Early sexual activity leads to financial issues and poor decision making. Which leads to risky sexual activity without protection. No protection leads to sexually transmitted infections and diseases and pregnancy. Teen pregnancy is a much bigger problem than it is...
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Teenage pregnancy 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. As a result, sex education should be taught at an early age as a preventative measure. Teaching abstinence and sex...
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Teenage pregnancy 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, usually, inevitable poverty. Teenage parents are very likely to become dependent on either...
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There 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 consequences. They see it on the TV and they hear it in the music the listen to. Teens don?t realize the...
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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 more...
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2English 10119 September 2014Writer checklist : With each essay submitted, a Writer checklist must be included. This checklist should be submitted in the same document as your essay.Writer's Checklist for Writing a NarrativeIs my title and introduction enticing?
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Quontiavia Smith-Dancer Smith-Dancer 1Professor ScottEnglish 1301- 11:107 October 2014Teens todayLately you can't look around without seeing a teenage girl pregnant. It's almost like there is something in the water or air we breathe. I mostly it's the parenting. I won't say the parents don't care what theirs good, but majority don't have the time to care like they should. Now that most jobs are ten or twelve hour shifts, they don't have the time to fully parent or know where their kids are twenty-four seven. When you're in a situation like this you usually leave the oldest in charge which makes them have to grow up early or make them feel like they can do whatever they want. The parent...
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Although 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).Recent statistics concerning teen birth rates are alarming. About 500,000 North American teenage girls give birth each year. Almost one-sixth of all births in North America are to teenage women. Eight out of ten of these...
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
Preventing teenage pregnancy 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 problem...
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The 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 puberty...
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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 yours. There...
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Teenage Pregnancy As her baby is screaming, seventeen year-old Annette wonders what they are going to eat for dinner tonight. It is the end of the month and her welfare check has run out. The child's diaper is wet and Annette scrambles in the bathroom, searching for a clean one. Although this scenario is make believe, it is reality for many young teens across the nation. The United States has a higher teenager pregnancy rate than any other developed country in the entire world (http://btio.com/facts.htm). A solution must be found for this escalating problem! First of all, about one million teenagers become pregnant each year and more than 530,000 give birth...
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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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Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas
Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy 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. Teenage pregnancy has increased the number of...
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The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage 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 teenage pregnancy 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 not...
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According to World Health Organization (WHO), teenage pregnancy 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 teenage pregnancy 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 teenage pregnancy rates in a “developed” country, is an exception to the reason of high teen pregnancies rates being due to early marriage. Teenage pregnancies affect...
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In recent years, teenage pregnancy has been labeled a major issue amongst teens that it can be known as an “Epidemic.” Is teenage pregnancy directly responsible for a host of society’s ills? Increasing teenage pregnancy 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 to...
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“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, teenage pregnancy 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 pregnancy,...
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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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She’s at the hospital, feeling sick. The doctor comes in and tells her she is pregnant. She’s shocked.
Keturah Pickens, my little sister, now a senior at University Academy, was 16 years old when she found out that she was pregnant. A million things ran through her mind that night.
“I was sad, disappointed, mad, and angry”, Keturah said.
Through all the trimesters, Keturah was numb to the world. When she had the baby, her emotions didn’t change dramatically.
“I felt the same, just had a baby to take care of a baby. I was young, it came unexpectedly, so I wasn’t as excited as mothers who are expecting, and well prepared,” Keturah said.
When teenagers find out they are pregnant, their...
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When a teenager becomes pregnant through sexual intercourse, the teenager is usually unaware of the consequences and factors that surround this significant occurrence. Although most teenagers are not yet emotionally ready for motherhood, women who are in there late teens are physically quite ready for pregnancy. Unfortunately in teen years we try to explore and experiment with our bodies as much as possible to see the different outcomes of different things. Generally teens have very high fertility rates, because of the healthy and energetic lifestyles they lead. In a young woman's life pregnancies are usually unplanned, and impulsive decisions are often made when the pregnancy is discovered....
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I Became a Victim of Teenage Pregnancy
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 of my...
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Skinny, blonde and beautiful. Perfect? This is the message the media gives out. You open up a magazine and see images of perfect, airbrushed, stick thin women. In television adverts the women are bright smiled, big haired and flawless. So are these women idols for young girls? Are they the stereotype? Even the majority of teen flicks use the modelesque young actresses. Is this right?
However, 2007s Juno was a different story. Quirky, witty, Juno (Ellen Page) was a not so stereotypical American, 16 year old girl. Brunette ratty hair, grey eyes and poor, scruffy dress sense pretty much sums her up. She isn’t popular. She isn’t promiscuous. She isn’t your average girl. She is not a...
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Teenage pregnancy 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 teenage pregnancy was a moral problem. This was because people looked at the child as filius...
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The 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 happiness and glory. The tragedy involves a person of high estate. Therefore, his or her fate affects the welfare...
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Not every teen pregnancy is unpleasant and regretful. According to a story by a teen mother name Mag, in "Who Would Have Believed" says that her life style change dramatically after she discovered that she was pregnant. Before that, she was a "rebel", going out drinking, making her parents mad, and just like many other teens, she was hard to control at the age of fourteen. While dating, Mag became pregnant at the age of fifteen. Discovered the shocking new, Mag stopped drinking, became very responsible by taking good care of her unborn child and when her child came into the world, Mag was always there for her son. After the birth of her son, Mag continued her schooling and graduated from...
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Predictor Variables of Teenage Pregnancy and Effectiveness of Prevention Programs.Each year approximately one million U.S. teenagers become pregnant -- 11 percent of all women aged 15 to 19 and 20 percent of those who are sexually active become pregnant (AGI, 1998). There are many researched predictor variables associated with teenage pregnancy. Included are self-perception, household statistics, child abuse, athleticism, and intent. This research report highlights these trends of indicators or teenage pregnancy in addition to the effectiveness of a variety of different pregnancy prevention program.Young, Martin, Young and Ting (2001) applied two theory's regarding teenage girl's...
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A Humble Suggestion
It is a melancholy feeling one bears when trying not to stare too obviously at a young girl with a large, attention-calling belly full of baby, and this girl might not even be through her sophomore year in high school. One might wonder what this girl’s plan is. Will this very large girl drop out of school? Is she still seeing whoever put that in her? If so, is he ready to help provide for the future child? One might even wonder if a belly that big is carrying twins, but we all hope not. Occurrences like these are not odd or rare, but no matter how common they have become, the problem is no less evident. This problem is not unsolvable, in fact, many solutions exist, but...
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High 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. Teenage pregnancy has always been frowned upon, but with movies such as Juno showing adolescents the mistaken humor of the situation, the serious consequences of teenage pregnancy (health risks and extreme expenditures) are suppressed. One of the...
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Pregnancy often occurs among younger women between the ages of 13 through 19 years old. In 1939, there was one incident where a child at the age of five, Lina Medina, was recorded as the youngest person in history to give birth and become a mother.
The data which has been collected to support the subjects above will include qualitative and quantitative information. The qualitative approach is about understanding the phenomena, answering questions, and exploring issues. This data is collected from surrounding developed and developing countries which include information from schools and hospitals. This information will aid in the process of gathering data about teenagers. The qualitative...
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1.0 Proposed Title of Research 2
1.1 Introduction 2
1.2 Statement of Problem and Justification 3
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3.2 High rate of Teenage Pregnancy in UK 11
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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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Sociologists study human society. Their studies include human behavior in many social contexts such as social interaction, social institutions and organization, social change and development (Abraham). Because of the broad spectrum of social circumstances that are studied, unemployment is an issue in which sociologists thrive. Conflict in the areas of age, race, gender, and disability is common among the employed as well as the unemployed. From a sociological perspective, unemployment can be studied through both the Functionalist Theory and Conflict Theory. It also touches upon the results of unemployment in societies and institutions such as family, education, government, and health....
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In 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 unplanned...
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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 teenage pregnancy 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 teenage pregnancy like discouraging early dating, abstinence, and using birth control and condoms. Although there are all these possible solutions the pregnancy rate is still very high. So we need to evaluate the possible solutions and pick the best one to grow on to help lower the teenage pregnancy rate.What has caused the teenage...
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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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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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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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IntroductionRecently, due to contraception fills, adolescent pregnancy has been decreased, nonetheless, issues of adolescent pregnancy have increased worldwidely, because they are not uncovered superficially. First of all, adolescent pregnancy is an area where intensive nursing care and social and family support are required. In part 1, with regard to teens pregnancy and care, I have collected various artefacts and reviewed them. In this portfolio, I will show how those artifacts help me to learn nursing care with regard to adolescent pregnancy including teenagers, newborn and family. In addition, I will present how I would utilize the artefacts to lead to my future nursing practice...
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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 teenage...
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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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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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Our children are growing up quicker than they ever have in the past; consequently their minds are growing more and more curious. Teenage pregnancy has been a key topic for discussion for far too long with little to no action being taken to prevent such pregnancies. Many people consider that something different needs to be done in regards to the way our children perceive sexual education. There have always been disputes about which type of sexual education should be taught in U.S. public schools. There have been many studies conducted to determine which courses are more effective in preventing teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s). Though there are hundreds of...
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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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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...
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The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother
The past two decades have shown a decline in adolescent pregnancy but today, the United States continues to hold the number one position for highest adolescent pregnancy rates among developed countries.1 Research has found that about two in every five teenage girls become pregnant before the age of twenty years old.2 The recurrence of early childhood bearing now reaches up to 900,000 pregnancies each year in the United States.1 The various factors associated with high prevalence of teenage motherhood can be seen among communities affected by low socioeconomic status, a lack of education, and more...
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Childbearing Among Teenagers
During the past 40 years teenagers have been identified with having
many social problems such as drug abuse, suicide, criminal behavior
and childbearing. Even though these concerns have not shown a
significant threat to the welfare of future generations, there has
been considerable effort, especially in industrialized countries, to
control and prevent these issues. Teenage pregnancy, in particular,
has made an impressive improvement over recent years. Compared to
the last three decades, 33% less teenagers in Canada were pregnant in
2001 according to Statistics Canada (Medical News Today, 2004). When
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In order insure America’s future, a national problem needs to addressed. Is America’s youth being educated in regards to preventing teenage pregnancy? Did you know that approximately every two minutes, a teenage girl in the United States gives birth (Guernsey 6)? While this fact may be sad and startling to most people, it is indeed the truth. Over the past few decades, the problem of teen pregnancy has grown considerably in this country. However, the most extensive dilemma regarding the issue of adolescent pregnancy is the incredibly important question of prevention. Preventing teen pregnancy includes such solutions as the availability of birth control, sexual education among children and...