There are many causes that put teenagers at risk for pregnancy at an early age. Some of these causes are; social economic class, certain ethnic groups, teens born to teen mothers, single mother homes. As a society we know who is at risk, now we have to do a little education to these groups to decrease the teen pregnancy rates. The teen mother and the baby are at high risk for complication during pregnancy. The mother can be pre-disposed to pregnancy induced hypertension, low birth weight, preterm labor and anemia. The infant also is at high risk for multiply problems not only at birth but for years to come. The infant is often at risk for, difficulty acquiring cognitive and language skills, social and emotional skills like self-control and self-confidence, which are developing during infancy and are needed later in life. (The Urban Child, 2014). The infant of a teenager are at higher risk for abuse or neglect as well because of the teen’s immaturity and fewer coping skills. In the state of Illinois the teen pregnancy rate in 2013 10,525 or 24.6 per 1,000 girls, this is a major decrease in 3 years from 25,350 in 2010 or 57 per 1000 girls. The peak of teen pregnancies was in 1990 and the pregnancy rate has dropped by 62%. (National Campaign, 2013) One reason for the dramatic drop over the last 20 years is due to the amount of information that is out on the internet and social media. In the 1990s or even early 2000 the social media, face book, and internet was not as prevalent as it is today. Even teens that are in lower income families have access to the internet or social media at school, libraries, or with friends. The other reason that teen pregnancy rates have dropped is the use of contraceptives. In Illinois the data shows that 85% of teens used protection during their last sexual encounter. The education and resources available today have really impacted the number of teen
Roughly every two minutes, a young lady in the United Declares gives birth” (Guernsey 6). While this reality may be sad and stunning to most individuals, it is indeed the truth. Over the past few decades, the problem of youngster maternity has grown significantly in this country. It has been receiving significant amounts of public and official interest recently, including expression of issue from President Clinton and New Shirt s Governor Whitman (Schurmann 7). However, the most extensive situation…
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The love of a mother begins in the whom, where she natures the child with the nutriments
it needs produce a healthy newborn. A child will bring the biggest joy to a women’s life, but
what if that woman was a teenager!? Teenage pregnacy is a popular topic in New York City…
kill the other student or students who are bullying them. I know that when I went to school students always just wanted to fight and coming from a good quite community I still could not believe that this was happening.
The family of a Flour Bluff teen who killed himself after being bullied will never be able to see their son graduate. They say its only brought more painful memories of what Teddy Molina experienced before his death. Teddy shot and killed himself April 1, 2012, just one month after…