Teen pregnancy in the United States has been a big issue now for the past few years and it seems as though the number of teenagers becoming pregnant is rising yearly. The fact is the number of pregnant teens in the U.S. is becoming out of control, and America has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the western industrialized world. 1/3 of all American girls will get pregnant in their teens, costing America billions of dollars each year. Although bringing new life into the world is always exciting; it can create a life full of stress while when these mother are simply in their teens. One of the biggest effects of becoming pregnant as a teenager is the drop out rate. Trying to care for a child and remain in school can be a tough and seemly impossible. Infants require twenty-four seven attention, which would leave few if anytime to focus on school and meeting the requirements to graduate. Pregnant teens have a eighty percent drop out rate, since becoming pregnant as a teen effects the academic skill performance leading to what pregnant teens see as only their choice, to drop out. This has also leads to the struggles to come as far as income, today it is very hard to obtain a good job without a college degree and the cost of living is constantly rising. Some believe teen pregnancy is the foundation to struggling single parent families “One in four U.S. public school students drop out of high school before graduation and nearly one-third of teen girls who have dropped out of high school cite early pregnancy or parenthood as a key reason. Clearly there is an urgent need for leaders focused on preventing school dropout and those focused on reducing teen pregnancy to work together “(thenationalcampaign.org) Research has proven that eighty percent of teenage moms end up in poverty on welfare. Although many teen moms can not afford to have an abortion or do not believe in it will often turn to adoption. This is actually a very good option for unplanned pregnancy because unlike abortion it can give the mother the chance to know her child and have some type of relationship although it may not be the child relationship. Also it gives the child a chance at having a better life that a teenage mom would not have been able to provide. Since males whose mother were younger than eighteen when the were conceived are almost three times more likely to end up in prison, in comparison to males that mothers were over the age of twenty when they were born. Even though many pregnant teens do not seem to take advantage of the choice of adoption. One of the biggest and rather serious issues of
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…
Teenage Pregnancy, Why is this Important
Kimberly O. Johnson
American Sentinel University
Nursing 505: Theoretical Foundations
Dr. Ami Bhatt
Teenage Pregnancy: Why is this Important
Teen pregnancy is a critical public health issue that affects the health and educational, social and economic future of the mother and child. Teen pregnancy is also a significant factor in numerous other important social issues: welfare dependency, out-of-wedlock births…
teen pregnancy has one of the highest birth rates ever
Did you know that nearly 3 in 10 teen girls in the US will get pregnant at least once before age 20? That's more than 700,000 teen pregnancies each year. Yikes.
So what does this mean for you? Well, you hear about teen pregnancy in movies, in the news, at school, on MTV, and from your parents. You know it's not a good idea to have a baby before you're…
Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the US will get pregnant at least once before age 20? That's about 745,000 teen pregnancies each year. Yikes. Teen pregnancy rates are a huge issue in the United States and needs to be put under control. There are many theories to why this has become such an issue with young teens but only a teen would truly know. The past few years teen pregnancy has not only been glamourized but it has also been a way for young girls to “make it big” on different…
pregnant? Teens, from all walks of life, always seem to want to race into adulthood regardless of the consequences. Sex is a big rite of passage for many teens. Peer pressure and glamorized television programs give the wrong impression to impressionable teens, which are not mature enough to make this type of decision. Deciding to have sex without all the information needed to be responsible, can lead to life changing results for all parties involved.
Some are saying that teaching teens about birth…
In the United States we have about 42 million teenagers. Teen pregnancy are a result of Peer
pressure and fitting in with the other girls. Majority of Babies born to teenagers. Are born to
unwed mothers. Before 1980 most teen mothers were married, after that era most teen
pregnancies were unwed. The last few decades is has declined, but, still has a high rate.
For some teenagers, they see in the tabloids…
Teen pregnancy is a growing epidemic in United States. United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy compared to other countries. In 2011 a total of 329,797 babies were born to women age 15-19. Approximately 750,000 teens get pregnant in a single year (Control Disease Center, 2013). Among those 61% is located in Berkeley County, West Virginia which is the highest rate for teen pregnancy in the state of West Virginia…
When I was younger, my sister got pregnant with her first son. Considering the fact that I was only seven years old and had no idea of the responsibility she was taking on, I was extremely excited for her. I had no idea that she was going to have to grow up so fast, the decisions that she would be faced with in those following months, or the health issues that she would have to face as well. Ashley had to choose whether or not she wanted to keep the child, have an abortion or give…
In Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Mother,” a woman had more than one abortion and explains how hard it is to deal with the pain. She explains that it’s a pain that will never be forgotten and how the life of unborn children was taken away at her own wishes. Taking away the life of a child, especially your own, is the most difficult and heart ripping experience. But if a young teen gets pregnant, how accessible is abortion or any other alternative plans? How can a young teen with such…
Being mother is the happiest thing of women, but the teenage pregnancy is the thing that no one expects to. The reasons for this are the teenager’s body is not complete development and they are not ready for having a child. The fact that the rate of teenage pregnancy is becoming increasingly nowadays. The causes for this stage can be divided into three factors: individual, family, society.
Firstly, one of the three causes come from the teens themselves. People tend to curious…