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…
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…
The Pregnancy Teen Scene
American InterContinental University
The Pregnancy Teen Scene
Teen Pregnancy is at an all-time high. Girls between the ages of 9 and 19 have been getting pregnant at exceptionally high rates. We as parents and educators need to figure out a better way to teach our children about sex, the prevention of pregnancy and self-control. We really need to find out why is Teen pregnancy is happening everywhere, even when preventive avenues are there.
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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…
Teen Pregnancy/Annotated Bibliography
August 4, 2014
King, D. (1998, 12). Statistics: Teenage pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 13, 16. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/212792353?accountid=458
The journal above was touches on the statistics regarding teen pregnancy. Although there has been a decline in teen pregnancy it still poses a problem, more than one million teenagers in the…
percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate indicates a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000.The teen birth rate has declined almost continuously over the past 20 years. In 1991, the U.S. teen birth rate was 61.8 births for every 1,000 adolescent females, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females in 2012 (see Figure 1). Still, the U.S. teen birth rate is higher than that of many other developed countries…
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…
Guest celebrity: Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears was very well known for her popular show Zoey 101. She was also known as the little baby sister of the popular celebrity Britney Spears.
Now just like older sister Britney; Jamie got pregnant without even being married. Most people where ashamed and shock because of this news. They thought that Jamie was the smarter one of the Spears. But she proved them wrong. Younger sister Lynn got pregnant at the…
Teen Pregnancy. (2009). Encyclopedia of Gender & Society. Retrieved from
This encyclopedia article goes into detail about teen pregnancy. They review the history, health, consequences, and welfare policy. Teenage pregnancy has come into fact within the U.S. before 1950. Of course the number of teen pregnancy has decreased since then. Pregnant teens end up dropping out of school, loosing contact…
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…