Teen Pregnancy 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 raw emotions be prepared for any feeling like that? Yes, it is there fault for having sex or not practicing safe sex but were they taught anything about sex and the consequences it can have or how to even practice safe sex? The recent climb in teen pregnancy is at a record high, which many may say that it is due to many factors. Recently, teen pregnancy rates have sky rocketed. If teenagers ranging from 14 to 19 years old are getting pregnant then where does that leave them in life? A child can’t take care of a child. If elders were more caring and conscious of what is happening then there are possible answers to help and reduce teen pregnancy. Almost 90 out of 1000 teen girls were pregnant in 2000 with a gradual increase each year. Obviously, guidance is needed to teach and help the young girls. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, there were nearly 750,000 pregnancies to women younger than 20. According to Lucia O’Sullivan, a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick, states that “in many cases the teenage pregnancy rates reflect in some regard the educational and employment opportunities that young people see for themselves,” meaning that due to the economy most teens just seek whatever they can get if not motivated by themselves or others. Abortion for teens has as well increased its percentage per year. Teens need to be more aware of the
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…
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…
Teenage Pregnancy, Why is this Important
Kimberly O. Johnson
American Sentinel University
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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…
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…
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…
The issue of teen pregnancy is affecting our society in an unimaginable amount of ways and has become one of our top social issues of all time. The latest estimates show that approximately one million young women and men between the ages of 15 and 19 will become teen parents each year. With this high number of teenage pregnancy, it’s no wonder that many authors try to exemplify this common subject matter. Katrina Burchett, author…