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…
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…