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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - “Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society”. (Pregnant Teen Help, Teen Pregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teen pregnancy is all glorified. Other individuals would protest that it is too influential. Teen pregnancy is a rising social problem in the United States and among other countries. Teen pregnancy is now being publicized as multi media corporations, with shows such as “16 & Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, “Maury”, “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and “Juno”....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]
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Analysis of Article on Teen Pregnancy - Suddenly teen pregnancy IS cool. 1. Teen pregnancy is up partly because there is less of a stigma associated with teen pregnancy since there is more of a "cultural permission" to be a younger mother. The rise is also partly due to the portrayal of celebrity teens such as Jamie Lynn Spears in the media and other cultural shifts, giving teens the idea that "having a baby is the new handbag". 2. The reason the authors use allusion in the first paragraph is to show the readers that teen pregnancy is becoming a trend amongst celebrities and its sweeping teen culture along with it....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 1703 words
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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy - The Problem of Teen Pregnancy Red and blue lights are flashing and the noise of the ambulance impels everyone to a point where they have to look outside and observe the situation, as if a mystical force was compelling them. From what they can see, the paramedic is holding a tiny hand telling her to hold on. As the stretcher rolls by, the onlookers notice a huge lump, or ball as a few may say, under the pallid cotton covers....   [tags: Argumentative, Pregnancy] 1608 words
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Motherhood and Pregnancy - ... Neonatal death, death of a baby within 28 days after birth. Low weight babies - birth of babies below the 2.5kg. A study was conducted at the R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata throughout June 2006–May 2007 in eastern India. Results discovered that the teenage mothers had a higher proportion (27.7%) of preterm deliveries compared to 13.1% in the adult mothers and had low-birth-weight babies (38.9% vs 30.4% respectively). Stillbirth rate was also significantly higher in teenage deliveries (5.1% vs 0.9% respectively).These reports shows the rate of teenage pregnancy and the health problems that both the mother and the child may have....   [tags: teenage pregnancy, fertility]
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Health and Society: Smoking in pregnancy - This assignment will begin by giving a brief definition of health whilst presenting a discussion on the exploration of an individual in relation to making healthy choices. The purpose of this assignment is to look at the effects of making healthy choices and the implications that may occur. In addition, current social policies that relate to health and society, and the effects of smoking in pregnancy will also be discussed. ‘Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (World Health Organisation, 2011) This definition was first cited by the International health conference in July 1946, and the definition has remained the same...   [tags: Health, Tobacco, Pregnancy]
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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented According to the Students Against Destructive Decisions website there are more than 750,000 teen pregnancies a year. Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult issues that teens and their families face today. Most teen pregnancies causes both involved to take up low paying jobs, drop out of school, and continue to become more and more stressed from then on. Schools offer sex education classes, but direct it fully towards abstinence. In this decade, many more kids are becoming sexually active....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy - Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old. (“Teen Pregnancy”). Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old. In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”). The most shocking news to many teens having kids is that childbearing cost the United States about 9 billion annually and that the national teen birth rate was 39.1 birth per 1,000 and 37% decrease from 61.8 per 1,000 lowest in all records (“Pazol”)....   [tags: teen pregnancy essays]
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The Media and Teen Pregnancy - Today I will be talking about the way the authors and creators of a television commercial and newspaper article influence us to their opinion by writing the way they do. The topic that I am studying is Teenage Pregnancy. This topic is always going to be in the media for different reasons, and occasionally you hear about a story of a young girl getting pregnant due to un-safe sex. There will always be issues with this subject within society because so many people have different opinions and views of this topic and weather or not it right or wrong....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Teen Sex]
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Unemotional Teenage Pregnancy in "Juno" - Skinny, blonde and beautiful. Perfect. This is the message the media gives out. You open up a magazine and see images of perfect, airbrushed, stick thin women. In television adverts the women are bright smiled, big haired and flawless. So are these women idols for young girls. Are they the stereotype. Even the majority of teen flicks use the modelesque young actresses. Is this right. However, 2007s Juno was a different story. Quirky, witty, Juno (Ellen Page) was a not so stereotypical American, 16 year old girl....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Juno, ] 904 words
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The Causes of Teen Pregnancy - The Causes of Teen Pregnancy There are many different situations that teenagers get themselves involved in that can lead to teen pregnancy. Many teenagers do not understand the risks that are involved with having sex. Teenagers today are growing up in a culture in which peers, TV and motion pictures, music, and magazines often transmit either covert or overt messages that unmarried sexual relationships (specifically those involving teenagers) are common, accepted, and at times expected, behaviors....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, misogyny, feminism, misandry]
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Steps Towards a Natural Pregnancy - More pregnant woman than ever before are becoming aware of the vast amount of chemicals found in every day products and in the food supply. From pesticides and herbicides in produce, to growth hormones and antibiotics in meat and dairy products, MSG and high fruit corn syrup in most super market food, sodium lauryl sulfites and other harmful chemicals in toiletry items. Most food and products are detrimental to our health rather than beneficial as they should be. Pregnancy is a time of massive growth and development for the unborn child and the more natural the mother is throughout, the better off the baby will be....   [tags: How to Have a Healthy Natural Pregnancy] 1056 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Being a parent is very demanding and can be hard. The difficulties that come with an unplanned pregnancy in teens can have a profound effect on their life. Their physical, social, mental, and emotional health will all be affected by a sudden change in the course of their life. Teens impacted with an unplanned pregnancy will have to give up many things in order to be a parent. In addition, they will have to take on many more responsibilities that accompany pregnancy and parenthood. All in all, having an unplanned pregnancy and becoming a parent introduce many new responsibilities and difficulties....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 644 words
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Teen Pregnancy - There is a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school. W hat could I have become. Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first. There is many causes for teen pregnancy. They lead to the need for the desire of love by another person. One might have a poor home life and would want something like their peers have. A teen may have a low self-esteem and simply be looking for acceptance. However, many teens that have a wonderful family and are very confidante arnt looking for the few minutes of pleasure....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 1393 words
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Unintended Pregnancy Prevention - ... Whether or not teenagers should be able to use the birth control pill without parental consent or even at all shouldn't cause controversy because teenagers themselves say they will have sex with or without parent permission and teenagers with easy access to birth control have shown a decrease in sexual activity. Informing teenagers about the birth control pill, and allowing them to use it, will decrease pregnancy rates. According to sociologists Kathryn Kost and Stanley Henshaw at the Alan Guttmacher Institute, "the pregnancy rate among teens has decreased from its peak in nineteen ninety by forty-two percent in two thousand eight"....   [tags: infant mortality, teenage pregnancy]
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Late Period Negative Pregnancy Test - ... Look for the control line, which you will use to compare your results to make the test valid. Give it time to complete the reaction (about 5-10 minutes) before reading and discarding the kit. The urine you used was diluted by a large amount of water you drank before taking the test. If you did not use the first urine in the morning, which is concentrated, you might have a negative pregnancy test result. If you cannot take the test early in the morning, try not to drink a lot of fluids and hold your urine before testing....   [tags: high sensitive level, ectopic pregnancy]
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Teenage Pregnancy - ... Nearly one in four female teens at risk for unintended pregnancy were not using any contraception at last intercourse. But things are beginning to change. More teenagers are holding out on sex and being educated in it, which is one of the best things possible. From 2006 to 2008, eleven percent of teenage females age fifteen to nineteen and fourteen percent of males in the same age group, had sex before the age of fifteen. This is a big change for the good. It may not seem like so, but compared to 1995 it is....   [tags: Teenagers, pregnancy, CDC]
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Cancer During Pregnancy - Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus ("Abortion"). Many people may believe that abortion is the right way to do things, but some may believe it is killing a human being. Statics shows that “234 abortions per 1,000 live births (according to the Centers for Disease Control) 1.2 million abortions per year, 3,288 abortions per day, 1,379 abortions per hour, and 4 abortions every minutes, and 1 abortion every 26 seconds.”(Abortion Facts) In this world people have many views on abortion....   [tags: pregnancy, health, abortion pill, rape]
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Research Proposal: Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK - ... Here, assumption of the general view of the researcher about the event or phenomenon understudy is made. The research philosophy you decide to use actually reflects that one accepts some particular assumptions about the way he/she envisages the world. There are four main types of research philosophies and they are: positivism, Realism, Interpretivism and pragmatism. The widely used philosophies are positivism and Interpretivism (Saunders et. al. 2010). Interpretivism research philosophy focuses on conducting subjective research so as to yield fresh knowledge by means of observation of social events or phenomenon (Saunders et al., 2010)....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy in the UK]
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Teen Parent Institutions: Proposed Method for Solving the Teenage Pregnancy Problem - The first day of high school, going to prom, learning to drive, graduating, getting a job, and buying the first car – these are some of the memorable events that occur in the life of an average American teenager. However, now more than ever, another event has been added to many teenagers’ lists: becoming a parent. Teen pregnancy is not a new issue; in fact, it has been a rising concern in the United States for decades. Voluntary efforts have been made by organizations such as Healthy Teen Network, The National Campaign, and Advocates for Youth to help reduce the overwhelming existence of teen pregnancy....   [tags: teen pregnancy]
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The Use of Mifepristone to Terminate a Pregnancy - The Use of Mifepristone to Terminate a Pregnancy The medication "mifepristone" was invented in France by Dr. Etienne-Emile Baulieu in 1980. It is widely know as "RU-486" throughout North America. The letters is taken from the initials of the pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf. The "486" is an arbitrary lab serial number. 1 It was first introduced in France, where it is called Mifegyne. ® It has been used, in combination with prostaglandin medication, to induce abortions in about 500,000 women over almost 2 decades....   [tags: Pregnancy Termination] 3456 words
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Teenage Pregnancy: Keeping Healthy Relationships with All Involved - High school is the time when many students plan their future and answer the questions: what college to go to, what classes to take, which sports to play, what major to study, and even which clubs to join. The questions of love and dating are also key points many teenagers start to explore. However, when a teenager gets pregnant, those questions begin to change: how to tell their parents, what to do with the baby, and how to pay for everything. Teenage pregnancy has always been frowned upon, but with movies such as Juno showing adolescents the mistaken humor of the situation, the serious consequences of teenage pregnancy (health risks and extreme expenditures) are suppressed....   [tags: Sex Education, teen pregnancy, abstinence] 2151 words
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Harmful Effects of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy - Increasing numbers of women are abusing drugs during pregnancy and thus endangering the well-being and lives of their children as well as themselves. The spreading abuse of phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, and cocaine's potent form "crack," added to the more well-known addictive narcotics such as heroin, has intensified concerns about the implications of maternal drug use for unborn children. Some harmful effects are generally recognized. Cocaine use, for example, increases risk of hemorrhage and premature delivery, threatening the lives of mother and child....   [tags: drugs, pregnancy, maternity, medicine, medical] 885 words
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Fixing the Teenage Pregnancy Problem: A Humble Suggestion - A Humble Suggestion It is a melancholy feeling one bears when trying not to stare too obviously at a young girl with a large, attention-calling belly full of baby, and this girl might not even be through her sophomore year in high school. One might wonder what this girl’s plan is. Will this very large girl drop out of school. Is she still seeing whoever put that in her. If so, is he ready to help provide for the future child. One might even wonder if a belly that big is carrying twins, but we all hope not....   [tags: Sex Education, health, teen pregnancy]
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Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy - Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy Although the overall rate of teen pregnancy has been declining, the rates have remained high for teens that are most vulnerable. The great majority of Americans believe that teen pregnancies are a serious national problem, indeed a problem that is the major component of what is thought to be national moral decline. However, what causes these teens to become pregnant at such a young age. A large body of research has identified a number of factores that underlie teen sexual and contraceptive behavior, pregnancy, and childbearing....   [tags: Teen Pregnant Pregnancy Essays] 1357 words
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The Use of Birth Control to Prevent Pregnancy - The Use of Birth Control to Prevent Pregnancy The dilemma of unwanted pregnancy has faced the human species as far back in history as the day man found out that there was a connection between sexual intercourse and conceiving a baby. To solve it, many methods were used -- some disagreeable, some dangerous and many ineffective. Fortunately, today for the first time in history, a choice of contraceptives is available that is, safe, convenient, and effective. Much difference of opinion about the moral correctness of sex without the possibility of becoming pregnant, surrounds this subject....   [tags: Pregnancy Prevention] 1001 words
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion: Young Girls Should Have The Rights To Abortion - ... When a woman has taken drugs that could have harmed the baby, she should be able to have an abortion. Having the abortion could possibly be the best thing for the fetus. If the drugs that the women has been taking effected the fetus in any way, such as any fetal abnormalities, then the baby would end up being unhealthy. Some people would not have enough money to take care of the problems that the baby might end up with. In these situations, it is better to not have the baby at all because it would not have a very good life later on....   [tags: pregnancy, fetus, women]
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Decreasing Teen Pregnancy - Decreasing Teen Pregnancy Decreasing teen pregnancy has been a constant battle for the United States in the past few years. America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the western part of the world despite not being the leader in sexually active teenagers. The main problem is that here in the United States we do not educate our children enough on having safe sex. Our children end up learning on their own and eventually end up having a child from the lack of knowledge they have. They also take away from their own lives, because a child raising a child is a big task for anyone to take on....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]
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The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy - The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy Teenage parenthood is by no means a new social phenomenon. Historically, women have tended to begin childbearing during their teens and early twenties. During the past two decades the U. S. teenage birthrate has actually declined (Polit and others, 1982). In the late 1950s, 90 out of 1000 women under 20 gave birth as compared with 52 out of 1000 in 1978. Several factors contribute to the current attention focused on teenage pregnancy and parenthood. There is currently a large number of young women in the 13 to 19 age range, so that while the birthrates are declining, the absolute number of teenagers is increasing....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Parenthood Essays] 1338 words
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Unprotected Sex Leads to an Increase in Pregnancy, Social Discrimination and Disease - Unprotected sex is becoming increasingly common today which brings an increase in the risks of the effects; including pregnancy, social discrimination, and various diseases. The majority of unprotected sex is acted upon within teenagers. However, adults act upon this feat as well. While performing sexual proceedings, you use a condom to prevent the corrupting effects due to unprotected sex from happening to you. In the absence of using a condom, the effects are amplified. Most people are aware of the consequences of unprotected sex, although, the choice of using a condom to protect you during sexual intercourse is still not always the prevailing decision....   [tags: Unprotected sex, sexuality, STIs, pregnancy,] 1148 words
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Teen Pregnancy in America - Americans take great pride in their leadership among nations. Such a distinction becomes embarrassing however when the title is claimed for the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any developed nation with nearly one million pregnancies each year. There has been extensive research on the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy which has yielded important information about pregnancy rates and risk factors. Researchers concur that pregnancy is a time of dramatic transition. A first time pregnancy propels the mother from the status of woman to mother....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Social Issue Essays] 2470 words
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Teen Pregnancy -      While many teens that engage in pre-marital sex never become pregnant, some are not as fortunate. Teen pregnancy has become all too common in this day and age. Some teens think it will not happen to them and do not use necessary precautions to protect against it. There are several causes for teen pregnancy and the effects can be life changing.      Several causes for teen pregnancy are: the need for affection, acceptance, and unprotected sex. One may have a poor home life and look for affection from a peer....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 423 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Over the past two decades, the rates of teen pregnancy have grown dramatically. According to the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, approximately every thirty-one seconds ateenager becomes pregnant in the United States. This is unbelievable, however that is the truth that no one can deny. Many people think that teen pregnancy don't effect them unless they get pregnant or one of the family members in teenage get pregnant. However teen pregnancy really affects our communities and country....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 907 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy "Over one million teenage girls become pregnant each year. In the next 24 hours, about 3,312 girls will become pregnant. In addition, 43% of all adolescents become pregnant before the age of 20. These are incredible statistics when you consider that there are only 31 million females. The United States has the highest adolescent pregnancy rate in the developed world. As statistics show one in nine women between the ages of 15 through 19 become pregnant each year. Also, every 26 seconds a teenage girl becomes pregnant and every 56 seconds a child of a teenage mother is born." A child needs a nurturing and stable environment in order to prosper and grow....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy] 669 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy From the topic teen pregnancy I have learned a lot. Such as it can affect them in different ways such as dating, school, friendships and money (Local teen mothers). When a teen gets pregnant there are people out there in the world that will judge them. Guys are one of the main people that will judge. They’ll call the girl a “whore” and the will keep their distance. Just think about it, does a guy want to be with a girl that’s pregnant....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 455 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teenage girls from the ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,00 give birth. In many situations the answer to keeping a relationship going is to have a good sex life. Most teen relationships are based on sex. This is one of the main reasons why teenage birth rates are so high. I am a good person to make a case for this topic because I have witnessed from a family member how difficult it is to be a teenager and also have to raise and support a child....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 1012 words
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Back Pain During Pregnancy: Jordanian Research Study (Including Implications for Health Professionals) - Abstract Objective: To explore the strategies used by Jordanian women to manage back pain during pregnancy Design: an exploratory descriptive design Setting and participants: 235 Jordanian women from the three regions of Jordan, aged between 18-54 years, who were pregnant at the time of the study or previously had at least one full term pregnancy. Findings: There were a number of strategies used by Jordanian women in the sample to manage back pain of pregnancy, mostly were non-pharmacological strategies....   [tags: Antenatal, pregnancy, nursing, medical]
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Teen Pregnancy - Every year approximately one million teenage girls become pregnant in the United States. Of theses pregnancies only 13 percent are intended. As a result, about a third of these teens abort their pregnancies, another 14 percent lose their pregnancies to miscarriage, and the remaining 52 percent teens bear children. Of the half-a-million teens that give birth annually, 72 percent are unmarried and 75 percent are giving birth for the first time. More than 175,000 of these new moms are age 17 years or younger....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Essays]
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Preventing Teenage Pregnancy Preventing teenage pregnancy has been a goal for many years now. Statistics have tried to keep up with the change in the teenage generation. Many people have different opinions on the subject of teen pregnancy, because to some people teens seem to be getting pregnant expeditiously in these times. People fail to realize that having a baby is a privilege to many people and not a problem. Many people take having a baby as a lightly. Getting pregnant and having a kid has many pros/cons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Pregnant Essays] 1201 words
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The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children - There are many obstacles for children of teenage mothers to face. These children have serious disadvantages in contrast to those children who come from nuclear families. Often they lack a father figure, have a high poverty rate, and there are incidents of depression and mental health problems. Many people are blaming the sex education programs in schools and the additional federal aid being offered to single parents as major causes for the country’s high rate of teen pregnancies (Carole). Although, the real purpose of sex education and federal aid is to help empower the mother and child so they can eventually lead productive lives....   [tags: The Adverse Effects of Teen Pregnancy]
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Diabetes and Pregnancy - ... There are also complications for the baby. During the delivery, the child has a higher risk of experiencing birth injury including shoulder dystocia and damage to the spinal nerves (Catalano 2011). The babies can also experience jaundice and respiratory complications. Larger weights for gestational age is also commonly observed in pregnancies with Type II diabetes. In the same study discussed above, fifty-six percent of the infants were recorded to be larger for gestational age (Clausen et al., 2005)....   [tags: disorder, glucose level]
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Teenage Pregnancy and the Media - There is a great debate on whether or not mass media has an influence on teenage pregnancy. A study done by the RAND Corporation shows that teens are twice as likely to have sex or engage in sexual acts if they see similar sexual behavior in the media. Many objects in the media that involve sex target teens. Reality TV shows and teen dramas often portray the "cool kids" as the ones who are having sex (Chandra).Today’s teens are highly influenced by what they see in the media and this can change their behavior and choices....   [tags: Media ]
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Teenage Pregnancy in the US - Teen Pregnancy: A New Option of Prevention According to the Center for Disease Control, teen pregnancy has seen a slight downward shift in the past few years. However, this is not to say that the epidemic is somehow getting itself under control. In fact, the CDC reported that a much higher rate of teen birth, sexually transmitted diseases, and abortions are much higher that those of other western industrialized countries. There are several factors that plays a huge role in decreasing these amount of teen pregnancy and can be easily remedied when plans are implemented that actually work....   [tags: Consequences, Prevention Program] 794 words
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The Effects ofTeen Pregnancy in Teenagers - ... Although finishing high school and getting the diploma is a huge weight off of their shoulders, on the other hand son and daughters of teen parents are at a huge disadvantage to those whose parents aren’t teens. There are many disadvantages to children of teen parents. Having them at a young age shows them that if their parents can do it, so can they. Every parent wants what’s best for their children, and if they have them while being a teen it’s not giving them the best. Most teen parents can barely supply the everyday needs for their new born baby....   [tags: 16 and pregnant, pregnant teens, teen parents]
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Teen Pregnancy: The Road to Ending it. - Teen pregnancy is a topic that does not shock any human to hear about anymore. Humans are accustomed to teen girls having children earlier in life because teen pregnancy has become so typical. For this reason, teens see nothing wrong with having sex with each other. Due to this assumption, many teenage girls are becoming pregnant and the lives of teenagers having sex are changing dramatically. The biggest way to bring an end to this problem is to make abstinence only education mandatory in every elementary and high school in the country....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Media Influence of Teenage Pregnancy - “In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 305,420 babies born to females in this age group” (Hamilton). Teenage pregnancies were once regarded as normal. Women were once expected to be married and have a family at a young age to ensure lifelong stability. In modern times, teenage pregnancy is considered a taboo subject. MTV began a reality television show in 2009 that popularized pregnancy amongst adolescent females. There are many factors that add to the risk of becoming pregnant during adolescent years, but glamorizing the subject has shown to be the top reason....   [tags: teen mom, abstinence]
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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas - Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]
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Teen Pregnancy and Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. It is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but it also has a consequential impact on society. Reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies would promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (“National Data”). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Teratogens and Prevention During Pregnancy - ... A hazard linked with smoking is that the nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive. Therefore refraining from smoking may not be as easy as refraining from a social drink. Abruptly quitting smoking can lead to nicotine withdrawals that can cause stress, irritability, headaches, nausea and a host of other complications that can be a threat to an unborn baby. Although Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a healthier alternative to smoking, it may not be safe for your child in adulthood because research is still being conducted (Bruin 364-74)....   [tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, poor functioning]
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Teen Pregnancy and Graduation Rates - ... Learning how to build strong relationships and keep them are also lessons covered. Those that choose to be abstinent often -increase their self-esteem, because they have made a decision and chose to stick with it (Kittleson 92) Delaying sex is the number one reason abstinence is recommended. Furthermore postponing sex aids in the prevention of emotional distress. Becoming intimate with someone often initiates emotions. When you have sex there is an emotional bond that takes place. When that bond is broken, damage is done and it hurts (The Abstinence Resource Center)....   [tags: sexual intercourse, abstinence, STDs]
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Theories Related to Teen Pregnancy - The concept of comprehensive social intervention has been defined as the process of identifying social problems in an attempt to eradicate them. In looking at the broad range of social characteristics and the behavior associated with teen pregnancy, it is obvious that the emphases placed on the effort to recognize and alleviate teen pregnancy can be celebrated through the effectiveness of education, family planning, and abstinence. However, the attempt to analyze and deal with the cause-and-effect relationship with teen pregnancy is an attempt in understanding the social world itself....   [tags: Health ]
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Teenage Pregnancy and Social Exclusion - There are corresponding meanings to the concept of social exclusion as people have different views. It is often defined as people who exclude themselves from mainstream society through their own form of action and values in which they believe. However, as practitioners accumulate knowledge and experience they will begin to define social exclusion (Pierson, 2009, p.5). Social exclusion causes individuals to become disadvantaged; this is not just within the economy but through other extents such as education, culture and being a citizen within society (Bonell et al, 2003, p.871)....   [tags: Social Exclusion: Adolescents]
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Ultrasounds: A Necessity During Pregnancy -  When a mother finds out she is pregnant it is a wonderful experience. Most people are excited to see their first “picture” of their baby, the ultrasound. Even more exciting is getting an ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby. But ultrasounds are useful for more than just getting that first image of the fetus or finding out whether it is a boy or a girl. While it is something most parents dread finding out when pregnant, an ultrasound can also detect a birth defect. There are many different birth defects that can be detected by an ultrasound during pregnancy like Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, and abnormalities with the heart and lower urinary tract, and the importance of detecting them...   [tags: neural tube, Spina bifida, down syndrome]
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Issues of HIV and Pregnancy - ... Although, these issues are great, the risk of transmission from mother to child is actually very low. Keeping in mind that the mother keeps healthy, and follows doctor’s orders, and her medicinal regimen, chances of infecting her child are less than 2 percent. There are factors, though, that if done can increase the chances of the child contracting the disease. These include: smoking, substance abuse, infections (STIs), her clinical stage of HIV/viral load, and many more. This is why it’s very important for the mother to refrain from those activities and be closely monitored during her pregnancy....   [tags: virus transmission, HIV, CD4 cell]
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A World of Teenage Pregnancy - ... Because believe it or not teens are going to be informed on everything parents or schools are trying to protect them from anyway, whether from personal interaction or media influence. If students do learn about this information through peers and the media, they may be mislead and suddenly the idea of teaching them about sex, has become minor to the possible outcomes like STDs or becoming pregnant. Students that are required by the School Board of Education to take sexual education classes are more likely to receive and apply the information learned because they are surrounded by their peers when educated about it, this will ensure that they all receive they same knowledge, so it is not a...   [tags: affordable contraceptives, sex education]
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Increasing Rates of Teenage Pregnancy - The problem to be addressed by this proposal is the issue of teenagers pregnancy rates are increasing. Since 2007 we have steadily be rising by 1% every year (Center for Disease Control). In addition we are ranked as the number one nation in the world for having the most teenagers becoming parents. Are teenagers being prepared and educated adequately in the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the risks of pregnancies. In my experience no, just last year I had a freshman student who gave birth in October....   [tags: Sex Education] 967 words
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The Battle Against Teen Pregnancy - As the end of my senior year came to a close this past spring my friends and I were talking about all the teen moms that have either dropped out of our school or have had a baby a little bit after graduating. We started counting, not thinking it would be that high. We stopped counting once we hit twenty out of four-hundred girls (MCHS). If we kept counting instead of twenty percent it would be greater for Marine City High School, which is one of many high schools in the area. One girl in particular dropped out to have her baby and was pregnant with her second child, and she herself was only seventeen years old....   [tags: social issues, teen mom]
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Effects of Teen Pregnancy - An estimated 750,000 teens will become pregnant this year.(DoSomething.org). Since the early 2000’s, teen pregnancy has gone from unmentionable or taboo experience to one glorified in television and movies. Teen pregnancy is the heart break of America and the people it will affect. Nine out of ten people know someone who has or will become pregnant and end up going down a path of no return. Teen pregnancy ends dreams and lead teens down path of hardships, and emotionally disparity. This example has caused some people to look down on this fundable trend....   [tags: Sex Education]
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TEEN PREGNANCY & PREVENTION - Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone. The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant. Although teen pregnancy rates have dropped from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 41.7 births per 1,000 in 2003, pregnancy rates in the U.S. still are declining at slower rates than those in other developed nations (Block et al., 2005. para, 1). These sobering statistics are the basis of an ongoing battle: the fight for abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teenage Pregnancy and Prevention - ... According to Professor David Ciscel (n.d.) with the University of Memphis, teenagers who make the choice of having sex and getting pregnant will use public assistance for the first thirteen years of the child's life. Thirteen years is an extended amount of time for anyone to use public assistance. However, if an individual does not have an education and cannot get a decent job because of having a baby at a young age and not finishing school, then that person will end up depending on public assistance to make ends meet....   [tags: puberty, sex education]
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Causes of Teen Pregnancy - Research shows that teen pregnancy is steadily decreasing. It has dropped more than 44% from 1991 to 2010(Writer); however, in my community it seems to be on the rise. It’s never a surprise to hear someone discussing about a new girl being pregnant. Pregnancy use to be a precious gift, but this generation is turning it into a new trend that they perceive to be as socially acceptable. I was raised to receive an education first, marry the love of my life, and then have children. Some people may call it old fashion, but I believe that is the plan God has for everyone’s life....   [tags: Health Issues, Emotional Toll]
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Mouse Pregnancy Lab Report - Mouse pregnancy experiment Topic: The weight increase of the female mouse and fetus during pregnancy. Problem: At what rate does a female mouse gain weight during pregnancy. Background information: • Unlike humans, mice bear multiple young. • The fetus grows by cells dividing at approximately an exponential rate. • The fetus develops the most during the first trimester. Hypothesis: If a healthy female mouse gets pregnant, then excluding the weight she gains from simply growing, she will gain weight at a bit less than an exponential rate....   [tags: biology, science] 1400 words
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion - ... Minors require parental involvement during the decision process of abortion to prevent teens from making regrettable choices. Teenagers have not fully developed the maturity level an adult possesses. Where the patient is a minor, the long-standing rule is that consent is provided by the parents. This rule is predicated on a set of mutually reinforcing presumptions—minors are presumed to lack the capacity to make informed decisions about their own lives; counterbalancing this, parents are presumed to possess the wisdom and maturity their children lack....   [tags: adolescent's education, unprepared, immature]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy is the term used in reference to those young ladies who get pregnant before attainment of legal adulthood that is between 13-18 years age group. It is a circumstance under which a teenager becomes pregnant unintentionally affecting her life-span development. Teen pregnancy is a prevalent factor among many teenage women especially in their 16th to 19th birthday. Pregnant teenagers are today faced with many obstetrics problems similar to those of the women in their age gap of 20s and 30s....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - The majority of America know Oprah Winfrey a mogul, television host and producer. “But did you know she was once a pregnant 14- year- old?” I gained knowledge of this from watching Oprah’s show. Oprah stated that she lost the baby. Hence, Oprah never had to face the dilemmas experienced by Nikkole a teenaged mother whose life can be viewed on MTV’s melodrama “16 and Pregnant.” “I’ve found myself watching several episodes, mainly on snow days.” In each episode the protagonists (teen moms) introduce you to their lives as pregnant teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Adolescent Pregnancy - Abstract Adolescent marks the transition from childhood to adulthood, which is filled with a period of opportunities, challenges, changes, skills, pressures, and physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. They are faced with peer pressure, physiological and emotional changes, sexual experimentation that increases the risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. Adolescence pregnancy is common and many of them choose to keep their babies, which are reflected in the increased number of birth rates in Hispanic population....   [tags: Adolescent Sexual Behavior]
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Pregnancy in the Military -       As the United States military moves towards a more bi-gender dependant force, it will be necessary for leaders and managers to combat the growing increasing of junior enlisted pregnancies. Through leadership skills, communication, and understanding the causes of the problems, leaders will be able to lower the rate of pregnancy, henceforth, increasing fleet readiness.      To even consider any type of resolution or solution to the problem of pregnancy amongst junior enlisted members, we must first analyze the concept of fleet readiness and the units that comprise it in today’s military....   [tags: essays research papers] 1357 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy In the United States, approximately 410,000 teens between the ages of 15 - 19 gave birth in the year 2009 (“Vital Signs,” 2011). Although the teen birth rate in the United States during 1991-2009 has declined to its lowest level in the past 70 years, when compared to other developed countries lowest birth rates, the U.S. is still six to nine times higher in teen birth rates (p. 419). In 2006, over 750,000 women became pregnant; the pregnancy rate for women 15-19 years old was 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women (Kost, Henshaw, and Carlin, 2010)....   [tags: American Society]
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Teen Pregnancy - Many adolescents are sexually active today. Whether it personal decision or being forced into it, teenagers are still involved. According to Sue Christensen and Ann Rosen, of those sexually active only one in five use contraception (Christensen). These teenagers who do not use contraception set their selves up for hardships in life. Being sexually active and using contraception as a teenager is a choice that may determine the rest of your life. Is “it” really worth it. One major outcome of those sexually active is pregnancy, which leads to many other choices: adoption, abortion, keeping the child, or even terminating the pregnancy....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Activity, Abstinence] 2273 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Judge Greg Mathis author of Republicans Don’t Procrastinate argues that a parent can instill good values in a child and give them all the love and attention that they deserve, but the Republican platform of abstinence-only education leaves too much to chance and sets young people up for failure. On the other hand, Marian Wright Edelman points out in her article Teen Pregnancy in America Today that everyone - both liberals and conservatives should be able to agree that it is in everyone’s best interest when teenagers wait before making the decision to have sex, which could result in unplanned pregnancies....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Teen Pregnancy - Every year over 400,000 babies are born to girls who are younger than 19. 25% of the girls who have a child go on welfare within three years of the birth of their child. By age 22, 34% of those girls have not earned their high school diploma or GED and by age 30, less than 2% have earned a college degree (Foreman 27). I am a child born to a teenage mother, and my mom is a part 2% of girls who had a child before the age of 19 and was able to get her college degree, before she turned 30. Girls in this present time don’t understand the risk that comes with childbearing at a young age....   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Teen Pregnancy - In the 1960s and early 1970s, more unmarried women who became pregnant decided not to get married. As more teenage mothers remained single, public concern increased. Teen pregnancies were, often presented as a medical problem to be, treated with more access to clinics, birth control and abortion. There was a shift from viewing teen pregnancy as a moral problem to that of seeing it as a psychological or health problem (Adams, 1997). When we look at influences, it is hard to say what precisely is the main pressure of teen pregnancies in the United States is....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Teen Pregnancy - It has been said that teens across the world have not been receiving enough sex education. This has led to many issues with teens becoming pregnant, which most of the time is unanticipated. Teenage pregnancy has been a social problem throughout the world for a number of decades now. Many studies have been completed in several countries that pertain to the amount of teens and the types of teens who are becoming pregnant. Rates among teens had been declining for some time, but are starting to take a turn and increase....   [tags: Social Issus, Sex Education] 1042 words
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Teen pregnancy - There are many risks that teenagers take when they decide to have a child at a young age. The baby, as well as the parents, may face long-time problems from the pregnancy. These problems may include school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. Babies born to teenagers are at greater risk for neglect and abuse than those of a woman. Teenage mothers may feel like they are being demanded to do the job and they may take their frustration out on the child (When 2000). It is proven that traditional approaches to reducing teenage pregnancy rates such as sex education class or better sexual health services are not effective on their own....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex Education, health] 2071 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Another reason teenage pregnancy exists is also probably because of the teenager’s social and family background. Klein (2005) notes that there are teenagers that become sexually active because it may be the result of the teenager’s upbringing and from the environment he grew up in. Considering the decrease in American teenagers who engage in sexual intercourse, the rate and the average age of teenagers doing the act is still quite high. He cites that younger teenagers are more prone in engaging in coercive and nonconsensual sex because they are still incapable of fighting back....   [tags: Causal Factors, Preventive Strategies] 732 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy has been a problem in the United States for years. Although rates have dropped since the 1990’s, teen pregnancy rates in the United States are still higher than other western societies (Arai, 2009). Teenage pregnancy is accompanied with many negative consequences such as shortened educational experience, diminished employment, larger family size, increased risk of single- parent and poverty (Turner, 1990). Teen mothers struggle on a daily basis. In order to help them through their struggle, they can benefit from a psychoeducational group that will teach them parenting skills, social skills, and provide them with the support they need in order to maintain a healthy life style....   [tags: Social Issues, Teenage Mothers] 2122 words
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Asthma During Pregnancy: - Asthma in pregnancy is a common problem. Women, who never had asthmatic tendencies, may also experience them for the first time. Although, there are several treatments and handy home remedies to cure it, one must take the basic precautions to prevent asthma during pregnancy. Asthma may be a common problem to many women. In most cases, they do not know how to deal with asthma during pregnancy. Although there is no doubt that severe asthma attack can be harmful for your pregnancy, it can however be resolved with proper treatment....   [tags: Health Care ] 923 words
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention - The rise of the teen pregnancy rate has caused us to question the effectiveness of the prevention programs that are offered to adolescents. There have been several programs focused on preventing teen pregnancy from abstinence-only to more comprehensive sexual education programs. Abstinent-only advocates believe that abstaining from having intercourse is the only way to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy. While practicing abstinence is the only 100% secure method of reducing this rate, it is not a logical view....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act - I. Introduction With the rise of the modern age economic survival has become difficult for families based on a single income. This economic need along with modern attitudes toward gender equality has resulted in women being represented in the workforce in greater numbers. However, until the 1960’s women faced severe discrimination when trying to enter and maintain a position in the workforce. Often qualified women would be passed over for men with less experience and education. Employers were fearful that women were too emotional and were not equipped to handle the stress of the work environment....   [tags: Civil Rights, women, workforce, discrimination]
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Implications of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - According to experts approximately 9 percent of Unite State teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant every year. And even though some studies have shown that the incidence of teenage pregnancy has generally been in decline since 1991, the causes and effects of underage childbearing has continued to be a big burden on families, the public and government. Babies having babies is the simplistic way that some people have described the specter of having a baby while teenager are unprepared....   [tags: Sex Education]
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The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition During Pregnancy - Everyone knows that a healthy pregnancy requires special care. A healthy diet accompanied by moderate exercise is very important as it will cause the fetus has a great development and thus a pregnancy will be much better, but staying healthy during pregnancy depends on you, so it's crucial to arm yourself with information about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. A healthy diet is very important because the deficiency of some nutrients can cause various adverse effects for both, mother and the fetus....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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