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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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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 - ... Bridgette Anderson, a character in Burchett’s book Choices, who is really committed into being abstinent, says that she was bullied because she had no interest in premarital sex the way her peers were (Burchett 143). For some, who were in Bridgette’s case, may actually go out and have sex to just prove his/her peers wrong. That one time can cause the life of her/him or even the creation of a new life. Looking at today’s society, numerous of “young people see having a boyfriend as desirable, pleasing that person and that person’s friends is probably important to many youth” (Marín, Kirby, Hudes, Coyle and Gómez 77)....   [tags: Argumentative, Pregnancy] 1608 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] 1731 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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Health and Society: Smoking in pregnancy - ... Statistics reveal that one in three pregnant women are continuing to smoke, in spite of the current social policies and campaigns that are in force to help them quit. Campaigns including NHS smoke free, NHS stop smoking services and local stop smoking clinics drop in where women can speak to a representative for help and advice on how to stop smoking. Research shows women feel the need to smoke due to the following factors; stress, anxiety and predominantly to help with weight loss. Research identified that more than 17% of women smoke during pregnancy in England and Wales .Whilst, a staggering 45% of women in their twenties were found to smoke in their pregnancy (BBC News Health 2011)....   [tags: Health, Tobacco, Pregnancy]
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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - ... Some options of birth control are: the birth control pill, the patch, the birth control shot, and male and female condoms are most common ones. This is a great way to prevent pregnancy because although they may be involved in sexual activity, they have other options to continue with their own choice, and not become pregnant. Comprehensive sex education has many other ways of helping teens realize their options and to learn how to relate to others. They can learn ways to deal with situations, and how to communicate with other in effective ways....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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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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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 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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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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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 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 in America - Teen Pregnancy in America Works Cited Not Included 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....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Social Issue Essays] 2470 words
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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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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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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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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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Fixing the Teenage Pregnancy Problem: A Humble Suggestion - ... The enforced sterilization I suggest is much tamer than any implemented by a totalitarian nation. Unlike the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring passed in Germany during the summer of 1933, my proposal is much more modest. The mentally retarded, mentally ill, epileptic, blind, deaf, and physically deformed would not be required for fixing, I merely propose that men who fall under a specific income and intelligence criteria be sterilized through the means of a vasectomy....   [tags: Sex Education, health, teen pregnancy]
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Pregnancy - Pregnancy There are a number of things that must fall into place in order to have a baby. The creation of a human being requires the right environment, the right factors, the right timing, and a great deal of luck. The first step occurs when an egg cell from a woman unites with a sperm cell from a man to form an embryo the beginnings of a human being. This process is called conception. After conception comes the process of fertilization, which is the process in which sperm cells must be present in the woman's reproductive tract at the time the egg enters the fallopian tube....   [tags: essays research papers] 1372 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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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 - ... The mother also risks the life of the baby due to the premature birth. The teen mother experiences a tremendous dilemma after realizing that some physical changes are substantiating her pregnancy. Mostly such teen’s lacks the courage to explain what they are going through to her parent. Generally, many perform their duties routinely as they lack the knowledge of what is awaited from their womb. Nature takes its cause and before the parent realizes the pregnancy, abortion becomes an option to many teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... “Why?” Those nations provide their teenagers with far more sex education, more access to birth control, and superior health institutions (Kornblum, 2009).Teen pregnancy has sparked major debates along party lines for decades. The most recent one was between Sarah Palin of the Tea Party and the Democratic Party over the disclosure of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, Sarah’s teenaged daughter. "Conservative groups cite teenage pregnancy in the United States as a social problem.” “Teenage Pregnancy is a problem that has developed because of the disintegration of the traditional family,"(Cherry, Dillon, & Rugh, 2001, p....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Adolescence 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: Prenatal Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... Furthermore, these children are troubled with poor school performance, and may even become victims of abuse and neglect (p. 557). Teen pregnancy is directly correlated with certain determinants of health, especially socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and level of education. Becoming pregnant as a teenager occurs more often in lower socioeconomic classes than any other class noted. A longitudinal study done in Great Britain explains how the risk of becoming a teenage mother is almost 10 times higher among the adolescent whose family is in the lowest social class than the adolescent whose family is in the highest class (Singh, Darroch, & Frost, 2001)....   [tags: American Society]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... From 1972 to 1990 the pregnancy rate increased per one thousand women from 95 to 117. As stated early the birth rate went down in these same years due to the abortion rate increased from 19 to 41 (Luker 196). In their bizarre way of thinking, this may have helped their situation but they gave no thought to the health and well-being of the unborn child. Choices before pregnancy There are two choices a teenager has before she has the chance of becoming pregnant. There is the obvious choice of abstinence....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Activity, Abstinence] 2273 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - ... Abstinence-only education leaves too much to chance and sets young people up for failure. It does not give them realistic choices to make respectable decisions. Mathis feels that if a class that talks about the importance of condoms could prevent an unplanned pregnancy, why not add it to the school’s program. Removing it from the curriculum does not discourage young people from having sex; it puts them at risk for unwanted pregnancies and STDs when having sex. Edelman claims that teenage pregnancy is everybody’s problem and not just one political party or another....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... (Foreman 27) Programs such as PREP and the Abstinence Education Program are not the only ways to lower the teen pregnancy rate. There something that all girls can do in their everyday life, by just dating someone their own age. According to the conservative lobbying organization Family Research Council, studies in the US indicate that age discrepancy between the teenage girls and the men who impregnate them. Teenage girls in a relationship with and adult are more likely to become pregnant than a girl who is dating someone their own age....   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... The third for me is the lack of communication between parents and children about sexual issues this is the primary factor contributing to teen pregnancy, no matter how many educational programs that may be presented to teen’s, parents are the best educators for their children. I would suggest that parents take the well-being of their children out of the hands of the government if they can have no input into how the program is developed. the programs offered, are, generalized to meet the needs of the majority, and not each individual community or family....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... There are news stories, 20/20 studies, and even shows that follow the lives of pregnant teens. T.V. shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom try teaching viewers what troubles a teen mother faces. The realism of these shows can be misleading and can give other teens false truths about what a teen motherhood is really like. For many of the studies on teen pregnancy, Canada, England, and the USA are compared to each other because they have many of the same standards. “Despite declining birth rates over the past few decades, the United States continues to have the highest teen pregnancy rate of all industrialized countries” (Crittenden CP et al, 2009)....   [tags: Social Issus, Sex Education] 1042 words
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Teen pregnancy - ... Depression can affect both the father as well as the mother, and their stressors may be different. Teen parents are often perceived as having inadequate coping skills and social support. One of the most alarming findings noted by Buchholz and Korn-Bursztyn was the high rate of depression and stress in teen mothers. One study found their suicide rate to be seven times that of non-mothers. The difficulty of competing developmental crises--adolescent transition, child bearing, and possibly marriage or leaving home--leave the teen mother open to significant life stress that can impinge on her parenting ability....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex Education, health] 2071 words
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Teen Pregnancy - ... Teenage mothers are more prone to developing depression. However, receiving social support can decrease the amount of stress the teen experiences. When the amount of stress is decreases, the risk of birth complications also lowers (Turner et al., 1990). It also decreases depressive symptoms post birth. Many teen mothers lack the support they need when they are going through this stage of life. While learning new skills, the teens are also able to gain a new support system. Turner et al. (1990) defines support as the presences of stable human relationships....   [tags: Social Issues, Teenage Mothers] 2122 words
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Pregnancy Discrimination - Pregnancy Discrimination There are many issues to consider in pregnancy discrimination. The well-being of the child, the well-being of the mother, employer/employee relations, as well as gender issues. There are however several State and Federal laws that protect people against pregnancy discrimination. Two of the Federal laws are the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was an amendment to title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....   [tags: Gender Discrimination] 540 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Over the past few years teenage pregnancy rates have grown substantially. More than one million teenagers will become pregnant this year in Canada, and the number is growing. Many socioeconomic factors influence pregnancy rates, such as; different races, different religions, financial status, education and family background. Another influence is the sexual education children are receiving or not receiving at school and at home. While the problem of teenage pregnancy is acknowledged, solutions are coming slowly....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy is a major problem in the United States. There are significantly more teenage pregnancies in the United States than all other developing countries (Cleo & Moore, 1995). According to The Complete and Authoritative Guide: Caring for Your Teenager, out of every five women under twenty, two will become pregnant. Teen pregnancy rates have increased 23% from 1972 to 1990 (Napier, 1997) In order to come to a solution it is important to examine why teenage pregnancy is so high in the United States....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Teen Pregnancy - Prevent Teen Pregnancy After reading Martha Balash’s article, Schools Can Help to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Balash has put time and effort into this proposal on stopping Teen Pregnancy. I think Balash’s introduction is very effective because she goes straight to the facts. She doesn’t try to mislead you with any false facts. She goes straight to the point and the point is to prevent teen pregnancy. Balash tells that schools has more influence over teen pregnancy than what the public thinks....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 696 words
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Teen Pregnancy - 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: Motherhood Reproduction Essays]
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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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Teenage Pregnancy - In the US, teen pregnancy rates have been decreasing in the last decade even though current rates remain twice as high as those found in other industrialized nations (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1994). In spite of decreasing rates, among African American teenagers, the pregnancy rate is particularly high. In 1996, the pregnancy rate was 178.9 per thousand among African-American females aged 15 to 19 years, compared with a pregnancy rate of 82.6 among whites (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1613 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990's than they were only a decade ago. The United State's teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. Recent statistics concerning the teen birthrates are alarming....   [tags: Adolescents Sex Pregnant Essays]
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Teen Pregnancy - In this day and age the rate of teenagers who become pregnant has substantially increased. I myself am not one of them, but having a few friends who became pregnant at a very young age I've learned quite a bit about it. Now, I am not saying that teenage pregnancy is wrong or right. For some teenagers it could be a very joyful experience if they are mature enough to handle it. It can teach them lessons about life and responsibility. For the less mature teens though, it's a disaster. In that case, they shouldn't have been having sex in the first place if they weren't up to facing the consequences....   [tags: Teenager Pregnant]
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Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy There are a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school. What could I have become. Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first. Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. They don’t think that the aftermath of their irresponsibility can lead to pregnancy. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. The teen doesn’t fully understand that all free time is lost, that she will have to find some way to support herself and the child, and that any of her aspirations for future plans are now drastically changed....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy, it’s one of the growing problems in today’s society. Teens today have more problems than ever, and in many cases the parents mistake signs of the problems for mere puberty phase. Beginning problem, which often trigger the others, seem to be families. Deeply religious families are most often heavily strict, and that prevents the teenagers to be informed about real life and what are they getting into. When that kind of person gets in a situation where his or her peers are more experienced then them, the outcome is a pressure....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 484 words
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Pregnancy Prevention - Pregnancy Prevention Introduction: Pregnancy is not always a planned or wanted event in peoples lives, and so we have man made ways to prevent pregnancy from happening. Everyone has the freedom of choice, both male and female, so therefore there are both male and female methods of contraception. There is an expansive range of contraception methods world wide, and they can be as extreme as being operated on, such as having a tubal ligation or a vasectomy. The more minor options are using condoms or taking a type of contraceptive pill....   [tags: Papers] 1839 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex education in schools and the addition of more federal aid for single parents are major causes for the country's high rate of teen pregnancies....   [tags: Social Issues Pregnant Sociology Essays] 1391 words
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - ... They also support the use of contraception’s and provide the proper information of the different techniques. (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, About Us) Ultimately the National Campaign provides more and better education to the teens that this affects such as the parents, the young adults; everyone, and anyone who could be affected by this social problem. Another suggestion besides The National Campaign is “Advocates for Youth”. They are an organization that is publically funded....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Effects of Teen Pregnancy - ... From this government is taken a risk as getting looked upon as approving teen pregnancy in this country. Every time the government gives a mother or guardian help with assists they are making the world debt go up. Over all since teen pregnancy has gone up, so has child support. Some teen mothers feel if they cannot keep their child’s father in a relationship with them than, they will use the next best thing the child. Every time a child gives birth to a child they are losing their and their children....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teenage Pregnancy and the Media - ... Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, was on the cover of many magazines during her pregnancy. After the pregnancy, she participated in the show, “Dancing with the Stars.” This leads teens to believe that being a mom might make it easier to open up doors to new opportunities. By showing less pregnant teenagers in the media, we will reduce the risks of having teenagers believe that they can live a glamorous lifestyle that a celebrity lives. We need to show teens the realistic depictions of being a pregnant teen and young parent....   [tags: Media ]
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TEEN PREGNANCY & PREVENTION - ... The “In Your Care” program uses a baby simulator to teach participants the actual outcome of being a teen parent. The program uses a life like doll that resembles a new born baby. The simulator uses computer programing that can make the simulator cry randomly. Participants found out first-hand how the struggles of being a teen parent can be exhausting. The participants did not realize how time consuming an infant could be, how grandparents are not always able to baby sit, and that their social lives are affected....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention - ... Advocates for both types of prevention programs believe that they are educating our adolescents on how to prevent teen pregnancy, and that the programs that they offer are more effective. Those supporting an abstinence-only approach say that teaching anything but abstinence just encourages teens to experiment with sex. Opponents say that withholding information about condom use and birth control will only lead to unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. (http://www.pbs.org/pov/shelbyknox/) Shelby Knox is a former chastity pledger that now advocates broader sex education....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Teen Pregnancy and Sex Education - ... It found that in 1999 abstinence-only curriculum was taught more than ten years prior in 1988. Of those surveyed in 1998, 91.5 percent accounted for teaching birth control methods, in contrast to the 77.2 percent in 1999 (Darroch 1988-1999). From the survey it was concluded there was an emphasis place on teaching abstinence than birth control methods. Despite the bulk of parents who believe adolescent should know more about birth control and have greater access to it. Sex education is taught in secondary public schools, but the kind of program and subjects covered vary by area....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Teen Pregnancy and Sex Education - ... A 1999, Guttmacher Institute public opinion poll showed that people from the South were less likely to believe condom usage should be taught to junior and senior high school students (Darroch). Current Funding The cost of funding annual teen pregnancy is cumbersome. According to Behind the Family- Planning Flap in 2009, House Republicans opposed the stimulus bill because of a clause to increase state access to family planning services under Medicaid. States would have used money from taxes to create jobs, help fund abortions, and supply free preventative measures such as condoms (Washington and Sullivan A.)....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Theories Related to Teen Pregnancy - ... Table 1.2 gives the percent rate increase seen among these states. Further research revealed that the increase seen in Nevada can be attributed to the refusal of government supported family planning. Table 3.1 gives rates of pregnancy, birth and abortion among women aged 15-19, by state of residency for selected year. In comparing the two tables, the significant increase is astounding. If our conclusion is correct and the increase of teen pregnancy was due to a natural disaster then the structural-functional theory can apply to this situation....   [tags: Health ]
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Teen Pregnancy: The Road to Ending it. - ... In sex education courses, teens are taught about the condom and birth control. Though the intentions of the instructors are not to show teens sex is okay to have so early if he or she uses a condom or if she uses birth control, this is the way that certain teens will take it. However, if abstinence only education were taught to this generation, teens would be more prone to not have sex due to the promise he or she is making to him or herself. Jennifer A. Marshall states in her article featured in Investigate, “Teen girls who engage in sex are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease and depression....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Implications of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - ... In a large number of cases teenage father is either unemployed, unwilling to take responsibility or trapped in incarceration. Suffice to note that disparities in race, socioeconomic or even geo-cultural settings determine to what extent teenage pregnancy may be a problem; so also the teenage mom’s family willingness and ability to support. In Europe parents are generally more vocal with children about what they (the children) need to know about themselves as young women or men; about how to conduct themselves with the opposite sex; and how to go about sex in a safe fashion....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases During Pregnancy - ... Preventing STD/STIs among the teenagers and young adults will prove difficult if there are no better ways to measure and empirically conduct studies (DiClemente et al, 2011). Pregnant women exposed to STD/STIs extend further than just the relationship between mother and fetus but also the impact on a community. Talashek, Alba, and Patel conducted a study of adolescents in a San Francisco community and found among a group of 237 sexually active females there is a relationship between gang exposure and pregnancy which oftentimes lead to STD/STIs....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Teen Pregnancy: More Education is Needed - ... Little do they know, that they are immensely effecting their health by using abortion as a kind of contraception. According to journalist Beverly Kemp of News of the World, she writes: What is especially disturbing about this development is the fact that these pregnant teens are repeatedly getting pregnant and repeatedly receiving abortions as a form of birth control. Just having one abortion can lower a teen’s chances of being able to conceive when she is actually ready, but having multiple abortions can take a serious toll on her body....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders - Pregnancy and Eating Disorders Concerns about gaining weight and retaining a youthful figure are expressed by many pregnant women. When there has been a history of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, weight gain and body shape changes accompanying pregnancy can provoke extreme distress (Rand et al., 1987). Very little is known about the impact of pregnancy on women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Despite the fact that amenorrhea, the lack of menstruation, and infertility are common features of these syndromes, some women have been able to conceive, even at below normal body weight (Lemberg & Phillips, 1989)....   [tags: Bulimia Anorexia Pregnant Effects Papers]
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Pregnancy and Abortion among Teens - Pregnancy and Abortion among Teens During the last years the teen pregnancy's issues has become an important matter of discussion in our society. There are a lot of teen's that suffer while trying to hide the embarrassing and difficult situation that many have to confront. It is a problem that concerns all of us. Teen Pregnancy is a social problem that affects every individual in a community. Form the parents of the baby, to the baby, and the family around the teenagers. It is said that teen pregnancy leads to abortion....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Decrease Of Teen Pregnancy Rate - The overall teen birth rate has declined by 16 percent from 1991 to 1997. “All states are recording a decline and it is the sixth year in a row that the teen birth rate has declined,” stated Donna Shalala, HHS secretary of U. S. Newswire. Although the birthrate among teens is decreasing and the percentage of teenagers who have had sexual intercourse is declining, it is a multi-fauceted problem affecting today’s youth. The government is taking in to consideration all possibilities and conditions with teen births to make an affective way to prevent it....   [tags: essays research papers] 454 words
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The Underlying Causes of Teen Pregnancy - Before successfully preventing teen pregnancies among teenage girls, there are many underlying causes and facts about the dilemma that must be first exposed. Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1367 words
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