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The Teen Mother Stigma in Education - In making decisions about how to educate children, the way we see young adults and what we come to believe about them has a major influence on the curricular and educational choices we make for them. This paper builds on an earlier analysis of how the term ‘teen mother’ is discursively used to mark girls as ‘other’ by examining the effects of the discourse on curriculum decisions and social policy, namely the separation of pregnant and mothering teens into alternative and/or supplemental programs....   [tags: teen pregnancy, ] 1259 words
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Teen Pregnancies in Hispanic Community - Childbirth is biological, psychological, and natural activities by which the human species grow into its family cycle and childbirth also have a sexual tradition. Beyond the emotions and the various phases that it creates, childbirth has specific criteria to be met on both man and woman. Their union must be founded on the reciprocal love, the biological and psychological maturation, and a developed sense of responsibility. Because of this, a pregnancy occurred early in life is becoming a situation full of social, economical and psychological difficulties....   [tags: Teen Pregnancies]
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Impact of Teen Violence - Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence] 515 words
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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy - ... Some of them look back and wish they would have waited to have sex and or wish they would have used a condom. If more teens were practicing safe sex then they wouldn’t have the problem that they have today but since people weren’t smart enough to use protection they have to suffer the consequence. Now you have to look after someone else for 18 years and depending on what type of person you had your child by you have to worry about if they are going to be a deadbeat dad or not . Most young boys are still immature and aren’t ready just yet to take up that kind of responsibility so they run away from the issue and not face reality....   [tags: beeing a teen mom] 1938 words
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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 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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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy - In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 females ranging from the age 15-19. This is 305,420 babies total born to females in this age group. Eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate shows a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000 girls. The teen birth rate has declined pretty steadily over the past 20 years. In 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. was 61.8 births for every 1,000 teenage girls, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in 2012 that’s pretty good....   [tags: teen birth rate in dveloped countries] 1183 words
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Problems with Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma - ... A policy in Obama Care is ready to offer a similar protection (“Study: Free Birth Control”). The significance of this is that given the option, women will choose the most effective birth control and take advantage of it being free. Rather birth control is free or not, more and more teenagers are starting to take caution because of the programs being offered at school about protected sex. Teenagers have little awareness about how to prevent becoming pregnant. In a news article by Daniel Armbuster, he said, “It’s all about healthy relationships....   [tags: ranked number two in teen birth rates]
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What is the Cause of Teen Violence - "Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood" (Teen Violence). As generations continue to pass, the issue of teen violence remains. Why do kids act the way they do. What factors into their violent behavior. Questions like these do not have straight answers; instead, they seek out people's differing opinions. John Leo, Mike Males, Gloria Steinem, Charlie James, Chuck Shelton, Annette Fuentes, and James Garbarino share their opinions about the controversy of teen violence through newspaper and magazine articles....   [tags: Teen Violence, Harmful Behaviors, Young Adulthood]
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Cyber-Bullying and Teen Suicide - Since Teen Suicide is the second leading cause of teenage death in the United States, there is a need for legislation that promotes awareness and education about Cyber-Bullying. by R. Hassan February 8, 2011 Fourth Period Mr. Cicala Robinson Secondary School Since Teen suicide is the second leading cause of teenage death in the United States, there is a need for legislation that promotes awareness and education about Cyber-Bullying. Due to the growth of technology in the American society, the younger generations of adolescents are adapting to the excessive use of computers, cell phones, and social-networking sites....   [tags: bullying, teen suicide, technology, teenagers]
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Character Archetypes in Teen Wolf - Teen Wolf is a television show on MTV, and is about how Scott McCall went from zero to lacrosse co-captain after getting bit by a werewolf and turning into one. Now, him and his friends try to protect everyone from the other supernatural beings they encounter. The audience of Teen Wolf is making the show prominent among other television shows with its action scenes and content of the television show, Carl Jung’s character archetypes of the ideal hero, the sidekick/ally, the caregiver, the mentor, the hunter, and the villain affect the characters’ actions....   [tags: teen wolf, mtv, tv show, scott, mccall]
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Teen Mothers Experiences - Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]
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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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Teen Cosmetic Surgery - True or false: Teens these days are bullied for their flaws and imperfections. TRUE. True or false: Teens are very insecure about their personality and their true self. TRUE. Last true or false: Teens want to change themselves and become someone better. TRUE. Teen Cosmetic Surgery is one topic that some people usually think as a positive effect in their lives. Most teens don’t realize this, but cosmetic surgery first of all, can have a really big impact in your life, whether it’s a problem or an accomplishment....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery]
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The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education to Decrease Teen Pregnancies - In the United States today, many teenage girls are facing lots of problems. New problems are rising such as an increased pregnancy rate among teenagers. Our teenage girls are less developed and unprepared for the problems which come along with their decision to have sex. It is also too early for teenage girls to become pregnant. Many teens think having a baby is some sort of joke. They believe it will never happen to them but the reality is that every time teens have sex, there is a possibility that the sperm will find its way to the egg if they do not get protection....   [tags: teen pregnancy, argumentative, persuasive]
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The State of Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Programs in Oklahoma - “Hope is the best contraceptive,” The State of Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma is crucial, which is why we are Oklahoma—the Teen Pregnancy State. Teen birthrates and increasing pressure from concerned families and health advocates, have finally prompted the state of Oklahoma to step forward and create prevention programs. The question in place is: are these programs enough to make a difference in the gradual rising of our state ranking in teen pregnancy. I have gone through great depths to discover our State’s plans to prevent pregnancies in our teens....   [tags: teen pregnancy, oklahoma, carrera program] 534 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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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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Should Schools Provide Support Teen Mothers Need to be Successful? - I believe that all schools have the responsibility of providing a proper education to all students and that it is their duty to help students succeed, but only to an extent. If a teen gets pregnant then i feel that it is their responsibility to take care of their child and find ways to balance out school as well as parenthood. But they shouldn’t be forced to do this alone; Schools ought to provide enough support for teen mothers to be able to succeed. So i strongly feel I have to support the argument that if a teen gets pregnant then it is their responsibility to care for their children....   [tags: equality for every student, teen pregnancy] 548 words
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Teen Alcoholism -      “In 1991, a study by the United States Surgeon General’s office stated that 8 million out of the 20.7 million young people in grades 7 through 12 drank alcoholic beverages every week. It went on to say that 454,000 of those youngsters reported weekly binges (Claypool 21).” In the United States and all over the world underage teens are drinking, and it may be because they just don’t know about alcohol and its effects (Monroe 56). Underage or teen drinking is a major problem today that is increasing more and more, and something needs to be done to stop this increase and to control the number of underage drinkers....   [tags: Teen Drinking] 1852 words
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Life After Teen Suicide - As a teenager, there's nothing better than when the weekend rolls around. A full week of responsibilities can seem like torture at the young age of 16. However, unlike a typical Friday night of partying, I chose to trade the excitement for an uneventful night of movies and junk food. Little did I know this weekend was to be anything but uneventful, and would soon turn my world upside down. Lying in my bed I began to doze off until I heard the familiar sound of an incoming text message. "Wanna hang out tonight?...I'll pick you up there's a party," Andrew tried to persuade me to brave the bitter January cold....   [tags: Teen Suicide] 529 words
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Teen Marriage Speech - I. Intro: Marriage is one of the most important commitments to be made in life. When a person marries someone, it should be a mature and responsible decision. It should be a long-lasting commitment; it should be a happy and fulfilling relationship filled with communication, love and respect. People seem to take this commitment all too lightly in today's generation. Teenagers are getting married because they are pregnant, they feel they will never find love again, or because it seems convenient to them at that time....   [tags: Teen Marriage Speech] 338 words
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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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Kentucky's Youth and Teen Smoking - At a local Kentucky convenience store you can buy a pack of Marlboro cigarettes for about $4.50. For the same price as a cheap lunch a teenager can continue a nicotine addiction for another day. Smokers in Massachusetts, however, can expect to pay over ten dollars for a single pack of smokes. At ten dollars per pack an average smoker in Massachusetts can expect to pay over $3,000 a year. This is one of many reasons why Massachusetts's YRBS rating (a scale to rate the amount of smokers in high schools) is a low 16.0, giving Massachusetts the 10th lowest score out of 43 states rated....   [tags: Teen Smoking, Tobacco] 1027 words
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Teen Cosmetic Surgery is Ugly - Growing up in a close-knit community, I was raised to stay firm to my morals and always strive to do my best and represent my family respectfully. My parents were never demanding of perfection; all they wanted was for me to do my best and be myself. Growing up, there was always peer pressure to conform and follow along with all the hot new trends. Anywhere from the newest electronics to the trendiest, expensive clothes, I wanted it all. This was all a part of growing up. However, there are exceptions....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery‎] 1045 words
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Reduing the Rate of Teen Pregnancy - ... One of the effects of teen pregnancy is depression due to the many fluctuating hormones. The loss of any supports from friend or colleagues throughout the pregnancy cycle leaves the mother feeling alone. Parents don’t know what to do and are unprepared to deal with their child’s pregnancy. A second effect of teen pregnancy is financial issues especially if the teen is not receiving help from anyone. Exhaustion is another effect of teen pregnancy. Going to college and trying to raise a child at the same time is extremely tiresome and stressful....   [tags: education, depression, baby ] 751 words
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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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Teen Pregancy in the United States - ... “Teen pregnancy has major consequences when it comes to people in your life. They could lose respect for you or just not support the idea,” (Jazmin Aburto). Many teens lose friendships due to major life differences between normal teens social life and a teen mothers social life. Because of the risk factors of teenage pregnancy, “many teen mothers become depressed over time”(Jazmin Aburto). This depression is not related to separation depression common in new mothers. “Teen mothers are seven times more likely to commit suicide” (12 Studied effects of Teen Pregnancy)....   [tags: internet, physical health, social life] 852 words
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The Phenonmeon of The Teen Mom - Teen Mom II is the second incarnation of MTV's number one rated reality mini-series 16 and Pregnant. The show documents the lives of four teenage mothers as they struggle to cope with the every day challenges, financial and emotional, a woman faces while raising her first infant child. All while trying to navigate through the journey of adolescence. Once catering primarily to the music oriented teenage consumer of the 1980s and 1990s, MTV has since reinvented itself as a reality television repository for tweens, teens and young adults....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Is Teen Pregnancy a Problem? - ... Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school than non-pregnant teen girls. Most teenagers that become pregnant end up dropping out of high school or college and most likely don’t finish school. For example the average college graduating student makes more than the average high school dropout. Only 34% of teen mothers that don’t finish out school don’t get to receive their diploma of GED. Sadly less than two percent of teen mother drop outs get their college degree by age 30. The average teen mother drop out costs the nation about $260,000 in taxes and lost earnings that they have to pay back to the schools (Americas Promise Alliance)....   [tags: issues in Oklahoma, sex education]
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The Importance of the Parent-Teen Relationship - Parent-teen relationships are among the most important in a youth's life. Whether a parent is providing love, criticism, or old-fashioned rulemaking, the structure and stability of a healthy parental relationship with teens can make a huge impact on their stressful adolescent lives. In Speak, a healthy parent-teen relationship could have meant the difference between swift justice and months of harassment. Mothers, fathers, and family communication in general are all important in unique ways. The mother-teen relationship is one of the most important relationships a child can have....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - ... Some teenagers experience psychological issues when the family is not supportive of the pregnancy. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as mentioned by Miranda-Diaz & Corcoran (2012), teen pregnancy is the population with the highest sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These complications can be due to lack of education. Without the proper use of birth control and condom and/or have access to them, a teenager is at higher risk for HIVs and teen pregnancy. Complications experienced by teen pregnancies can be placenta previa, premature delivery, anemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and toxemia....   [tags: unsafe sex practices]
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - ... In Koshar n.p). Girls from lower socio-economic areas are more likely than girls with better socioeconomic statuses to become pregnant. These are girls who are looking to fit due to peer pressure or have emotional needs and are more likely be impulsive and to look to become a mom to find meaning or love in a world where they do not see other options. In the United States, we need to teach our teens the consequences. These consequences can range from their future stability to actual life threatening situations....   [tags: lack of education, parents] 1208 words
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The Causes and Prevention of Teen Suicide - “Sixteen-year-old Andrea was told to stop and talk to her Math teacher after class. Andrea knew what was coming because her grades had been slipping in the last few months. After the teacher told Andrea she was planning to call her parents for a conference, she was filled with despair. Andrea never went to her next class. Instead, she went to the girl’s bathroom and using a nail file, slashed her wrist. Andrea was found by another student a half hour later and was rushed to the hospital. Andrea didn’t die, but she wanted to.” (McGuire 8) Before the mid-1970s, teen suicide appeared to be a rare happening....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 551 words
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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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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US - Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US Teen pregnancy and abortion are two contemporary social issues within our nation today. With raising rates in both matters, it is easy to see why they may be such controversy. In sociology, thinking about the way humans interact with one another and in their worlds is important. With these two presented topics, focusing on gender inequalities, poverty, group prediction and social location may have a substantial amount of influence on the increased rates we are seeing within the last few years and present time on teen pregnancy and abortion....   [tags: Social Issues, Societal Issues]
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - In today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teen pregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through....   [tags: negative stereotypes]
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Controlling the Issue of Teen Pregnancy - ... The U.S. teen pregnancy, birth, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and abortion rates are substantially higher than those of other western industrialized nations. Non-Hispanic black youth, Hispanic/Latino youth, American Indian/Alaska Native youth, and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth of any race or ethnicity experience the highest rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth. Together, black and Hispanic youth comprised 57% of U.S. teen births in 2011 (CDC, 2012). There are many organizations around that are available to try to help keep this social problem under control....   [tags: ethnicities, planned parenthood, prevention] 644 words
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Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System - Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Most people in their late teenage years and early twenties, with the drive to be successful, are or should be in college. Instead, a large number of young women today are putting their life on the back burner because they are pregnant. With the recession going on in the United States, supporting and raising a baby while taking care of one’s self has become very strenuous....   [tags: Teenagers, Money, Babies, Adults]
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Taking a ook at Teen Pregnancy - ... I can proudly say that my son is now graduating from high school and he has grown up to be a very respectful young man. I had seen my cousins’ struggle with their teen pregnancies as well but no one had actually ever sat me down to talk to me about it. Although teen pregnancy has since been on the decline about 3 in 10 teen girls will still get pregnant in the United States. Statistics also show that about 25% of teen moms will also have a 2nd child in their teen years. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school....   [tags: social problems] 736 words
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The Phenonmeon of Teen Mom - Teen Mom II is the second incarnation of MTV's number one rated reality series 16 and Pregnant. The show documents the lives of four teenage mothers as they struggle to cope with the burden of childrearing in a financially demanding society while trying to navigate through the journey of adolescence. Once catering to a music oriented teenage consumer, MTV has reinvented itself as a teen reality television powerhouse, with many of its reality shows, including Teen Mom II, consistently dominating in the ratings....   [tags: Television Review]
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Problems of Teen Pregnancy Rates - The teenage pregnancy rate has declined at a steady rate since the 1990’s, however it still remains the highest of any developed country in the world. Every year approximately 900,000 US teens get pregnant. Even though teen pregnancy rates have dropped 8% from 2010 to 2012, the problems around the issue have only continued to grow. People disagree about the impact and seriousness of teen pregnancy and the other potential problems society has to face. However, no one can argue that teen pregnancy is good for society, so attempts must be made to continue to decrease the teen pregnancy rate....   [tags: society, education, finanical, health] 1522 words
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The Prevention of Teen Pregnancy - Approximately one million teens get pregnant and give birth every year in the United States. Eighty percent of those births are to unmarried teens (ProQuest). There are serious consequences for teen pregnancy for the child as well as for the mother. The opportunity to a bright future dwindles down with such a high responsibility; a child. Many teens who end up pregnant do not finish high school and are less likely even consider going to college. Another effect of teen pregnancy is that both mother and child become apt to health issues....   [tags: birth, child, mother, future]
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The Decrease of Teen Pregnancy in America - Studies show that within the last seven years there has been a dramatic drop in the number of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy is best known as, the act of getting pregnant between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. Teen pregnancy does not come with much of a history. In the past, (mostly in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s) it was common for girls to be married between the ages of fourteen and sixteen and give birth not long after. Some girls were having babies as young as thirteen and fourteen years old....   [tags: education, sex ed, abstinence, law]
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Teen Pregnancy Cause and Effect - When you think of teen pregnancy, you probably think that there isn’t a positive thing you could say about it. Actually, there is one big thing people can get out of teen pregnancy, better education about sex and pregnancy. There are many things that contribute to this issue, shows like sixteen and Pregnant and Teen Mom are glamorizing teen pregnancy, which is actually a big issue and the blame should be placed on the parents and media. Peer pressure by friends can play a factor into the issue, if a child hangs out with a group of people that are sexually active, 9 out of 10 times that child is too....   [tags: peer pressure, reality shows]
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Teen Pregnancy: How to Prevent It - ... Latinas should also be a main focus when trying to do so. Teens should be able to easily access valid information about adolescent motherhood through schools, outside programs, parents, and any other trusted source. Technology such as apps can have an effect on teens when helping to remind them of contraceptive use. One program that has joined the effort in preventing young adult pregnancy is the Healthy Families America (HFA) intervention program. HFA is a home visiting program that has continuously helped to reduce the amount of adolescent mothers with harsh parenting behaviors or those who act inappropriately while pregnant or raising a child....   [tags: motherhood, education, solutions]
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Teen Pregnancy: A Problem for Society - The problem with teenage pregnancy is it requires intervention from society. This debate is from the perspective of teens, and absent from the medical, ethical, and political views on teen pregnancy. According to Jewell, Tacchi, & Donovan, (2000), teen pregnancy is not a problem for teens themselves but more of a problem for society. The large numbers of unintended pregnancies are among unmarried teens. A number of teens do not want to become pregnant, although some are not opposed and other has ambivalent attitudes (Bruckner, Martin, & Bearman, 2004, p....   [tags: risk factors, health care programs] 1188 words
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The Social Acceptance of Teen Pregnancy - ... Many people turn blind eye because the child so desperately wants to be treated and considered an adult that they fail in helping them to prevent in reckless activities. Many people will argue that to them some parents treat their children like they are friends. Parents sometimes fail to identify when they need to assert authority when allowing decisions to be made by their teens. Some spiritual principles scowl upon contraceptives. With contraceptives being frowned upon in most conservative Southern states, more teens are likely to become pregnant before they are seventeen years of age....   [tags: premarital sex, gender roles, media] 994 words
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Teen Pregnancy and Graduation Rates - Teen pregnancy is surprisingly decreasing over the years. According to Farber, “the most recent studies have shown that there has been a decrease in the rate of pregnancies among all teenagers and among sexually active teenagers (16). Although this issue seems is decreasing this is still a problem faced by many teenage girls today. Each year, 7.5 percent of all 15-19 year old women become pregnant (Maynard 1). Not only does this issue affects the pregnant teen but it also affects the economy. Teen pregnancy affects graduation rates....   [tags: sexual intercourse, abstinence, STDs]
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Social Workers and Teen Fathers - ... Second, Neeting et al. (2012) determine community characteristic by, space, social problem, shared values and oppression and discrimination experienced. Third, Netting et al. (2012), identify the community structure, in terms of power, resources available, service and deliveries and patterns of resource control. Methods of data collect can be from research regarding demographics, history and current services. School, medical and human service department can be informants in the assessment. Based on the information that is found within the community the social worker can move toward policy changes creating effective services for teen fathers....   [tags: career choices, pursuing social change] 666 words
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The Consequences of Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy is a catastrophe consequence that teenagers have make just because they do not belief true love waits. What I mean by true love waits is that they are living life like if there was a limit. They believe they are in love and they start living a sexual life ignoring pregnancy and adult responsibilities that will come after pregnancy. Such as the Low-income, the responsibility that they do not have, the mature thinking they need to have and the ways to prevent pregnancy. I understand that all babies are a blessing and in all the dilemma of pregnancy, the only victim is the baby....   [tags: low income, inmature thinking, abstinence] 904 words
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - Did you know that the United State has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world?. Abstaining is the only certain way to prevent teenage pregnancy. Abstaining will help our rates goes down, and stay down. Canada has the highest rate of abortions. I would much rather have higher teen pregnancy rates, than a high abortion rates. At least we are not killing the babies in the United States. Pregnancy rates rose by 1.1% to 28.2% from 2006 to 2010. Teenagers are not physically and mentally able to be able to take a care of a kid....   [tags: abstinence, going full term, abortion]
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An Essay on Teen Suicide - ... 90% of the children who has committed suicide were not taking antidepressants. The FDA Black Box labeling created a barrier for youth and parents by scaring them away from care and contributing to decline of there treatment. The rate of teen suicide was 4.5 per 100,000. The use of antidepressants also decline after the food and administration required labels warning on everything that the children took that mite also give them suicidal thoughts. A wide range of unattended health consequences resulting from antidepressants....   [tags: bullying and depression]
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The Real Experience of Teen Pregnancy - ... I personally had varied and diversified feelings towards her, I was shocked, feeling sorry, but still appreciated her decision of coming back to school despite of fact that she was pregnant. Unfortunately, I don’t think everyone else had same thoughts about her, because honestly people are full of judgements especially at high schools. As it is rightly said that, new life brings the new memories and beginnings to the lives of those involved with the child itself, and although there has never been a sight more joyous and exciting than when a mother holds her own child for the very first time,but we can’t neglect that there is still a proper time and state for pregnancies to happen....   [tags: judgement, immature, finances] 679 words
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A Career as a Teen Model - A career as a teen model can offer lucrative work and glamorous setting, although the industry is notoriously tough to break into. Very few teen models make it to the big league and became household names, while many other teen models can earn a healthy paycheck. Try to be prepared, stay focused and avoid taking rejection too personally. Catwalk, plus-size, commercial, and swimsuit/lingerie models are the main markets, but there are various different markets in modeling. If you choose the one that you are most suitable in, it will have a major effect on your success....   [tags: parental approval, catwalk models] 706 words
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Youth Offending and The Teen Brain - The juvenile execution rate is low in the U.S. but there are still some countries that allow for youth to be killed. The brain of a teen compared to an adult’s brain is still growing and developing. “Research has shown that brains don’t look like an adult brain until the early to mid-twenties, so if your child is under 25, you are still in the teen zone.”(Ritvo, Eva M.D), so the brain is unsure on the decision making process. Immaturity is the key factor in most cases of juveniles....   [tags: juvenile execution]
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The Solution for Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Scared, stressed, and embarrassed these words describe the emotions of a young teenager who has discovered to be pregnant. Sadly, many young women between the ages thirteen through twenty have experienced these emotions in coming to terms with being a mother and having a major full-time responsibility at such a young age. The main concern with teenage pregnancy is not just the fact that a young child is pregnant; however, the concern is with what is influencing the youth to be irresponsible....   [tags: prengant, irresponsible, role, environment] 596 words
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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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A Look Inside Teen Suicide - ... Teens face changes of their bodies, feelings, and thoughts. They face new stages of fear and stress as they get closer to their future, being pushed to succeed, and have to figure out a new way to look at things. Sometimes teens go through the experience of things such as divorce, or a loss. School can become stressful and teens become overwhelmed. Sometimes, teens just feel like suicide is the right answer. Another main cause of suicide is bullying. What if you were bullied every day for the way you look, the way you dress, and even the music you listen to....   [tags: ending your own life, depression]
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Causes and Effects of Teen Suicide - ... It’s even caused families to leave their homes and move to different areas because of the feelings caused by suicide, especially for mothers. In 2011, a 14 year old girl, Sydney Sanders, committed suicide. She had attempted once before, but the problem was supposedly fixed. Unfortunately, her sister noticed the signs, and tried to warn others, but nobody would listen. "I just had to get out of there," Caleigh, Sydney’s 17 year old sister, explains. "I didn't want to wake up and have my sister be gone and me see it....   [tags: bullying, depression, awareness]
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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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Teen Bullying Must Be Stopped - Bullying in school environments is not a rare or recent development by any means. However, it would appear the intensity and consequences have reached new, devastating heights in more recent cases. I was shocked to discover that there have been five recent teen suicides from bullying, in the high school in my current city. According to one of my local news-station’s website, www.foxnews.com, in Mentor High School (Mentor, Ohio) there have been four cases of teen suicides from bullying in a little more than three years....   [tags: Education / Peer Harassment]
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Teen Suicide: Is it Preventable? - Cindy, Juliette’s mother, walked into the attic and found a sight she was not prepared for. Expecting her daughter to be sitting on the floor doing homework or watching television on the couch, but she was hanging from the wooden rafters; her face as pale as a ghost’s. Juliette was only sixteen years old and her life was now over. Looking back now, Cindy realized that Juliette had been showing signs of depression ever since her sister was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Cindy blames herself because she should have gotten her daughter counseling or some other form of help, but she thought that Juliette was still getting over her sister’s death....   [tags: psychology, adolescent behavior, depression]
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How to Reduce Teen Suicide - The word ‘Suicide,’ as defined by Merriam-Webster.com, is the act of killing yourself because you don’t want to continue living. To most people suicide is a scary word. When someone hears the word ‘suicide’ they go into a different state of mind and almost completely ignore the fact that the word was said, this needs to change. Suicide has become the third leading cause of death in humans ages fifteen to twenty-four. The only other causes higher are accidents and homicide. (Stibich). The rate of teenage suicide has grown rapidly in recent years, and the suffering communities seem to just turn a blind eye on the issue....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Trying to Reduce Teen Pregnancy - Having pregnancy prevention programs can successfully influence teenagers to use contraceptives and participate in sexual education classes and counseling to prevent pregnancy in the community to help have a less corrupt society. These types of programs help young teenagers who are pregnant or have a high risk of becoming pregnant, especially since several teenagers do not receive parental support on a regular basis. In today’s society all over the world we have young teenagers thinking it’s acceptable to be pregnant since a majority of young teenagers are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant....   [tags: pregnancy prevention programs]
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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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The Problem with Teen Sexting - ... At this point, in this incident the police believe that teens are not likely to be charge. However, a group of adolescents in Raleigh, North Carolina wasn’t that lucky. On March 14, 2014, ABC News reported in their story, North Carolina teen faces sexting charges following social media mistake. Here the story is different. A 13-year-old girl let her 14-year-old female friend have sex with a 17-year-old boy in her house and record it. The 13-year-old girl asked her why she let him video tape him and her answer was “'I don't know....   [tags: effects of social media] 922 words
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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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Unfortunate Increase in Teen Suicides - Teen Suicide Brian returns from another day of high school. This time, he got beat up by the same, usual kids and all of his belongings were missing. He remembered that his parents are not home from work, so being as an only child, he knew this was the only chance he had. He traveled down towards the basement where his dad keeps his guns for hunting. He grabs a gun and loads it. He places his fingers on the trigger and places the gun on his temple. Is it really worth it. No, never. Millions of teenagers contemplate about suicide everyday under the worst circumstances....   [tags: bullying, humiliation, victim] 1676 words
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Stopping Teen Pregnancy and STD's - ... 1998, twenty percent of states retained to teaching abstinence and fifty-one bills were being considered by state legislatures. Congress committed 250 million dollars from federal funds over five years to promote abstinence until marriage in 1996. “By the 1970’s, legislatures in the 20 states had voted to restrict or abolish sexuality education.” (Donovan). Sex education has slowly progressed to being a problem in society. Sexual education in society is being controlled as what the government want then what the people want....   [tags: abstinence, sex education, contraception]
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Article Review: The Teen Brain - The article under review in this paper is 'Neurodevelopment: How does the teen brain work?' by Kendall Powell (2006). this article appears to be credible based on the following: although the author is a freelance science writer, his work lead one to believe he knows what he is talking about. In addition, he provides several supportive resources to back up his topics. He has several other articles and writings available on the internet. However, while no educational background is available, he writing experience extends to PLoS, HHMI Bulletins, and the Los Angeles Times to name a few....   [tags: Article Review]
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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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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: unprotecte sexual activity, sexual influence] 1344 words
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Being a Teen and Pregnant - ... She claimed. The police passed by and got Sierra even more scared. She step up and call the click. “We gotta get out of here right now, we gonna be in trouble.” The group started to smell the marijuana smell. They immediately the “click” step out side. They all were in the street with no idea what they were going to do. It was 3:00 am and all this guys and girls look kind of drunk. After that everybody decide to go out to a different place. They didn’t tell everybody where they were going. So like she didn’t have other option her boyfriend proposes to go to an hotel....   [tags: a pro-life story] 998 words
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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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Contraceptives and Teen Pregnany - As countries continue to advance through the demographic transition model pregnancy rates drop due to technological and healthcare advances. The more developed countries have low overall birth rates, but among the birth rate statistics is an interesting group to study: adolescent pregnancies. In the 1980’s teen pregnancies were much more common in the United States than they are currently; this drop in teen pregnancies did not correlate with the development of the country technologically. So what might have caused this drop....   [tags: Sexuality, Birth Control]
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Plan - In the United States since the beginng of the 1990’s until 2000’sthe teen pregnancy rate has decline tremdously. Although the U.S. has decline in teen birth it still leads all countries in teen pregnancy rate rate according to the 2013 statistics 52.1 per 1000 of female’s population age group of 15-19 (HTP,2013). Where as countries such as Canada have particually a low teen pregnancy rate where on average every 20.2 out of 1000 teens become pregnant before reaching 21. For the united states to decline in leading the nation in teen pregnancy and prevation plan needs to come interwish....   [tags: abstinence, sex education]
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Reconnecting With Your Teen - When loosing a close relationship with a teen, it can make a parent feel like they have lost their best friend. Another similarity is feeling like you have a roommate instead of the warm and close camaraderie of sharing in your teen’s life. Instead of allowing the lines of communication to remain closed, there are ways to reconnect with your teen, and create an even closer relationship than before through understanding on both sides. *Communication is, of course the most important way to reconnect with your teen....   [tags: Relationships] 571 words
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Teen Smoking is Bad - Deaths caused by smoking have reached epidemic proportions. In the United States alone, 430,000 people die annually from smoking-related illnesses such as cancers and lung disease. Stephen Jay, chair of the Department of Public Health at Indiana University School of Medicine, states that tobacco’s “human toll far exceeds the Black Death of the 14th century, the global influenza pandemic of 1918–19, and the modern tragedy of HIV-AIDS.” Health care advocates, concerned about tobacco-related deaths and illnesses, have worked tirelessly to discourage cigarette smoking in the United States through education campaigns that warn the public about the potential health dangers of tobacco use....   [tags: persuasive, rhetorical, rhetoric, health] 1072 words
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