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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 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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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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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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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 Pregnancy in the United States - “Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society”. (Pregnant Teen Help, Teen Pregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teen pregnancy is all glorified. Other individuals would protest that it is too influential. Teen pregnancy is a rising social problem in the United States and among other countries. Teen pregnancy is now being publicized as multi media corporations, with shows such as “16 & Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, “Maury”, “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and “Juno”....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]
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Analysis of Article on Teen Pregnancy - Suddenly teen pregnancy IS cool. 1. Teen pregnancy is up partly because there is less of a stigma associated with teen pregnancy since there is more of a "cultural permission" to be a younger mother. The rise is also partly due to the portrayal of celebrity teens such as Jamie Lynn Spears in the media and other cultural shifts, giving teens the idea that "having a baby is the new handbag". 2. The reason the authors use allusion in the first paragraph is to show the readers that teen pregnancy is becoming a trend amongst celebrities and its sweeping teen culture along with it....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 1703 words
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 - ... 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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effects of Teen Pregnancy - An estimated 750,000 teens will become pregnant this year.(DoSomething.org). Since the early 2000’s, teen pregnancy has gone from unmentionable or taboo experience to one glorified in television and movies. Teen pregnancy is the heart break of America and the people it will affect. Nine out of ten people know someone who has or will become pregnant and end up going down a path of no return. Teen pregnancy ends dreams and lead teens down path of hardships, and emotionally disparity. This example has caused some people to look down on this fundable trend....   [tags: Sex Education]
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TEEN PREGNANCY & PREVENTION - Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone. The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant. Although teen pregnancy rates have dropped from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 41.7 births per 1,000 in 2003, pregnancy rates in the U.S. still are declining at slower rates than those in other developed nations (Block et al., 2005. para, 1). These sobering statistics are the basis of an ongoing battle: the fight for abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education....   [tags: Sex Education]
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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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Causes of Teen Pregnancy - Research shows that teen pregnancy is steadily decreasing. It has dropped more than 44% from 1991 to 2010(Writer); however, in my community it seems to be on the rise. It’s never a surprise to hear someone discussing about a new girl being pregnant. Pregnancy use to be a precious gift, but this generation is turning it into a new trend that they perceive to be as socially acceptable. I was raised to receive an education first, marry the love of my life, and then have children. Some people may call it old fashion, but I believe that is the plan God has for everyone’s life....   [tags: Health Issues, Emotional Toll]
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Teen Pregnancy in Illinois - In some regions of the world such as China, a one child policy was established due to overpopulation (Jian) . One of the reasons for overpopulation was because of the vast number of births from exceptionally young couples. Locally, in 2009, 1,991 children were born to women between the ages of fifteen and nineteen in Rock Island ("Illinois Teen Births by County") which was a shocking amount due to the dramatic drop in teen pregnancies nationwide (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 in 2009 the teen birth rate was the lowest it had been in previous decades....   [tags: china, one child policy, overpopulation]
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Teen Pregnancy - The majority of America know Oprah Winfrey a mogul, television host and producer. “But did you know she was once a pregnant 14- year- old?” I gained knowledge of this from watching Oprah’s show. Oprah stated that she lost the baby. Hence, Oprah never had to face the dilemmas experienced by Nikkole a teenaged mother whose life can be viewed on MTV’s melodrama “16 and Pregnant.” “I’ve found myself watching several episodes, mainly on snow days.” In each episode the protagonists (teen moms) introduce you to their lives as pregnant teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy is the term used in reference to those young ladies who get pregnant before attainment of legal adulthood that is between 13-18 years age group. It is a circumstance under which a teenager becomes pregnant unintentionally affecting her life-span development. Teen pregnancy is a prevalent factor among many teenage women especially in their 16th to 19th birthday. Pregnant teenagers are today faced with many obstetrics problems similar to those of the women in their age gap of 20s and 30s....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy In the United States, approximately 410,000 teens between the ages of 15 - 19 gave birth in the year 2009 (“Vital Signs,” 2011). Although the teen birth rate in the United States during 1991-2009 has declined to its lowest level in the past 70 years, when compared to other developed countries lowest birth rates, the U.S. is still six to nine times higher in teen birth rates (p. 419). In 2006, over 750,000 women became pregnant; the pregnancy rate for women 15-19 years old was 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women (Kost, Henshaw, and Carlin, 2010)....   [tags: American Society]
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Teen Pregnancy - It has been said that teens across the world have not been receiving enough sex education. This has led to many issues with teens becoming pregnant, which most of the time is unanticipated. Teenage pregnancy has been a social problem throughout the world for a number of decades now. Many studies have been completed in several countries that pertain to the amount of teens and the types of teens who are becoming pregnant. Rates among teens had been declining for some time, but are starting to take a turn and increase....   [tags: Social Issus, Sex Education] 1042 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy has been a problem in the United States for years. Although rates have dropped since the 1990’s, teen pregnancy rates in the United States are still higher than other western societies (Arai, 2009). Teenage pregnancy is accompanied with many negative consequences such as shortened educational experience, diminished employment, larger family size, increased risk of single- parent and poverty (Turner, 1990). Teen mothers struggle on a daily basis. In order to help them through their struggle, they can benefit from a psychoeducational group that will teach them parenting skills, social skills, and provide them with the support they need in order to maintain a healthy life style....   [tags: Social Issues, Teenage Mothers] 2122 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Every year over 400,000 babies are born to girls who are younger than 19. 25% of the girls who have a child go on welfare within three years of the birth of their child. By age 22, 34% of those girls have not earned their high school diploma or GED and by age 30, less than 2% have earned a college degree (Foreman 27). I am a child born to a teenage mother, and my mom is a part 2% of girls who had a child before the age of 19 and was able to get her college degree, before she turned 30. Girls in this present time don’t understand the risk that comes with childbearing at a young age....   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Teen Pregnancy - In the 1960s and early 1970s, more unmarried women who became pregnant decided not to get married. As more teenage mothers remained single, public concern increased. Teen pregnancies were, often presented as a medical problem to be, treated with more access to clinics, birth control and abortion. There was a shift from viewing teen pregnancy as a moral problem to that of seeing it as a psychological or health problem (Adams, 1997). When we look at influences, it is hard to say what precisely is the main pressure of teen pregnancies in the United States is....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Teen pregnancy - There are many risks that teenagers take when they decide to have a child at a young age. The baby, as well as the parents, may face long-time problems from the pregnancy. These problems may include school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. Babies born to teenagers are at greater risk for neglect and abuse than those of a woman. Teenage mothers may feel like they are being demanded to do the job and they may take their frustration out on the child (When 2000). It is proven that traditional approaches to reducing teenage pregnancy rates such as sex education class or better sexual health services are not effective on their own....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex Education, health] 2071 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Many adolescents are sexually active today. Whether it personal decision or being forced into it, teenagers are still involved. According to Sue Christensen and Ann Rosen, of those sexually active only one in five use contraception (Christensen). These teenagers who do not use contraception set their selves up for hardships in life. Being sexually active and using contraception as a teenager is a choice that may determine the rest of your life. Is “it” really worth it. One major outcome of those sexually active is pregnancy, which leads to many other choices: adoption, abortion, keeping the child, or even terminating the pregnancy....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Activity, Abstinence] 2273 words
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Teen Pregnancy in America - Americans take great pride in their leadership among nations. Such a distinction becomes embarrassing however when the title is claimed for the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any developed nation with nearly one million pregnancies each year. There has been extensive research on the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy which has yielded important information about pregnancy rates and risk factors. Researchers concur that pregnancy is a time of dramatic transition. A first time pregnancy propels the mother from the status of woman to mother....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Social Issue Essays] 2470 words
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention - The rise of the teen pregnancy rate has caused us to question the effectiveness of the prevention programs that are offered to adolescents. There have been several programs focused on preventing teen pregnancy from abstinence-only to more comprehensive sexual education programs. Abstinent-only advocates believe that abstaining from having intercourse is the only way to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy. While practicing abstinence is the only 100% secure method of reducing this rate, it is not a logical view....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Preventing Teen Pregnancy with Bill Albert's Article, “Parental Influence and Teen Pregnancy - ... The article talked a little on intimate partner violence and how adolescents girls experience it before, during, and sometimes while pregnant. Majority of the information presented in the article confirmed what I have learned in class and the text book. I have learned from both the article and class that if parents have good relationship with their adolescent then that teen is less likely to have sex at a younger age. The adolescents that don’t receive the sex talk from their parents also don’t get the talk about the use of contraception....   [tags: education, unprotected sex, good relationships] 991 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Yes, It Is a Actual Thing! - Ever heard of teen pregnancy. Well guess what its an actual thing. Teen Pregnancy can happen to anyone no matter who you are. Some of us may have heard of the horror story like the 2008 Gloucester High School pregnancy pact, where 17 girls agreed to get pregnant together. Yeah, I know thats a real scare right. You have to think about why would girls agree to get pregnant. It seems ridicoulous to want to just throw away your teenage years on purpose. This could have happened because they weren’t educated enough about the issues of teen pregnancy....   [tags: birth, sex, school] 673 words
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention - ... According to Stanger-Hall, “An important first step towards lowering the high teen pregnancy rates would be states requiring that comprehensive sex education (with abstinence as a desired behavior) is taught in all public schools. Another important step would involve specialized teacher training” (Stanger-Hall). Teen pregnancies decline from the help of teachers specialized in the particular subject of teen unexpected pregnancies. This results in students being required to learn about sex by the state regardless of the parents and adolescents decision....   [tags: doctors and parents, parenthood]
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Trends in Teen Pregnancy Around the World - Teen Pregnancy has been a big epidemic this past century. Not only effecting countries like the United States , Mexico and England but also countries like Canada and Sweden. The big baby boomer epidemic started it all not only in the United states but all over the world. Many people wouldn’t think that Canada has had a problem with teen pregnancy rates but it was one of the many countries that was involved with the baby boomer era. Most people didn’t know pregnancy rates doesn’t just include live births but also abortions and fetal loss rates which many people fail to add in this category....   [tags: decrease, contraception, child, life]
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Teen Pregnancy is a Problem in the United States - Teen pregnancy is highest in the United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand compared to other countries. In the United States alone, 82% of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are pregnant or have given birth already. When other countries like Japan and South Korea is the lowest at 2.9% (Marnach; Long; Casey). There should be more realistic sex education programs in high schools and middle school, and should it contain more useful facts and information to help prevent teen pregnancy. Because of the current situation, teen parents are having challenging time finishing school....   [tags: Sex Education, Further Education]
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Teen Pregnancy Scenario - Exam Three Maizee Lamb Millikin University   Adrienne felt she had no choice in her when she harassed her family on Facebook. She was a thirteen year old girl from Illinois caught in a family feud over one very important cause: her baby. She had just recently got into a very physical fight with her boyfriend and baby’s father, Shawn, at school over who takes better care of the beautiful little baby. Once the fight occurred, the school felt that since it was a family matter, pressing battery on school ground charges would only makes issues worse....   [tags: Analysis: Arguments & Opposition]
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How the World Expresses Teen Pregnancy - How the World Expresses Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy has been a debated issue throughout America and the world for years now. Many famous people have had their say on what they think about teen pregnancy along with the media. What the media says about teen pregnancy may change a lot of people’s views on this subject just because everyone believes that what the media says is true. Now in today’s day, there is reality television shows on teen pregnancy that to some people encourages young adults to go through teen pregnancy....   [tags: media, public schools, sexual life] 1181 words
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Teen Pregnancy among the Latino Community - ... However, usually Latinas do not have role model to look up to since their family members have a low level of education and they might also be part of the group of Latinos that start family at a young age. According to the research by Patricia East, Barbara Reyes and Emily Horn, there was considerable evidence that documents “sisters of child-bearing teenagers have disproportionately high teenage pregnancy rates and birthrates” (108). Another factor related to high rates of teenage pregnancy among Latinos is a lack of Latina role models.  Latina’s do not have positive role models because the media portraits Latinas negatively, they are forced to rely on family members to fulfill those rol...   [tags: social problems, lack of sex education] 2984 words
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Reducing Teen Pregnancy With Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. This is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but also has a consequential impact on society. By reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies we could 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 would in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Teen Pregnancy: More Education is Needed - Teenage pregnancy is a rising factor throughout the world that’s caused by many unfortunate actions. Teenagers feel the need to engage in sexual activities due to peer pressure, violence and statutory rape. In some cases teens end up birthing their babies and in other cases they abort them. To help teens understand the consequences and reality of teen pregnancy, abstinence education and sex education can be introduced to steer teens in a better direction and help them to decide the appropriate outcome for their babies....   [tags: Sex Education]
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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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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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The PPACA: Obesity and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs - ... For the 40% of teen mothers in the U.S, they place this burden on society. Many teen mothers deal with decreased economic outcomes due to poor educational success (Patel & Sen, 2012, p.1063). The impact of teenage parenting on government expenditures totaled $11.3 billion in aid (Patel & Sen, 2012, p.1063). Today, expenditures of Medicare and Medicaid programs, constitute 40% of all healthcare spending (Sultz & Young, 2014, p.313). This program, aims to provide opportunities for more opportunities for teen mothers and expectant mothers to access these medical assistance programs (Boonstra, 2010, p.11)....   [tags: Pregnancy Assistance Fund]
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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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Teen Pregnancy - Every year approximately one million teenage girls become pregnant in the United States. Of theses pregnancies only 13 percent are intended. As a result, about a third of these teens abort their pregnancies, another 14 percent lose their pregnancies to miscarriage, and the remaining 52 percent teens bear children. Of the half-a-million teens that give birth annually, 72 percent are unmarried and 75 percent are giving birth for the first time. More than 175,000 of these new moms are age 17 years or younger....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Essays]
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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented According to the Students Against Destructive Decisions website there are more than 750,000 teen pregnancies a year. Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult issues that teens and their families face today. Most teen pregnancies causes both involved to take up low paying jobs, drop out of school, and continue to become more and more stressed from then on. Schools offer sex education classes, but direct it fully towards abstinence. In this decade, many more kids are becoming sexually active....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion - Teenage pregnancy significantly impacts an adolescent’s education, as well as the goals they have set for themselves. Parental involvement is sometimes overlooked by the teen while deciding if abortion is the right choice. Most teenagers have access to obtain an abortion without their parents’ permission because some states consider a pregnant teen an adult. When states consider a pregnant adolescent an adult, the teen has the authority to make their own decisions. One reason why abortion is a chosen procedure by young adults is to continue their education and receive an ideal career in the future....   [tags: adolescent's education, unprepared, immature]
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion: Young Girls Should Have The Rights To Abortion - Abortion, the termination of a fetus in a women’s early days of pregnancy, can have many benefits for women and also the fetus inside of the women. Abortion has been practiced since the 1650’s, and is still being practiced today in America. Although it used to be illegal, it became legal in 1973 after the court case, Roe v. Wade. This procedure has saved many lives over the years. Abortion can be performed surgically in a clinic, or with special pills to abort the fetus. Women should have the right to an abortion because it can save her life, she might have been raped or, taken drugs that might have harmed the fetus....   [tags: pregnancy, fetus, women]
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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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