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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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Teenage Pregnancy: The Epidemic - Teenage pregnancy is an epidemic that has been highly debated and publicized during the past few decades. Although it has been statistically proven to be on the decline since the 1950s, it is still a major discussion and topic of concern especially for the health of the unborn child and the mother. The aspect of teenage pregnancy might have been approved and a regular occurrence in the 1950s, but now with the multitude of contraceptives and preventative methods it is heavily frowned upon. Throughout the 1950s, the United States was exiting and recovering from World War II and this recovery moment gradually initiated a baby boom....   [tags: sex education, unplanned conception]
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Effects of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - Effects of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States Have you experienced teenage pregnancy, or know someone who has. Approximately one million teens aged 15–19 years become pregnant each year in the United States. This translates to 40% of females becoming pregnant before they reach the age of 20 (Newsweek. May 11, 1998: 40). The issue came into effect to society during the 1950s and early 1960s, the rates of early maternity among teens reached historical peaks. When faced with a dilemma in society, teenage girl often prepare for early maternity....   [tags: abortion, education, contraceptives] 527 words
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Adolescent Pregnancy - Abstract Adolescent marks the transition from childhood to adulthood, which is filled with a period of opportunities, challenges, changes, skills, pressures, and physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. They are faced with peer pressure, physiological and emotional changes, sexual experimentation that increases the risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. Adolescence pregnancy is common and many of them choose to keep their babies, which are reflected in the increased number of birth rates in Hispanic population....   [tags: Adolescent Sexual Behavior]
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Teenage Pregnancy - Judge Greg Mathis author of Republicans Don’t Procrastinate argues that a parent can instill good values in a child and give them all the love and attention that they deserve, but the Republican platform of abstinence-only education leaves too much to chance and sets young people up for failure. On the other hand, Marian Wright Edelman points out in her article Teen Pregnancy in America Today that everyone - both liberals and conservatives should be able to agree that it is in everyone’s best interest when teenagers wait before making the decision to have sex, which could result in unplanned pregnancies....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Adverse Health Effects of Adolescent Pregnancy - ... Though the rates of adolescent pregnancy among teenagers differ by race in America, the negative outcomes of the mother do not. Adolescent mothers in America are at risk of physical complications during pregnancy but face even more adverse outcome after bearing a child. Some physical complications that adolescent mothers are at greater risk for include “premature labor, anemia […] and preeclampsia” (Kirven, 2014) to name a few. The physical complications during pregnancy can increase the chances of the mother and child experiencing health issues after birth....   [tags: teenage impregnation]
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Children having Children: Teenage Pregnancy - According to U.S. Health and Human Services, 1 in 3 girls will get pregnant before she turns twenty. Almost 1 million teens get pregnant every year. Most of these pregnancies are unplanned, and cause turmoil for the teen mother, the baby's father, and their families. (surviving an unplanned pregnancy). As that may come as a shock, those statistics are realistic and accurate. In 2012 alone there were 29.4 live births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19. (hhs.gov). U.S. teen birth rate is slightly higher than any over developed country....   [tags: unplanned pregnancies]
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Pregnancy in Our Youth: What Gives? - Throughout the past fifty years, the rate of teenagers and adolescents becoming pregnant has increased dramatically. It was believed during the time of previous generations that if you were to become pregnant, you were not fit to finish school to take care of the child. If it was even attempted to finish school, most girls would drop out anyway due to the shame set upon their peers. Now, in 2013, it is not uncommon to see a fourteen or fifteen year old who is expecting a child. We have television programs, such as, “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant” show the wonders of babies having babies....   [tags: expecting teenage mothers]
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Action Plan to Avoid Adolescent Pregnancy - Introduction Since the 1970s, many countries in the world the problem of adolescent sexuality and first sexual experience at young age appeared. To make matters worse, the trend of adolescent pregnancy became increasingly serious. From the fact sheet of World Health Organization, there are about 16 million adolescent girls giving birth every year – most in low- and middle-income countries. Among them, an estimated three million girls aged 15-19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. In low- and middle-income countries, over 30% of girls marry before they are 18 years of age; around 14% before the age of 15 and complications from pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death among girls...   [tags: sex experience, education]
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Teen Suicide - Teen Suicide Suicide is a growing problem in American culture. Sadly, teens are affected the most. Teen suicide is increasing rapidly. “About 5,000 teens in the United States kill themselves each year” (Peacock, 4). Suicide among teens is a serious and devastating crisis. More teens are taking their lives today than ever before. Teen suicide does not affect one specific type of teen; it affects any type of teen. There are a variety of reasons teens resort to committing suicide. Many people are working for the prevention of teen suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases During Pregnancy - Introduction Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) now referred to as sexual transmitted infections (STI) because some people can be infected and infecting others but never show signs of the disease. Of the estimated 12 million new cases of STD/STIs, women are diagnosed with two-thirds of those cases each year in America. Contrary to popular belief, oftentimes, women are exposed to STD/STIs after just one contact with an infected partner. STD/STIs are of particular anguish among women because of the severe and life-threatening difficulties during pregnancy (Ford & Shimers – Bowers, 2009)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Pregnancy and Abortion among Teens - During the last years the teen pregnancy's issues has become an important matter of discussion in our society. There are a lot of teen's that suffer while trying to hide the embarrassing and difficult situation that many have to confront. It is a problem that concerns all of us. Teen Pregnancy is a social problem that affects every individual in a community. Form the parents of the baby, to the baby, and the family around the teenagers. It is said that teen pregnancy leads to abortion. After many years of investigation, researchers have come to find an incredible relationship between "teen pregnancy" and "abortion"....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Repercussions of Mental Health After Terminating Pregnancy - In the overarching state of humanity, few topics are as important to the long term societal standpoint as abortion. Even more important and contested is the controversial subject of whether or not a woman will endure long term psychological effects or disorders after said abortion. This subject has been highly debated, with valid points made by both sides. It is important that we all look into these repercussions, especially since approximately 33% of women will undergo an abortion by the time they reach forty-five years old....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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A Research Study of Teenage Pregnancy Through the Years - Pregnancy often occurs among younger women between the ages of 13 through 19 years old. In 1939, there was one incident where a child at the age of five, Lina Medina, was recorded as the youngest person in history to give birth and become a mother. The data which has been collected to support the subjects above will include qualitative and quantitative information. The qualitative approach is about understanding the phenomena, answering questions, and exploring issues. This data is collected from surrounding developed and developing countries which include information from schools and hospitals....   [tags: sex, underage, disease] 1323 words
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Preventing Teen Moms from Dropping Out - Becoming a mom when you are well into your career, are financially stable, and have a support team behind you still comes with many challenges. However, many young girls are forced into a much more difficult motherhood because they acquire this responsibility while still attending high school. Being a mother enrolled in public school can be rather strenuous. Consequently, a myriad of reasons ranging from the absence of child care, to discrimination, causes approximately 60% of student moms to drop out of high school before achieving a high school diploma....   [tags: public schools system flaws]
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Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy There are a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school. What could I have become. Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first. Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. They don’t think that the aftermath of their irresponsibility can lead to pregnancy. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. The teen doesn’t fully understand that all free time is lost, that she will have to find some way to support herself and the child, and that any of her aspirations for future plans are now drastically changed....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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Teen Parenting - Why Teen Parenting should be delayed. Raising a child isn't an easy thing to do. Raising a child while the parents are still in their teens is even harder. Dealing with the day to day chores that involves a baby and trying to work and get an education is very stressful on any teen. Teen Parenting should be delayed because it is very difficult to handle, some can’t handle it. One of my friends is a teen mom, and she wouldn't wish a teen pregnancy on any teen. Trying to work, go to school, raise a baby and still having some growing up to do is nowhere near easy....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Sexual Education: Teenage Pregnancy a Global View by Andrew Cherry - “Out of sight, out of mind” seems to be the philosophy of most schools when the topic of sex is brought up. Teen pregnancy is becoming more and more common across the United States. In Andrew Cherry’s book, Teenage Pregnancy a Global View, he states “the United States has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy”. I believe it could help be prevented by revising the sexual education classes taught in late elementary school, middle school, and high school, if taught anything at all. As I recall throughout my years of schooling all I had been taught was how my body worked and what could happen if I had “sex”, a term so foreign to me I honestly didn’t know what it meant....   [tags: out of sight, out of mind, sex]
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Increasing Rates of Teenage Pregnancy - The problem to be addressed by this proposal is the issue of teenagers pregnancy rates are increasing. Since 2007 we have steadily be rising by 1% every year (Center for Disease Control). In addition we are ranked as the number one nation in the world for having the most teenagers becoming parents. Are teenagers being prepared and educated adequately in the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the risks of pregnancies. In my experience no, just last year I had a freshman student who gave birth in October....   [tags: Sex Education] 967 words
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Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy Although people look down on girls that get pregnant at such a young age and it differs from whenever you are at least in your late twenties, they are similar in many ways. For example how much you will be spending on a baby, to whether or not you will be a single mother. Also there is a lot of different things from teenage girls then girls that are done with college and know what they want to do the rest of their lives. Girls that are capable to take care of a baby. Maybe they aren’t married or anything but you don’t have to be married to have a baby....   [tags: Abortion, Parenting, Sex, Love]
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The Real "Teen Mom" - Why are so many young girls becoming mothers before they reach adulthood and who is to blame. Do we blame parents for not speaking openly about the subject of sex and how to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Do we blame the school’s curriculum for inadequate sexual education. Has being a teen with a swollen pregnant belly become a social norm in our society, or a trend. Some may blame reality shows that depict the struggles of the teen mom, but tend to glamorize the stars of the show. I am all too familiar with the life of a teen mom....   [tags: pregenant, motherhood, finances] 1078 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Another reason teenage pregnancy exists is also probably because of the teenager’s social and family background. Klein (2005) notes that there are teenagers that become sexually active because it may be the result of the teenager’s upbringing and from the environment he grew up in. Considering the decrease in American teenagers who engage in sexual intercourse, the rate and the average age of teenagers doing the act is still quite high. He cites that younger teenagers are more prone in engaging in coercive and nonconsensual sex because they are still incapable of fighting back....   [tags: Causal Factors, Preventive Strategies] 732 words
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Mother Knows Best: Termination of Pregnancy - ... Last year, Mitt Romney endorsed Richard Murdock’s debate that rape is a blessing from God, by pointing out that he has “struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, which it is something that God intended to happen.” (“Mitt Romney…”) This quote also mentions that since this is a gift of God, aborting the child would be an abomination. If these impregnated rape victims cannot abort, it could lead to many psychological and mental anguish, and just depletes the child’s rate of being healthy....   [tags: pro choice, abortion should be allowed]
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The Psychological Effects of Abortions Among Teens - Many young, teen girls experience the harmful psychological effects of having an abortion. Though many people are against abortions, it is still being done. Teen’s attitudes and demeanor about themselves change drastically once they have had an abortion. The abortion has several side effects that a teen may or may not know how to cope with it. These girls experience a sense of withdraw, quilt and self destruction. In the past two years many law-makers and statesmen have opposed abortion. Many states have set requirements for clinics and other facilities out of reach for continued services....   [tags: Birth, Pregnancy]
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Does The Media Influence Adolescents Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes? - Sexual content first appeared in the media in the 1980s. It was in the shape of a sex education newsletter (Rich, n.d.). Puberty is a strange stage for a teenager. During this stage in life they go through different developments such as hormone increase, sexual desires etc. The media can sometimes influence adolescents to become sexually active. They are more susceptible to being swayed to accepting sexual acts as being normal during the puberty stage. Depending on the age and phase of growth the adolescents are going through, their cognitive skills permit them to decisively explore the hidden messages found in the media....   [tags: social issues, sexual content, teen]
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School Bus Pregnancies - School Bus Pregnancies It is hard enough for many students to get through their high school careers in one piece with little to no added hardships. Imagine being a pregnant teen trying to graduate and get their high school diploma, on top of the trials of becoming a mother. It may be a challenge, but many young, pregnant ladies have shown that getting their degree is a challenge they are willing to take. As teenagers, in most scenarios, these future moms should still be expected to behave as teenagers behave....   [tags: Teen Pregnancies, History] 1878 words
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When Teen Abortion is Unsafe for Teen and Baby - What would be your reaction if you had a teenager come home pregnant. Many teenagers fear their parents if they have to bring home a bad report card. Others may have a fear if they get into trouble at school. Although these fears are substantial, young women experience a fear that young men do not. Becoming pregnant is a serious fear for young women that engage in sexual intercourse. Often times a teen mother’s answer to this situation is abortion or an illegal abortion. Teen abortion can be somewhat difficult to get in many states without having parental consent or notification....   [tags: essays research papers] 1841 words
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Pressure from Peers Creates Teenage Pregnancy - ... I was seventeen years old and due to my young age and lack of maturity. I was not able to handle the pressures of fatherhood. “Many teen mother are full of different emotions like I know I have offended God, my parents, everybody, I am really afraid of how my parents are going to react, especially dad, he is going to freak out, he will probably disown me” (Hasler, 2012). After high school I got a local job to help support my child and then at the age of twenty I joined the United States Army....   [tags: sex, mother, abuse] 542 words
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Teen Health Clinics Can't Afford More Budget Cuts - Teen Health Clinics Can't Afford More Budget Cuts missing works cited “It was 1971 and I was 16,” said Deborah, of Methuen, who’d rather not use her last name as she talks about the time when she was a pregnant teen. “I, of course, freaked out and didn’t want to tell my parents, especially my father. I had to, though. There was no way around it. There was no where else to go.” In the 1970s, Massachusetts didn’t have half the teen pregnancy clinics they have now. Teens didn’t have a place to turn to if home wasn’t an option....   [tags: Medical Medicine Essays] 1729 words
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The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies - The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies Background The past two decades have shown a decline in adolescent pregnancy but today, the United States continues to hold the number one position for highest adolescent pregnancy rates among developed countries.1 Research has found that about two in every five teenage girls become pregnant before the age of twenty years old.2 The recurrence of early childhood bearing now reaches up to 900,000 pregnancies each year in the United States.1 The various factors associated with high prevalence of teenage motherhood can be seen among communities affected by low socioeconomic status, a lack of education, and more intere...   [tags: adolescent pregnancy, motherhood]
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Controvecy over Teaching Abstinence in Sexual Education - Abstinence in opposition to sexual intercourse is a behavioral strategy used for implementing self-restraint in young adults. It aids young adults in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy in adolescent groups. For over twenty years there has been a growing increase in support for making abstinence a vital and central factor of sexual education. Creating an environment where abstinence is the primary element of sexual education in public schooling in the United States is where much controversy arises....   [tags: knowledge, std, pregnancy] 973 words
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The Controversy of Sex Education Programs in High School - How many girls have you see around school who are pregnant. Do you ever come to think that they may not have had the “sex talk” with their parents or any sort of sex education at school. “The United Stated still has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any industrialized country. About 40 percent of American women become pregnant before the age of 20. The result is about 1 million pregnancies each year among women ages 15 to 19.” (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) At the age 15-20 most teen males and females don’t have a stable job and are still going to school....   [tags: pregnancy, sex, pledge]
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Young Girls in Puberty Are Not Women - ... Jepsen and Lisa K. Jepsen writes of "the effects of statutory rape laws on non-marital teenage childbearing." states that, “Many policy makers view the enforcement of statutory rape laws as a way to reduce teenage childbirths. For example, the district attorney's office in Riverside, California, received a $150,000 state grant to fund a statutory rape prosecution team in 1996 (Morgan 1996). California Governor Pete Wilson remarked in his State of the State address that "it's not macho to get a teenager pregnant, but if you lack the decency to understand this yourself we'll give you a year to think about it in county jail" In summer 2004, the state of Virginia used federal money for statu...   [tags: pregnancy, statutory rape, teenagers] 1229 words
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Health Education: Teenagers and Sexual Activity - If the health education system in schools thought teenagers that sexual activity in their young age is not safe then the teen pregnancy population would have decreased dramatically. Health education has not been taken seriously by teenagers that are currently attending both middle and high school. Since teenagers have not been taking the health education seriously the country has had a large increase in the percentage of teenaged pregnancy. Teenagers have been having children at a very young age....   [tags: sexual intercourse, pregnancy population]
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The Controversial Issue of Birth Control - Birth control is a major controversial issue for many reasons. Some may believe it should be a useful source to help not have an unwanted or surprised birth. Others may believe that it shouldn’t be allowed because a person should be responsible of their actions. It’s a good thing to use when not wanting to become pregnant but it can also be taken for advantage. Birth control is a good source to prevent teen pregnancy, regular pregnancy, and unprotected sex. There is a law that was recently passed due to birth control....   [tags: pregnancy, teenage, health care] 832 words
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Sex Education in High School - Teen pregnancies and the rate at which young individuals are getting sexually transmitted diseases are increasing daily. If public schools implemented a distribution of condoms, it would promote safe sex, teach responsibility and help lower teen pregnancy rates. Therefore it is my belief that condoms should be distributed in high school. This can also help decrease the amount of teens dealing with issues at a young age. Something more needs to be done in order to prevent high school students from finding out the hard way and the harsh consequences that unsafe sex can bring about....   [tags: pregnancy, std, contraception] 790 words
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Censorship and The Catcher In The Rye - If someone is a fan of MTV and watches the majority of their shows he or she may sometimes hear innumerable beeps instead of words. He or she may hear beeps instead of words because the things people are saying are being censored. In Catcher and the Rye, the language or the situations going on cannot be censored because it is a book. By it being a book it can be banned from being sold certain places or not available in public/school libraries. The argument that I have about Catcher and the Rye is, should it be banned or not be banned in schools....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Inappropriate Language]
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Abortion and Miscarriages in Canadian Teens - Rough Draft - Abortion and Miscarriages The act of abortion is ending a pregnancy, meaning you kill the unborn fetus inside the womb. Since abortion is terminating the fetus, so the pregnancy does not result in childbirth, many call it, termination of pregnancy. There are two legal and safe ways to abort a fetus. The first medical abortion is by taking pills or medicine to miscarry the fetus. The second way is to surgically remove the fetus from the uterus. Most abortions are only a one-appointment job, so many clients do not have to stay in a hospital overnight....   [tags: Ending a Pregnancy, Mothers, Babies]
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Absinence Is the Only Way - Abstinence is the only sure way that you will not get pregnant or STDs. Teenagers only think of sex as being a pleasurable thing. Most teenagers do not realize that there is a great responsibility and consequences for being sexually active. Abstinence has expended in this society and because our country and culture has clinch to loose morals, the result have been demolish. Teens are developing diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis and AIDS and they are having unwanted pregnancy before marriage. Condoms as we all know are not one-hundred percent accurate, therefore abstinence should be practiced in our country....   [tags: pregnancy, sex, education] 978 words
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Teen Marriage (and Divorce) - Teen Marriage (and Divorce) Why would a single young female like me write an essay about marriages and divorces. Well I'll tell you why I wrote it. I chose to write my paper on marriages and divorces because I am very interested in how the lengths of marriages among young adults have changed over the years. I'm also interested in why they divorce at such an early time in their marriage. The age and reason of marrying today has changed dramatically over the years. Many young people today are starting to get married at a very young ages and they're doing it all for the wrong reasons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2576 words
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Teens, Sex, and Virginity - Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy        Teenage pregnancy has always been present in society. There is research stating that about half the women, born between 1900- 1910, who were interviewed were non-virginal at marriage (17 Ravoira). This contradicts some thoughts that premarital sexual behavior is something new. There was another study done in 1953, it found that one fifth of all first births to women were conceived before marriage (17 Ravoira). Even before our modern openness in discussing sexual behavior and acceptance that it does occur, it was quite routine....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Abortion: A Social Injustice - ... If a girl is not prepared, or does not wish to care for a child, she should abstain from having sexual relations until she is married. In the cases of unwanted pregnancy due to molestation and rape it is not the girl's fault. Should she be made to suffer the consequences of another person's wrongdoing. She is a victim and has suffered a great emotional and physical trauma, it is not fair for her to be forced into the ordeal of pregnancy and then childbirth as well. And yet, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny....   [tags: pregnancy, child, molestation]
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Teen Marriage - Teen Marriage What is marriage. Marriage is “the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family” (Marriage 729). The fact is, marriage, to most of society, is something much more than that. To some, marriage is the uniting of their souls; to others, it is merely an escape from their fear, their pain, and their agony. The sad truth about it is that many of those marriages will end in divorce....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Relationship Essays]
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Personal Narrative: My Teenage Pregnancy - I Became a Victim of Teenage Pregnancy High school years are supposed to be a time for fun and exciting events in every adolescent's life. There are parties, ball games, and local after school hangout joints where we can meet. All combined to making high school the most memorable years of any teenage girl?s life. However, my experience in high school took an uneventful turn in tenth grade. My carefree ways had to end and a new wave of responsibility was presented to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 1063 words
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Postpartum Depression - “Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major form of depression and is less common than postpartum blues. PPD includes all the symptoms of depression but occurs only following childbirth.” stated by William Beardslee, MD is the Academic Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After reviewing and seeing what many mothers and young teenage mothers go through on what seems like an everyday basis one starts to wonder what really goes on behind closed doors with these mothers....   [tags: smoking, teen mother]
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The Problem of Teen Alcoholism in the United States - Teen alcoholism is a problem that has been plaguing the United States for many decades now. The legal age for alcohol consumption is twenty-one years old in every state of the United States, but this law is commonly broken. The fact that it has not been strictly enforced caused an outbreak of alcohol consumption between minors all over, and because of this, we have been accepting teenage drinking more than ever. The problem lies in the lack of law enforcement, the acceptance by parents and guardians, and the overall attitude of teenagers themselves....   [tags: Underage Drinking On The Rise]
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Preventing Teenage Sex and Preganancy - No recorded event in human history creates such joy, elation, or calls for such amazement as the birthing of a child. The excitement is so natural and exciting that most cannot resist the instinctual forces released within us when we are near a newborn. Although the experience is radical in itself, no adolescent should partake in such responsibility, especially mothering. Teen pregnancy occurs mostly between the 15-19 age brackets, although statistics show that ages can be well below. Teen pregnancy distresses the community financially and economically, but drastically upsets the world with struggles, disease, and possibly death of the teen and/or her infant....   [tags: intimacy, condoms, education] 1712 words
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Condom Distribution in Public Schools - ... For kids who do not have that motherly or fatherly figure to sit down and talk to them about the “birds and the bees” at the age of 13, and already made the mistake, why not take the extra step to inform and also protect them. Times have changed. Bodies are becoming more mature at an early age. Not everyone grows up with the same perspective on sex. Not everyone is taught to abstain from sex at an age where they can understand. Many people evolve into the person they are based on what they know and what they have been taught....   [tags: sex education, teenage pregnancy prevention]
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Teenagers and Birth Control - Teenagers should have access to birth control devices. The most compelling argument against this thesis is the idea that they are not emotionally mature enough to be having sex at all, in that it is a meaningful commitment that should be only taken up by adults who have the ability to consent fully and understand the consequences of their behavior. Additionally, sexual behavior contains a lot of risks of many different natures. There is the emotional risk of engaging in such intimate activity, with concomitant development of feelings that may not be reciprocated or healthy....   [tags: maturity, pregnancy, sexual behavior, health]
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Personal Opinion Essay Regarding Abortion - The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy is called an abortion. Abortions are a widely debated subject throughout the world. In the United States, abortions are legal due to the Roe v. Wade law. Some would argue that abortions are ethnically and morally wrong, while others assert it is simply a woman’s choice. There are a number of legitimate reasons why a woman would choose to abort her unborn; financial status, age and health are just a few. With today’s technology and a certified doctor, this procedure is harmless to both the mother and her fetus....   [tags: Fetus, Pregnancy] 1713 words
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The University Health System Should Distribute the Morning After Pill - The University Health System Should Distribute the Morning After Pill The United States of America is known for many of its outlandish and outrageous statistics in comparison to other countries. Statistics regarding obesity, homicide rates, and political issues have displayed many of the nation?s weak points. However, the amount of teen pregnancy has become so excessive that it is becoming a cry for help and a statistic that is greatly standing out and can no longer be ignored. In 1999 about one million teenagers experienced a pregnancy....   [tags: Birth Control Pregnancy Papers] 2618 words
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The Governing Powers of Abortion - Can you imagined being called a “little angel”–a term used to describe babies who have yet to live their lives as they have passed on to the other side. Life in the animal kingdom is often seen as violent as animals must find ways to survive like producing many offspring to offset the many that will inevitably die in the cycle of life. Us as humans follow the same path but parents have much “more” to worry about with their children. There’s down syndrome, disease, and unforeseen circumstances like miscarriages or sudden infant death syndrome....   [tags: pro-choice, pro-life, pregnancy, controversy, TAR]
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Teen Abortion - National Abortion Federation (2010) reported that American women between the ages of 15 and 19 account for about 19% of all abortions and older teenagers has the highest abortion rates. Recently, the abortion debate on autonomy, rights and the way in which society views the reason for abortion. Health professionals have an ethical obligation to against a non-reasonable for abortion but still have rights to provide abortion in cases where fetal abnormality has been detected following prenatal diagnosis (McGuinness, 2009)....   [tags: personal narrative, pro-life, pro-choice debate]
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Why Abortion Should Be Kept Legal - Abortion has been considered to be a moral sin for centuries. For some it is considered murder, but others believe it to be a better alternative because a child should not be raised by a child and that every child has a right to be born into a loving and caring family. As Congress debates how to handle the strong differences in opinion and legal interpretations of the law, they should not allow totally abortions in general, but should allow abortions for extraneous circumstances such as when a woman is raped, when incest is involved, and when young girls become pregnant....   [tags: terminating pregnancy, pro-choice]
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Abortion is Wrong and Unjust - Abortion is Wrong and Unjust Abortion is killing of an unborn baby. It is a procedure that is performed during the early stages of pregnancy. In the past abortion used to be illegal, however it is now legal and is also a major controversy in our country today. On one hand are the Pro-Choice supporters mostly consisting of feminist, teen mothers, rape, and incest victims. On the other hand are the Pro-Life supporters, mostly consisting of Christians and Catholics. In spite of the many arguments in favor of abortion, the murder of unborn infants is wrong, immoral, and should be illegal....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Pregnancy Essays]
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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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Health and Society: Smoking in pregnancy - This assignment will begin by giving a brief definition of health whilst presenting a discussion on the exploration of an individual in relation to making healthy choices. The purpose of this assignment is to look at the effects of making healthy choices and the implications that may occur. In addition, current social policies that relate to health and society, and the effects of smoking in pregnancy will also be discussed. ‘Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (World Health Organisation, 2011) This definition was first cited by the International health conference in July 1946, and the definition has remained the same...   [tags: Health, Tobacco, Pregnancy]
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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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