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Teen Bullying Must Be Stopped - Bullying in school environments is not a rare or recent development by any means. However, it would appear the intensity and consequences have reached new, devastating heights in more recent cases. I was shocked to discover that there have been five recent teen suicides from bullying, in the high school in my current city. According to one of my local news-station’s website, www.foxnews.com, in Mentor High School (Mentor, Ohio) there have been four cases of teen suicides from bullying in a little more than three years....   [tags: Education / Peer Harassment]
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Rise in Teen Smokers - The number of teen smokers is getting larger and larger every day. Many people in society continue to watch without any action while local businesses continue to sell tobacco products. Recent studies show how that a large percentage of teens today are getting their cigarettes, from convenience store, and mostly gas stations. Furthermore most Teens under the age of 18 say they get their cigarettes, from friends or other family members. About 65% of children in each grade said they have friends or relatives buy cigarettes for them, also revealed that about half of the students said they bought cigarettes themselves from some type of retail store....   [tags: Health] 770 words
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Teen Suicide: Traumatic or Dramatic? - In today’s society, teenagers are faced with problems on a daily basis. When they are unable to deal with those daily hassles, serious problems can develop within the teen that can ultimately lead to resulting effects including depression or even suicide. Suicide in teens is one of the most traumatic and problematic issues that we face today in not only adults but many adolescents as well. Today suicide is one of the top causes for death in teenagers, out shadowed only by homicides and accidents....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Teen Vandalism...Who Pays? - Parents of teen vandals should be held responsible for their child’s act of vandalism because, as parents, they maintain accountability of their children. Due to the consequences of their child’s act of destruction and lack of morals and values, parents who maintain by law, total accountability of their children owe it to their community to pay for all costs incurred. The repercussions of family embarrassment may, in the long run teach not only the children how to obey authority through implemented rules and regulations, but it may also cause the parents to ultimately learn that their parenting skills need to align with acceptable standards of society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Teen Social Classes - My high school was like any other, and within its walls, you could find the standard division of teen culture played out in three main categories: the popular kids, the nerds & the metal heads. Though the names of each clique may change from one generation to the next, the roles remain the same. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made history when they beseiged their high school in the deadliest massacre ever recorded in United States history for an American high school. In the aftermath of Columbine, the writings and videos left behind by the shooters made it clear that they were enraged by the low-level position imposed on them by the upper echelon of their classmates....   [tags: Sociology] 734 words
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Teen Fashion Industry - The stores that are included in my shopping are Hollister, Old Navy, Abercrombie and finch, and the Gap. They are the entire local clothing store that our youth ware, but the prices are so high that the parents cannot afford to buy them. I am a cheerleading coach and a dance instructor for our local school district. My dance team and cheerleaders wear the Aeropostal collection for our warm ups and the students just love it. My coach’s uniform is also from Areopostal. My daughter started her career at the Art institute of Philadelphia majoring in fashion and design....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Article Review: The Teen Brain - The article under review in this paper is 'Neurodevelopment: How does the teen brain work?' by Kendall Powell (2006). this article appears to be credible based on the following: although the author is a freelance science writer, his work lead one to believe he knows what he is talking about. In addition, he provides several supportive resources to back up his topics. He has several other articles and writings available on the internet. However, while no educational background is available, he writing experience extends to PLoS, HHMI Bulletins, and the Los Angeles Times to name a few....   [tags: Article Review]
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Implications of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - According to experts approximately 9 percent of Unite State teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant every year. And even though some studies have shown that the incidence of teenage pregnancy has generally been in decline since 1991, the causes and effects of underage childbearing has continued to be a big burden on families, the public and government. Babies having babies is the simplistic way that some people have described the specter of having a baby while teenager are unprepared....   [tags: Sex Education]
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The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition During Pregnancy - Everyone knows that a healthy pregnancy requires special care. A healthy diet accompanied by moderate exercise is very important as it will cause the fetus has a great development and thus a pregnancy will be much better, but staying healthy during pregnancy depends on you, so it's crucial to arm yourself with information about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. A healthy diet is very important because the deficiency of some nutrients can cause various adverse effects for both, mother and the fetus....   [tags: Health ]
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Eating Disorders and Pregnancy - Eating Disorders and Pregnancy Pregnancy has often been viewed as a period of great developmental change for women. This is also a period in which previously dormant psychological issues rise to the surface and when current issues have the potential to worsen. Because anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa occur primarily in young women, many of whom are of childbearing age, it is important to evaluate the potential medical and psychological consequences when an eating disordered woman becomes pregnant....   [tags: Health Birth Nutrition Papers]
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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders - Pregnancy and Eating Disorders Concerns about gaining weight and retaining a youthful figure are expressed by many pregnant women. When there has been a history of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, weight gain and body shape changes accompanying pregnancy can provoke extreme distress (Rand et al., 1987). Very little is known about the impact of pregnancy on women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Despite the fact that amenorrhea, the lack of menstruation, and infertility are common features of these syndromes, some women have been able to conceive, even at below normal body weight (Lemberg & Phillips, 1989)....   [tags: Bulimia Anorexia Pregnant Effects Papers]
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Analytical Response to Male Pregnancy - Analytical Response to Male Pregnancy Male Pregnancy by Dick Teresi and Kathleen McAuliffe support that the technology and the demand for male pregnancy will be possible in the future. They specifically state that, "Someday a man will have a baby". They have written this article in an attempt to show why they believe this will one day become accepted and widely practiced. However, I disagree with Teresi and McAuliffe. I feel male pregnancy will never be freely practiced or accepted by any means....   [tags: Science Technology Essays] 1864 words
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Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy - Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS Trauma affects 6-7% of pregnancies in the U.S. 60 - 67% related to automobile accidents. Fetal mortality after maternal blunt trauma is 34 - 38%. The two major causes of fetal death after maternal blunt trauma are: Maternal shock/death, and placental abruption. The pregnant trauma patient presents a unique challenge because care must be provided for two patients, the mother and the fetus. It is vital that the nurse know and understand the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1800 words
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Condoms, STDs, & Pregnancy - During the 1980s, efforts increased to alert the public to the dangers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and unintended pregnancy, yet these problems have increased. Adolescents and young adults have been especially hard hit. Pregnancy and birth rates among teenagers are at their highest levels in two decades. Research has demonstrated that consistent condom use is an effective way to prevent the transmission of HIV and other STDs and in the prevention of pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Teenage Pregnancy and Crime - teenage pregnancy and crime Lecture One Theoretical perspectives: early beginnings to present day Lecture Two Feminist challenges to youth and trouble: focus on teenage pregnancy and crime The academic literature on `delinquent youth’ arises in part from official concern over young people’s activities outside direct adult supervision by parents, teachers or employers. Griffin, C. (1993) Representations of Youth: The Study of Adolescence in Britain and America, Cambridge: Polity Press. and: A set of concerns about the activities of young people and their supervision by institutions or individuals representing the social order....   [tags: essays research papers] 2408 words
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The Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy - The Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy Pregnant women who consume alcoholic beverages while pregnant, in my eyes, should be prosecuted for child abuse and even, depending on the severity, attempted murder and murder. The fetus receives no benefits from the mother's drinking. On the contrary, the results of an alcohol abused pregnancy are usually quite devastating whether they are a direct effect of the mother's drunkenness on the unborn child or a disease such as fetal alcohol syndrome or potential addiction on the delivered child....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Myth of the Teen Brain: An Article Review - Introduction In 2007, Scientific American Mind published an article by Robert Epstein. In his article, Epstein raised the question of whether the teenage brain caused turmoil, or if turmoil shaped the brain. The author began by explaining a discredited theory that haunts teenagers today. It began in 1904 with G. Stanley Hall’s observation of adolescents who were left on the streets due to mass migration and immigration during the industrial revolution. Hall attributed the turmoil he observed to recapitulation, a biological theory in which adolescence mirrors the "savage, pigmoid" stage of evolutionary development (Epstein 2007)....   [tags: Article Review]
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Abortion is Legal Murder - Every day, over 4,000 unborn babies are killed in the United States because of abortion. It has also been scientifically proven that a fetus had a heartbeat earlier than 22 days of conception. And yet people say that the baby in not living, simply because it is unborn. How can something with a heartbeat not be alive. Some people might say that it depends on the situation. What possible situation would make it ok of someone to simply kill her baby. The baby had never done anything wrong, and yet it is still legal to erase its existence....   [tags: Pregnancy] 487 words
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Alcohol and Teen Drinking - According to Men’s Health, “alcohol kills more teenagers and young people than any of the other drugs taken to affect mood and behavior (heroin, cocaine, marijuana).” This issue interests me due to the many friends I have who drink overwhelmingly. Also, I have so many cousins that are younger than me that I am concerned about with this issue. There are many reasons to why teens may drink, not all of which are reasonable but is the truth, from what I know. Teen drinking can also result in very many mishaps that are mostly a terrible consequence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abortion Controversy - The Abortion Issue Introduction Abortion has been a very controversial subject over these past few decades. Every time you pick up a paper or magazine it seems there is always some protest regarding abortion, whether it be for fetal rights or women's rights. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica the definition of abortion is "the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it has reached the stage of viability (in human beings, usually about the 20th week of gestation). An abortion may occur spontaneously, in which case it is also called a miscarriage, or it may be brought on purposefully, in which case it is often called an induced abortion." This paper will focus only on those abortions which are considered to be induced and will present the argument to both sides, considering both the argument for Pro-life as well as for Pro-choice....   [tags: Pregnancy]
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Teen People Magazine - Teen People Magazine The Teen People, September edition, is a magazine designed to appeal to young female readers. Its content features well known celebrities, use of bright and flashy colors, and an organized layout that attracts an upbeat, young readership interested in high-quality appearance and style. Although the magazine’s main focus may appear to insure a great fashion sense, it also concentrates on a philosophical orientation by covering a more diverse readership that includes all colors, sizes, and shapes of females....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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Depression During Pregnancy: Nursing Role, Interventions, and Care - Introduction Pregnant women are vulnerable to depression because of major changes in estrogen and progesterone levels as well as changes in the brain which produce significant physical and psychological impacts (Suppaseemanont, 2006). Depression during pregnancy can affect not only the mother but the unborn child and other children. Caring for women who are depressed during pregnancy is in many respects different from other types of caring. Caring in this situation is demanding and truly involves the intention to care....   [tags: nursing]
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The Causes of Teen Suicide - The Causes of Teen Suicide Teen suicide is becoming more common every year in the United States. In fact, only car accidents and homicides (murders) kill more people between the ages of 15 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in teens and overall in youths ages 10 to 19 years old. Read on to learn more about this serious issue - including what causes a person to consider taking their own life, what puts a teen at risk for suicide or self-harm, and warning signs that someone might be considering suicide and how they can get help to find other solutions....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays Papers] 1501 words
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The Hardships Of A Teen Christian - Teen Christians have to deal with a lot of pressures like when at school, because when a Christian teen does talk about what they believe in they are mock or criticized. And when the fact that when a teen does believe in Jesus it causes them to lose friends so that causes teens to not want to be with god, or talk about it because of what there friends will think and do to them. Their friends want them to go out to parties where there are drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence. And if a teen has just recently become a Christian and was living life like that then they have to deal with harder problems like facing there problems a different way....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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Cliches of teen movies - Its seems as if American culture is obsessed with sex. From music videos to commercials to teen movies: one cannot turn on his television without seeing a scantily clad woman or two people engaging in some type of foreplay. Even on game shows there is commonly a female co-host who wears next to nothing. Moreover, besides a pornographic movie or a special on HBO, one can find more than enough sex in a teen movie. These films contain teenage sex symbols who cannot act more than the “common man.” Yet, it seems as if these movies are quite popular....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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The Music Industry and Teen Violence - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault completely but that they should take some blame for what is going on in society with our teens....   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence] 486 words
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The Rise in Gay Teen Suicide - The teen years can often times be very difficult in general, but for homosexual teens their problems can turn out to be more than they can deal with. Being gay for many teens is something that they can not live with because society, most of the time, says that homosexuality is wrong. These teens usually have no one to go to with his or her problems for fear of being taunted or harassed. Also, schools rarely have groups for gay students to go to for help and parents are often unaware of what their children are going through....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Issues Essays]
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Teen Alcohol Addiction - Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out. It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends....   [tags: Alcoholism] 1508 words
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The Media's Influence on Teen Violence - On April 20, 1999, two students walked into Columbine High School armed with shot guns and explosives. The incident ended in tragic results, as fifteen families will forever set one less plate out at the dinner table. March 24, 1998, an eleven year old and a fourteen year old walked into school with hand guns, killing four and injuring ten classmates (teen-violence.com). Thirty years ago, the biggest problem that kids at school were faced with was forgetting homework or being sent to the principal's office....   [tags: Current Events] 1896 words
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Teen Violence and Peer Pressure - Teen Violence and Peer Pressure This article discusses peer pressure and problems of teenage violence. It will also try to define the sources of the problems and the solutions to them. Violence. Mentioning the word conjures up images of assault, abuse, and even murder. It's the act of purposefully hurting someone. And it's a major issue facing today's young adults. In today's American society, violence is more prevalent now then ever. Annually, one in twelve highschoolers is threatened or injured with a weapon each year....   [tags: Papers] 1785 words
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Earlier Teen Years - Earlier Teen Years My little sister's all grown up now, but she's only ten years old. She looks like a teenager. She thinks like a teenager. And you could say she acts like one because teenagers themselves are not very mature. She loves to hang around me, and she tries to persuade me to act more like a typical 18-year-old girl because she wants to be one herself. She begs me to take her shopping and let her do my hair. She wants to be just like me. At first, I thought it was because she's the youngest in the family, and she wanted to be like her big sister and brother....   [tags: Personal Narrative Growing Up Essays] 1472 words
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Teen Rebellion and Violence - Teen Rebellion and Violence Teenagers these days have become more violent than ever. It seems like everyday we hear about yet another high school shooting in which innocent people are being killed. In all this chaos I ask you this: What causes these adolescents to rebel?, Why did they resort to violence?, and why does it happen more now than it did when our parents were adolescents. If they are only teenagers and are already using guns to resolve their problems, can you imagine them as adults. Just the thought of it is frightening....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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A Guide to a Successful Teen Party - A Guide to a Successful Teen Party Organizing a party can sometimes be stressful, but it all depends on how you go about it. Here are some helpful tips on how to organize a successful party, which will always be memorable. * The first step to organizing a party is to pick a name for the party e.g. teens night or whatever occasion the party is being held for, hire a venue were the party is going to be held at, you can decide to organize the party at your house if it’s big enough but you must ask you parents/guardian before making any plans....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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The Crisis of the American Teen - The Crisis of the American Teen Premature adulthood is imposed upon teenagers in today’s society. It affects them in two different but closely related ways. One is in which a teenagers needs to find a sense of self and needs protection on trying to do so. The other is the stress that is being forced upon them. Teenagers need to be given time , support and guidance to form from child to adult, but that must come from the parents. Many parents either feel powerless to give a child what they need in life because the child can get it else where: they may do whatever it is that they want behind a parent’s back....   [tags: Teenager Youth] 640 words
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Empty Shoes: The Realization of Teenage Driving Accidents - It is 2 a.m. when Kevin picks up the phone. On the other end, a voice tells him of an accident involving his daughter, Hailey. He and his wife jump out of bed and rush to the scene. Once they arrive, the officer tells them the news. A week later a funeral is held in remembrance of a precocious 16-year-old who was taken too soon. Months pass but the pain still lingers in Kevin’s heart. He decides to speak out at Hailey’s high school and inform the students of the dangers of teenage driving. When he is done speaking, a teacher comes up to him and thanks him for what he has done....   [tags: Teen Driving]
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Teen Romanance is Not Smart - Teen Romanance is Not Smart       Do teenagers today have their priorities in the correct order when it comes to dating?  More and more often, it does not seem they do.  Some teenagers these days spend too much time focusing on their "romantic" relationships instead of the things that should be more important.  Teenagers who are in serious relationships do not care as much about school, their families, or their jobs.  These teenagers seem to forget everything that should be important to them.      School should be a very important priority for teenagers.  In high school, teachers try to prepare young people for what lies ahead in life.  That includes going off to college and entering the working world.   But many teenagers in serious relationships begin putting off doing their homework and studying for tests.  Their grades begin to drop, and sooner than they know it, they are failing their classes.  Most times when these lovesick teenagers begin failing, they do not care.  In some cases the teenagers even drop out.  In today's world it is nearly impossible to find a decent job without at least a high school diploma.  Without a job, a person can't get very far or have an interesting life.  Is one boy or girl really worth it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Young LOve] 996 words
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Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary - Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary “In one study the average adult surmised that teens amount for forty-three percent of all violent crimes, when in reality the number is only a mere thirteen percent, and this number is made up of only half a percent of minors.” (Stoup, Page 1) Teenagers should not be forced to follow a ridged time schedule because of a curfew. Curfews severely reduce the amount of time that minors have to do things like youth events or church groups. Some people believe that youth are inexperienced drivers that cause accidents and that a curfew would limit these accidents....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Anti-Depressants and Teen Suicide - Abstract Two percent of preteens and five percent of adolescents suffer from depression (www.about-teen-depression.com 2014). There are specific signs and symptoms associated with depression, which are helpful in detection of the illness. There are various ways to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and/or herbal supplements. There are pros and cons with each treatment, but the worst coincides with the medication –suicide. Much research has been conducted, which will be discussed in the paper that has shown a link to antidepressants and suicide....   [tags: Suicide Depression Suicidal Psychology Essays]
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Preventing Teen Violence - Preventing Teen Violence Violence is defined as the intentional use of force to harm a human being. Its outcome is injury (whether physical or psychological, fatal or nonfatal). Violence among teenagers is on the rise, and has been since the early 1980's. In my opinion this is due to the increase of violence in the media, the astounding availability of firearms and the lack of proper guidance in the home. Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice reports that from 1985 to 1993 murders committed by people over the age of 25 dropped an impressive 20%; meanwhile they increased 65% for people between the ages of 18-24 and an astounding 165% growth for teenagers 14 to 17....   [tags: Violence Teenagers Crime Media Essays]
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Teen Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems. They also affect many teens between the ages of 12 and 18, even though drinking under the age of 19 is illegal. The topic of alcohol first came up when I was in grade 8 and became even more popular in high school. In high school alcohol was more readily available thanks to absent-minded parents who didn’t hide their alcohol and older students willing to make some quick cash by selling to minors. While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug....   [tags: essays research papers] 770 words
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A Medical And Moral Look At Ectopic Pregnancy - The complexity of the human reproductive system is unbelievable baffling. The fact that the egg even leaves the protection of the ovary and starts its journey down the fallopian tube is remarkable. The process by which the sperm manage to scurry their way to meet the egg through the hostile environment of a woman’s body isanother great accomplishment of the human body. The fact that, in the majority of cases, the egg and sperm meet, join, and find their way into the uterus and set up the beginning of a new little life is one of the most perplexing “facts” of medical science....   [tags: essays research papers] 1466 words
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My Personal Experience with Pregnancy Discrimination - Pregnancy discrimination in the work place is alive and well in the 21st Century. There has been an increase in the need for laws protecting the rights of pregnant women. Due to disparate treatment of pregnant women, laws have been established to protect their employment rights. Although laws are in place to prevent such discrimination, it has not eliminated the problem of employers discriminating against pregnant women. What is Pregnancy Discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Women affected by pregnancy or related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations....   [tags: Labor Law]
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The Importance of Physical Fitness During Pregnancy - It is good for any woman to be physically fit throughout her life. However, being in good physical condition before becoming pregnant is substantial. Being fit helps a woman’s body meet the physical demands of carrying and delivering a baby. Regular exercise reduces the occurrence of common pregnancy ailments. Unless a doctor decides against it for medical reasons, pregnant women can and should be active before, during and after pregnancy. It is recommended that pregnant women keep their exercises at a moderate level....   [tags: essays research papers] 828 words
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Fear of Pregnancy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Fear of Pregnancy in Frankenstein    Frankenstein can be read as a tale of what happens when a man tries to create a child without a woman. It can, however, also be read as an account of a woman's anxieties and insecurities about her own creative and reproductive capabilities. The story of Frankenstein is the first articulation of a woman's experience of pregnancy and related fears. Mary Shelley, in the development and education of the monster, discusses child development and education and how the nurturing of a loving parent is extremely important in the moral development of an individual....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
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Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia A. Discussion of disease/condition 1. Incidence Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is a multi-organ disease process that develops as a result of pregnancy and regresses in the postpartum period. It usually develops after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman who had normal blood pressure. It is defined as an elevation of systolic and diastolic pressures equal to or above 140/90 mm Hg. In clinical practice, the terms PIH and preeclampsia are used interchangeable, but in preeclampsia the woman also has protein in her urine indicating that there is renal involvement as well....   [tags: Health] 844 words
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Abolishing Welfare will NOT Reduce Teenage Pregnancy - Abolishing Welfare will NOT Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Robert J. Samuelson, a freelance writer for “Newsweek” magazine believes that the present welfare system needs to be abolished for certain age groups, and that as a result, teenage pregnancy is on the rise. Either this writer is desperate or he just does not care what he writes about. I believe that Samuelson’s article displays non conclusive data for his facts, financial flaws, and severe racial issues, but what really infuriate me is that he believes that abolishing welfare is the solution to eliminating teenage pregnancy and “Newsweek” magazine really printed this article....   [tags: essays research papers] 901 words
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The Morning After Pill - The Morning After Pill The emergency contraception pill, often wrongly called the abortion pill, is a solution to the high teen pregnancy rate in the USA. There were 521,826 teen mothers in the United States in 1990 (Adolescent pregnancy 2). The United States also has the highest rate of pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth among teenagers than any other country (McKeown 1). Also, the Untied States spends an unbelievable 7 billion dollars a year on teen pregnancy costs (National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy 1)....   [tags: Papers] 1101 words
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Pregnancy and the Psychological Dangers of Prenatal Surgery - Pregnancy and the Psychological Dangers of Prenatal Surgery For hundreds of years, birth was regarded as a miracle. It was the beginning of a new life and it was difficult to control, predict, or affect. However, through the scientific developments of the last 100 years, the miracle of birth has been broken down into an exact science. The variables of labor have been accounted for, with a number of procedures designed to protect the mother and the child throughout the pregnancy and birth in case of an unexpected complication....   [tags: Papers] 1360 words
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Personal Journal: Pregancy, Childbirth, and Childhood - When thinking about having a baby, I have to consider the financial, physical, and emotional/cognitive effects it will have on me, my partner, and my family. • I am an elementary school teacher and my husband is a golf pro manager for Troon Golf Course Management Company. We presently live in the United States. Together, we make enough money to live a little more than comfortably. However, we have been saving for a new addition to our family for 2 years now. Taking into consideration that we have many friends and an extended family, it is safe to assume that we will have a fair boost in baby supplies from our shower....   [tags: Journal] 2139 words
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