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Teenage Pregnancy - In 2008, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for nearly $11 billion per year in costs to United States taxpayers for increased health care and foster care(CDC). This is a hotly discussed issue all around our country. More teens are now getting pregnant than ever before. We are seeing it more in high schools, too. With teens becoming parents at such a young age, there many risks for themselves, their children and the economy. Early sexual activity leads to financial issues and poor decision making....   [tags: Teenagers, pregnancy, CDC]
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Teen Pregancy in the United States - ... “Teen pregnancy has major consequences when it comes to people in your life. They could lose respect for you or just not support the idea,” (Jazmin Aburto). Many teens lose friendships due to major life differences between normal teens social life and a teen mothers social life. Because of the risk factors of teenage pregnancy, “many teen mothers become depressed over time”(Jazmin Aburto). This depression is not related to separation depression common in new mothers. “Teen mothers are seven times more likely to commit suicide” (12 Studied effects of Teen Pregnancy)....   [tags: internet, physical health, social life] 852 words
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Teen Marriage Speech - I. Intro: Marriage is one of the most important commitments to be made in life. When a person marries someone, it should be a mature and responsible decision. It should be a long-lasting commitment; it should be a happy and fulfilling relationship filled with communication, love and respect. People seem to take this commitment all too lightly in today's generation. Teenagers are getting married because they are pregnant, they feel they will never find love again, or because it seems convenient to them at that time....   [tags: Teen Marriage Speech] 338 words
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Contraceptives and Teen Pregnany - As countries continue to advance through the demographic transition model pregnancy rates drop due to technological and healthcare advances. The more developed countries have low overall birth rates, but among the birth rate statistics is an interesting group to study: adolescent pregnancies. In the 1980’s teen pregnancies were much more common in the United States than they are currently; this drop in teen pregnancies did not correlate with the development of the country technologically. So what might have caused this drop....   [tags: Sexuality, Birth Control]
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The Misunderstanding of Contraceptives: The Rising Teenage Pregnancy Rates Around The Globe - Prior to the modern methods of birth control, women relied on broken abstinence, which often failed. According to Gale Cengage Learning’s Article “Birth Control”, historical evidence of pregnancy prevention dates back to ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C where drawings were found of men wearing condoms, although it is not clear if they were traditional in nature or used for sex. The earliest evidence of a contraceptive device used by women also comes from Egypt in 1850 B.C. A set of instructions on how to create an object or mixture that is inserted into the vagina to block or kill sperm (Birth Control)....   [tags: pregnancy prevention, health risks of the unborn]
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Reasons for Increased Rate of Teen Pregnency - The current rate of teen pregnancy is 67.8 pregnancies or 7% of the population. 62 pregnant teens out of every 1,000 women get pregnant. Today in society the media, TV and movies, where young girls, and young men, are constantly exposed to sex and sexually charged subjects is the reason why teen pregnancy is beginning to get be a growing problem. Another reason that this is happening is because of the not only the lack of values in today’s society, but also because parents today are not educating their young ones about the birds and the bees so that the youth will know about the dangers of getting pregnant so young....   [tags: birth, media, contaception] 1011 words
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Teen Pregnacy - Teen Pregnancy In the Untied States three in ten teenage girls will have at least one pregnancy by the age of twenty, that is approximately seven-hundred forty-five thousand teen pregnancies each year. (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) Teen Pregnancy is a serious epidemic this nation is faced with. Pressures from peers and media for a teen to have sex and the misuse or failure of contraceptives are two main causes of pregnancy among teenagers. Theses Pregnancies have many effects on the teen and infant such as emotional issues, education deficiency, and health risk for the infant....   [tags: Sex Education, Prevention, Abstinance, Risks]
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Unemotional Teenage Pregnancy in "Juno" - Skinny, blonde and beautiful. Perfect. This is the message the media gives out. You open up a magazine and see images of perfect, airbrushed, stick thin women. In television adverts the women are bright smiled, big haired and flawless. So are these women idols for young girls. Are they the stereotype. Even the majority of teen flicks use the modelesque young actresses. Is this right. However, 2007s Juno was a different story. Quirky, witty, Juno (Ellen Page) was a not so stereotypical American, 16 year old girl....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Juno, ] 904 words
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Media Influence on Teenage Pregnancy - Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of Teen Pregnancy reality shows on Teen Childbearing,” ‘I didnt think that it could happen to me!’, the teen girl cries out to the doctor.This is voiced by thousands of pregnant teens around America and many are wondering if there is a cause to the decline in teen pregnancies.Some studies show that what teens hear and see in the media is the cause. Reality tv is a genre of television programming in which "real life" people are followed in a situation,....   [tags: education, sex, parents] 1463 words
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Teenage Pregnancy in the US - Teen Pregnancy: A New Option of Prevention According to the Center for Disease Control, teen pregnancy has seen a slight downward shift in the past few years. However, this is not to say that the epidemic is somehow getting itself under control. In fact, the CDC reported that a much higher rate of teen birth, sexually transmitted diseases, and abortions are much higher that those of other western industrialized countries. There are several factors that plays a huge role in decreasing these amount of teen pregnancy and can be easily remedied when plans are implemented that actually work....   [tags: Consequences, Prevention Program] 794 words
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Taking a Look at Teenage Pregnancy - ... In addition, those caring for teen mothers should also be concerned about the potential for substance abuse in this population. Common substances found to be abused by pregnant teens included marijuana, alcohol, and methamphetamine. The complications associated with substance abuse during pregnancy include having a baby born with addiction. Interventions for substance abusers in this population include those programs that focus on tertiary prevention. Substance abuse mothers need help with relapse prevention and financial stabilization (Characteristics of pregnant teen substance abuse treatment admissions, 2013)....   [tags: vulnerable populations, health risks] 947 words
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The Predicament of Teenage Pregnancy - ... “Sex education programs in public schools proliferated, in large part due to newly emerging evidence that such programs didn’t promote sex but in fact helped delay sexual activity and reduce teen pregnancy rates” (Pardini,Priscilla). Many teen’s in America get the education they need about sex, but they are not aware of the consequences of having a child at an early age. Teen pregnancy can be prevented by using a condom or birth control. When these products fail, teens are not sure on what to do with the baby....   [tags: sex education, morals, HIV/AIDS]
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The Use of Birth Control to Prevent Pregnancy - The Use of Birth Control to Prevent Pregnancy The dilemma of unwanted pregnancy has faced the human species as far back in history as the day man found out that there was a connection between sexual intercourse and conceiving a baby. To solve it, many methods were used -- some disagreeable, some dangerous and many ineffective. Fortunately, today for the first time in history, a choice of contraceptives is available that is, safe, convenient, and effective. Much difference of opinion about the moral correctness of sex without the possibility of becoming pregnant, surrounds this subject....   [tags: Pregnancy Prevention] 1001 words
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Fighting an Increase in Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy Over the last decade, there has been an increase of teen pregnancy all over the world. Many more young teens from the ages of 13-19 are having kids out of marriage and way before they graduate high school. This has been a worldwide problem over the years. A show has even been created to show all the struggles that young teens go through by having a kid at a young age. Most teenagers don’t know the real problems and conflicts that will occur when getting pregnant at a young age....   [tags: sex education, parenthood and STD's] 1296 words
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Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - ... Teens who get pregnant have a greater chance of not completing high school or college. Those moms are usually the ones that end up with welfare. Dr. Rosalyn A. Gayle, MD said that “teenage mothers are at greater risk of having medical complications. Because teen mother are more likely to receive little or no prenatal care, teen mothers often becomes anemic, and is more likely to develop preeclampsia, a severe condition linked to high blood pressure.” She also said that “Vitamin deficiencies are more common in teenage mothers....   [tags: baby, prenatal care, girls] 912 words
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The Problem of Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy - I. Introduction to the Problem (Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy) “The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters....   [tags: demographics, socioeconomics, contraceptives] 1846 words
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Teenage Pregnancy and the Media - There is a great debate on whether or not mass media has an influence on teenage pregnancy. A study done by the RAND Corporation shows that teens are twice as likely to have sex or engage in sexual acts if they see similar sexual behavior in the media. Many objects in the media that involve sex target teens. Reality TV shows and teen dramas often portray the "cool kids" as the ones who are having sex (Chandra).Today’s teens are highly influenced by what they see in the media and this can change their behavior and choices....   [tags: Media ]
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Teens and Premarital Pregnancy - Premarital teenage pregnancy is something that has become a trending issues in American society. There are TV show being made highlighting unmarried teen pregnancy it is freely talked about through social media young girl’s think of teen pregnancy as the new fun thing to do today. The overwhelming high teenage pregnancy rates in the United States are over shadowing many industrialized countries (Japan, France, China, etc.). There are large percentages of girls under the age of twenty becoming teen mothers, teenager 15 through 18years of age are amongst the highest percentage (Solomon-Fears C., 2013)....   [tags: teenagers, contraception, unplanned] 580 words
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Taking a Look at Adolescent Pregnancy - ... (cdc.gov). There are many different age groups and countries that are affected by teenage pregnancies, so maybe if people were more aware of how it happens and the etiology of the problem, it would become less of a pressing issue. Courtney Fahey… Preventing teen birth comes in many different ways. There are many options for teenagers to choose from before deciding to have sex or not. Also it is important for the female as well as the male to be educated on how to prevent teen pregnancies (United States Department of Health and Human Services)....   [tags: important public health issues] 2564 words
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Changing the Teenage Pregnancy Stigma - ... Although these findings examined poverty rates before conception, the study failed to acknowledge the poverty rates for teens after childbirth and continually throughout the child’s life. Additional research on poverty levels of teenaged mothers, however did focus on poverty after childbirth. “New Chance. Final Report on a Comprehensive Program for Young Mothers in Poverty and Their Children” by Janet Quint, Johannes M. Bos and Denise F. Polit reported on a program that focuses on providing teenaged mothers with resources needed for educational and professional achievement....   [tags: failure, footsteps, education, programs] 1342 words
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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas - Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]
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A World of Teenage Pregnancy - According to World Health Organization (WHO), teenage pregnancy is a global issue with an average of sixteen million teens, between the ages of fifteen and nineteen, giving birth each year. This is eleven percent of all births around the world. Although teenage pregnancy is a global issue, it is most prominent in countries like Sub- Saharan Africa, India, and Asia. This is due to arranged marriages amongst teen’s age, thirteen through nineteen, which leads to teenage pregnancies. The United States, which has the highest teenage pregnancy rates in a “developed” country, is an exception to the reason of high teen pregnancies rates being due to early marriage....   [tags: affordable contraceptives, sex education]
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Teenage Pregnancy Stories and Reflections - She’s at the hospital, feeling sick. The doctor comes in and tells her she is pregnant. She’s shocked. Keturah Pickens, my little sister, now a senior at University Academy, was 16 years old when she found out that she was pregnant. A million things ran through her mind that night. “I was sad, disappointed, mad, and angry”, Keturah said. Through all the trimesters, Keturah was numb to the world. When she had the baby, her emotions didn’t change dramatically. “I felt the same, just had a baby to take care of a baby....   [tags: children bearing children]
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Are Pregnancy Rates in Decline? - ... Recent studies have shown that pregnancy rates have declined from 117 out of a 1000 to 64 out of 1000 teens over a teen year period (Nihira, 2012). Not only has it declined but it is becoming brought out more to the public attention how many children are coming out they are pregnant. A couple of reasons why it is declining attributes to the rise of parents giving a more clear “birds and bees” talk. All parents have to go through the talk with their children and depending on if they explain the consequences of growing up to soon most will never know until it occurs (Czarnecki, 2008)....   [tags: parents talk, HIV public attention] 538 words
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The Phenonmeon of The Teen Mom - Teen Mom II is the second incarnation of MTV's number one rated reality mini-series 16 and Pregnant. The show documents the lives of four teenage mothers as they struggle to cope with the every day challenges, financial and emotional, a woman faces while raising her first infant child. All while trying to navigate through the journey of adolescence. Once catering primarily to the music oriented teenage consumer of the 1980s and 1990s, MTV has since reinvented itself as a reality television repository for tweens, teens and young adults....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Teenage Pregnancy and Prevention - The public sector cost in 2004 is $950 million dollars for teenage births (Hoffman, 2006). Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent every year to care and support teenage births. Although teen pregnancy has declined in the past, the United States is still number one out of all industrialized countries of teen pregnancies. Therefore, implementing an in depth sex education class covering parenting in schools will allow teens to fully understand he consequences of having protected or unprotected sex....   [tags: puberty, sex education]
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Issues on Teenage Pregnancy - ... Low self-esteem is another factor that can be found linked to teen pregnancy. A girl may often devalue herself, and therefore look to others such as a boyfriend to make her feel better about herself. Sexual abuse can also have an influence on adolescent pregnancy. Being a victim of sexual abuse increases a female’s chance of becoming pregnant at an early age. According to Crosson-Tower (2013), “Those who have been victimized engage in voluntary sexual activity at a younger age, have unprotected sex more often, have more and older partners, and are more vulnerable to re-victimization than non-abused teens” (pg....   [tags: children, uncontrollable sexual urges]
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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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British Pregnancy and Condoms - ... The goal of its teenage pregnancy strategy is to have under 18- conception rate by 2010. “Teenage pregnancies are rising; so are drunkenness, sexual offences and crimes of sadism.” Adolescent pregnancy occurs in all societies but the level of teenage pregnancy and childbearing varies from country to country. The level of adolescent pregnancy varies by a factor of almost 10 across the developed countries. In order to reduce teen pregnancy and aid there should be formal sex education programs....   [tags: education, teenage pregnancies]
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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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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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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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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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Being a Teen and Pregnant - ... She claimed. The police passed by and got Sierra even more scared. She step up and call the click. “We gotta get out of here right now, we gonna be in trouble.” The group started to smell the marijuana smell. They immediately the “click” step out side. They all were in the street with no idea what they were going to do. It was 3:00 am and all this guys and girls look kind of drunk. After that everybody decide to go out to a different place. They didn’t tell everybody where they were going. So like she didn’t have other option her boyfriend proposes to go to an hotel....   [tags: a pro-life story] 998 words
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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 - ... Abortions have not become a thing of the past, yet politicians are trying their best to have it outlawed. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ABORTION AMONST TEENS 3 The Psychological Effects of Abortions amongst Teens An Introduction of Abortion Are you familiar with the name Dr. Karen Ashford, probably not. She is a factious character that would have been if she was allowed to be born. She was never given a chance at life because she was aborted at only 16 weeks in uteri. She was forced to be aborted by her would be grandmother of her 13 year old mother....   [tags: Birth, Pregnancy]
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Factors that Affect Teen Sex Behavior - ... According to an article published by the Heritage Foundation, Children whose parents have divorced are increasingly the victims of abuse and neglect. They exhibit more health problems, as well as behavioral and emotional problems (The Effects of Divorce on America). On the other hand, according to a research done by the ministry of education of Singapore, slightly more than 80 per cent of parents think that it was important to broach the sexual topic, but less than 50 per cent had actually done so (Many parents shy to talk about sex, New straits time)....   [tags: family, media, religion] 656 words
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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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Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies in America - ... If you factor in the fact they say they were too young to see the mistakes they were making while at the same time they have the right to get abortion something just doesn’t add up. If teens are not being held accountable for their actions then they will simply do it again. I have a first hand knowledge of this my cousin had her first child at 15. She then had two other children and had many abortions within 3 - 5 years. This is because she was getting the impression that there are no consequences for what she does and that it is not her fault....   [tags: teen parents, abortions, foster care] 639 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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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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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 - ... The main purpose is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Most woman or young women have sex before they are married and are not ready for a child does take birth control. Johnson states in her article “Woman take the pill by mouth to prevent pregnancy and, when take correctly, is up to 99.9 percent effective”. The con with only taking birth control and not using protection is that birth control can’t prevent disease. If taken as told then you will not get pregnant and it will prevent having an unwanted pregnancy....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abortion Should Be Legalize - ... An example, If teens get pregnant, they should be able to get an abortion because teenagers aren’t capable to give a child their all if their kids themselves, especially if they have a bright future, having a child wouldn’t give them a good of a chance to succeed as not having a child at all. Another reason is that teens are too selfish and kids need attention and don’t understand the fact that everything that they have no longer belongs to them and that everything that they have belongs to their child and with having a child come with a lot of responsibility....   [tags: pregnancy, parenting, fetus] 750 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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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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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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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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