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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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Research Proposal: Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK - Contents 1.0 Proposed Title of Research 2 1.1 Introduction 2 1.2 Statement of Problem and Justification 3 1.3 Aim of Research 3 1.4 Objectives of Research 3 1.5 Research Questions 4 2.0 Research Methodology 5 2.1 Introduction 5 2.2 Research Philosophy 5 2.3 Study Design 6 2.4 Research Method 7 2.5 Research Approach 7 2.6 The Time frame and Work Schedule of Research 8 2.7 Sources of Data 9 2.8 Facility and Personnel needed 10 3.0 Literature Review 11 3.1 Introduction 11 3.2 High rate of Teenage Pregnancy in UK 11 3.3 Negative outcomes of Teenage Pregnancy 12 3.4 Conclusion 13 References 14 1.0 Proposed Title of Research Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK 1.1 Intr...   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy in the UK]
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Modern Teenage Issues: Sex, Drugs and Alcohol - ... The rule wasn’t just a pointless number; it was set for a reason and in order to keep people safe it should be followed. The next growing issue that seems to be occurring all over the U.S. is teenagers and smoking weed, chewing tobacco, smoking cigarettes, and participating in other harmful drug use. Teenagers can start using drugs for multiple reasons. Many try drugs out of curiosity, to party and have a good time, pressure put on by their friends, to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression....   [tags: teenage pregnancy, substance abuse]
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Poverty Among Teenage Mothers and The Child’s Outcome - Many studies have shown that teenage mothers and their child have a high risk of living in poverty, due to not completing high school, being a single parent and their lack of knowledge and readiness to raise a child because of unplanned pregnancies. Children born of teenage mothers are at a higher risk maltreatment and poor performance in school. In addition, many studies have also shown that teenage pregnancies and poverty have an effect on their child’s development. Teenage pregnancy and the road to poverty Poverty is a major problem most teenage mother’s experience....   [tags: poverty, teenage mothers, single parents]
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Teenage Suicide: A Harsh Reality of Technology’s Hand in Today’s Bullying - When asked what the major cause of teenage suicide is, most people would conclude depression or drugs. The twenty-first century, however, has a new cause on the rise: bullying. Although bullying is receiving unprecedented awareness and advocacy in schools and the media, startling reports of victims taking their lives are uncovering new realities. Suicide is often the horrific result for many teenagers feeling all alone, left with no means to escape the hurtful torture inflicted by bullying. Bullying has become broad and extensive with teenagers revealing its ugly nature in ways far more diverse than ever before....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 949 words
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The Media's Influence on Teenage Suicide - The Media's Influence on Teenage Suicide      Fiction: Only “bad” kids who have the wrong friends and bad lives commit suicide. Fact: Kids who have the right friends and a bright future in front of them commit suicide. Fiction: Music, movies, and other forms of media do not influence teenagers in any way, shape, or form. Fact: Music, movies, and other forms of media are influencing teenagers to commit suicide.      Teenage suicide is on the rise at an alarming rate. While depression and other social pressures play a significant role in suicide among teenagers, there is evidence showing that music, movies, and other ways the media portrays suicide as glamorous and noble is having a major in...   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Suicide in Death by Landscape - Teenage Suicide in Death by Landscape Margaret Atwood is the Canadian author of "Death by Landscape" which is a short story pulled from her novel, Wilderness Tips. This story highlights a huge problem in today's society, teenage suicide. Wilderness Tips was published in 1991, which is during the time of suicide "clusters" in the teenage population. These so called clusters began in the late 80's. Some experts indicate that suicide has always been a problem but was never seriously acknowledged until the late 1980's....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 750 words
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The Problem of Teenage Suicide - The Problem of Teenage Suicide Most everyone at some time in his or her life will experience periods of anxiety, sadness, and despair. These are normal reactions to the pain of loss, rejection, or disappointment. Those with serious mental illnesses, however, often experience much more extreme reactions, reactions that can leave them mired in hopelessness. And when all hope is lost, some feel that suicide is the only solution. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific evidence has shown that almost all people who take their own lives have a diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder, and the majority have more than one disorder....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1928 words
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Informative Speech on Teenage Suicide - Look around at your peers in the school. How many of them wish they were dead. When 13.7% of males and 30.1% of females in 10th grade say they seriously consider committing suicide, we need think about what is wrong. What makes these 15 and 16 year olds that have so much of their life left to live want to die. 14% of teens said they tried to kill themselves. That’s like having 3 people in our class who have tried to commit suicide. The pressures of life at our age are difficult but they’re not so difficult that 4,135 teenagers a year should be killing themselves....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 677 words
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Causes of Teenage Suicide - Every year thousands of youth in the United States die, not by car accidents or diseases, but by their own hands. Every 90 seconds a teenager commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds. Suicide accounts for 12 percent of the mortality in the adolescent and young adult group. Males are more likely than females to follow through with suicide. For every successful suicide there are fifty to one hundred adolescent suicide attempts. More than five percent of all teenagers try to commit suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 534 words
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage Suicide The killing of own life intentionally is referred as suicide. Over the past years, American society has been concerned about this issue, especially teenage suicide. The suicide rate among teenagers is not constant for a period of time; it keeps changing over time. Most of the time, the suicide rate among boys is greater than that among girls. Different types of people in our society respond to this issue in different ways. Earlier in this year, some 932 parents of adolescents completed a questionnaire of 30 common psychological medical concerns of adolescence, among which suicide was one item....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1311 words
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Teenage Suicide - Suicide is an issue that many young people struggle with everyday. Suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, among adolescents. The middle teenage years are the years with the greatest incidence of teen suicide (Fritz, 2001). 7 percent of youths under the age of 25 have attempted suicide at least once (Psychology Today, 2001). These statistics alone show that teenage suicide is something that needs to be dealt with. There are many risk warning signs, and ways to prevent teenage suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1309 words
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage suicide has become a critical, national problem the extent of which is mind boggling. From 1980 to 1992 the rate of suicides involving persons from the ages of 10-14 years old has increased by 120 percent, and has increased 28.3 percent when involving persons from the ages of 15-19 years old (Suicide 451). More recently in a poll of 3,210 high-school honor students, a stunning one-quarter have seriously considered suicide (Eaton 15). Suicides have been proven to be one of the leading causes of death among teens, falling second only to accidents (Roberts 45)....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1202 words
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage Suicide Each day 86 Americans take their own lives and another 1,500 attempts to do so. Even more disturbing is that suicide among a young people nation wide have increased dramatically in recent years. In fact thousands of teenagers each year commit suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young adults aged 15-24. With the first two leading causes being unintentional injury and homicide. There are many reasons why teenagers feel the need to take their own life. They are at a time in their life where they are strongly feeling stress, confusion, self doubt, pressure to succeed, and other fears while growing....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Suicide -      When people think about suicide, they think about someone taking their life away on purpose, or in other words it means, “to kill yourself” (Marcus 1). Suicide is a dramatic word that can change the way people view things in life. It is a thought that brings a teen to the point of self-murder. It is an event where a young one feels desperation and pain just before pulling the trigger or jumping off the bridge. Many of those who have thought about suicide or have committed suicide have done so because their life has changed, and many are having difficulty adjusting to it....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Pregnancy in American Culture -      In recent years, teenage pregnancy has been labeled a major issue amongst teens that it can be known as an “Epidemic.” Is teenage pregnancy directly responsible for a host of society’s ills. Increasing teenage pregnancy rate translates directly into increasing rates of “school failure,” early behavioral problems, drug abuse, child abuse, depression, and crimes. Many social problems can be directly attributed to the poor choices of teenage girls.      The talk shows today are flooded by episodes dealing with teen pregnancies....   [tags: Teen Teenager Pregnant] 2352 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 Social Exclusion - There are corresponding meanings to the concept of social exclusion as people have different views. It is often defined as people who exclude themselves from mainstream society through their own form of action and values in which they believe. However, as practitioners accumulate knowledge and experience they will begin to define social exclusion (Pierson, 2009, p.5). Social exclusion causes individuals to become disadvantaged; this is not just within the economy but through other extents such as education, culture and being a citizen within society (Bonell et al, 2003, p.871)....   [tags: Social Exclusion: Adolescents]
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Causes of Teenage Suicide in America - ... Based on Social learning theory by Bandura (1971) we can know that "new pattern of behavior can be learnt through direct experience or by observing others". Teenage sometimes would just follow what their friends doing by knowing nothing about it. The teen are more probably to commit suicide if they found there are the others who has attempted it (Cutler et al. 2001). According to Cutler et al. (2001), suicide are not only spread between the youth in a certain place, it would also spillover across the areas....   [tags: depression, family factors, parental suicide]
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The Teenage Years of Importance - “How did the emergence of a teenager affect the American Society” The Origin of a teenager; the emergence of a hero. “Adolescence, youth, and teenager are cultural constructions, or socially constructed categories, that have evolved in meaning and common usage in the last century. Only in the last fifty years has the term teenager, introduced by merchandisers and advertisers in the 1940s, meant anything at all to the U.S. public. Today we typically think of teenagers as people aged 13-19. Youth emerged as a category in the 1920s in sociological and ethnographic research studies of deviancy....   [tags: development, adolescence, depression]
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Taking a Look at Teenage Suicide - Teenage suicide is one of the worst misfortunes thinkable for the victims and their loved ones. When someone between the ages of fifteen and twenty four intentionally end their own lives that is considered to be teenage suicide. It is a serious health problem that can affect anyone today, and will continue to be a serious problem among teenagers. There are a numerous amount of causes or reasons why people decide to do this, but it is one hundred percent preventable. There is an amazing organization to prevent suicide that can be easily started in any school, so I would love to start one in a school near my area....   [tags: psychological analysis] 1423 words
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A New Generation of Teenage Drivers - A new generation of teenage drivers embark on the open road every year. With this new generation of teenage drivers comes a set of skills and responsibilities that the adolescent drivers are going to have to learn. Operating a motor vehicle is a task that requires an immense amount of skill, responsibility, and knowledge, and the process of obtaining a license in Indiana should be more difficult. With more rigorous and time consuming driver’s education courses, harder licensing exams, and a stronger presence of parents in the early months of holding a driver’s license, the number of teen deaths related to motor vehicles would not be as astronomical as it is today....   [tags: Road, Accidents, Skills, Responsibilities]
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The Effects of a Teenage Wasteland - Anne Tyler’s “Teenage Wasteland” is a story about a modern day family of four and the relationship issues they experienced with each other. The story is presented in third person limited; however, the reader is shown much about how the mother of the family feels and the troubles she experiences in her relationships with her husband and children, primarily her son Donny. Daisy is portrayed as a mother who worries that she had failed Donny because of his continual disobedience toward the authority figures in his life....   [tags: parenting values, anne tyler, teen behavior]
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Causes and Effects of Teenage Rebellion - There are many reasons to why some people in their teenage years rebel against an elder person. I myself am 18 years old and personally, I can relate to the term that is “teenage rebellion”. I believe the main reasons to why teenagers rebel against their parents or an elderly are hormones, movement and parents that are overly too kind to their kids. Firstly, everyone has gone or will go through the teenage rebellion phase. No matter how good of a person you think you are, you have probably rebelled against an elder person at least once....   [tags: hormones, movement, parents, overly, kids]
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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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Improving the Education of Teenage Drivers - Considering that the lives of every driver are at risk each day, improving the education of teenage drivers is critical. While the ability of drivers can vary throughout all age groups, teenagers have certainly prompted many car accidents, often resulting in fatalities. Whether it’s due to aggressiveness or poor decision making, their inexperience on the road creates a much greater risk for these incidents to occur. Through the years there has been much debate about the driving ability of teenagers, which is usually caused by poor education within the classroom itself; therefore decreasing the safety of all drivers on the road....   [tags: inexperience, ability, safety, hours]
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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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Teenage Girls and Body Image - ... In a study done of female beauty icons, two time frames were studied, 1959-1978 and 1979-1988. In the research, the women who were portrayed as beautiful, and the icons in the media, were observed and over half of them had fit into the standards of having one of the eating disorders, anorexia nervosa (Vonderen & Kinnally, 2012). Mass media can have an adverse effect teenage girls by showing body types that are unrealistic as the normal and desirable type of body to have. Young women look to the mass media to see the societal norms for beauty, and what they see can influence the way that they view themselves....   [tags: media, socialization] 1282 words
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True Love an Teenage Infatuation - ... Friar Lawrence asks him "what change is here, is Rosaline, that thou dids't love so dear, so soon forsaken?". The Friar explains to Romeo that "young men" like Romeo love "not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes"(Shakespeare, 2.3.65-68). Friar Lawrence is astonished at the fact that Romeo can change his feelings towards someone so quickly. Romeo told Friar Lawrence that he was madly in love with Rosaline, a person who he said only examined from a distance. How Romeo went from loving Rosaline to Juliet so quickly is a sign of teenage infatuation because infatuation is based off physical appearance and feelings that often change and result in temporary love towards someone....   [tags: romeo and juliet, sacrifices] 776 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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The Problem of Teenage Depression - Depression is a huge problem for teenagers in America, according to the Mayo Clinic “Depression affects 20% of teens in the United States” (“Diseases and Conditions ”). That is an alarming amount of teenagers who experience this life-consuming illness. Many people assume a teenager’s change in behavior is another phase that will die out in a month or so; however, there is more to it than what many people think. Teen depression is as old as time itself and can be defined as “… a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer” (“Depression”)....   [tags: health, teenagers]
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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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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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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented According to the Students Against Destructive Decisions website there are more than 750,000 teen pregnancies a year. Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult issues that teens and their families face today. Most teen pregnancies causes both involved to take up low paying jobs, drop out of school, and continue to become more and more stressed from then on. Schools offer sex education classes, but direct it fully towards abstinence. In this decade, many more kids are becoming sexually active....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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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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Taking a Look at Teenage Depression - ... Natural remedies include supplements such as fish oil and folic acid, setting a routine, and challenging negative thoughts (WebMD. Natural treatments). Homeopathy is the treatment of ailments with the whole being in consideration. Homeopathic treatments for depression range depending on what type of depression a person suffers from, whether it is exhaustion, working overtly, or a loss of a family member that triggers the beginning of the mental illness (NetDoctor). Invasive treatments for adolescents who suffer from depression include both working with a psychiatrist and oral medications....   [tags: symptoms, treatment and progression] 1447 words
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The Average Teenage Girl: Now and Then - The story of Romeo and Juliet still holds great pull and significance in today’s society, regardless of the differences in beliefs and principles between William Shakespeare’s audience 500 years ago, and audiences at present. Teenagers all over the world have been able to relate with the play’s plot, characters, and themes for centuries. One relation that is commonly made is that of Juliet Capulet and the everyday teenage girl. Although Juliet and I are both very good girls to an extent and we are both hopeless romantics that may fall in love to quickly, we are different in regards to our relationship with our parents and our ability to create witty remarks during a conversation....   [tags: Character Analysis] 991 words
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Is Teenage Gambling a Problem in Canada? - Gambling has become one of the major components in Canada’s entertainment industry. Not only has gambling become popular among adults, but it has also gained popularity among teenagers. The various types of gambling include lottery or scratch cards, card games such as blackjack, bingo and gambling machines. Gambling can affect an individual both mentally and physically. Some of the harmful effects of gambling include experiencing depression, isolation, loss of sleep, stress related problems, loss of control and many more....   [tags: effects of entertainment industry]
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Risk Factors of Teenage Suicide - Teenage suicide is a major national public health concern facing America today. Thousands of teenagers commit suicide each year. Many experts believe that teenage suicide is often due to unpredictable circumstances and can be contributed to hormonal impulses. However, recent case findings and statistics prove that this is not necessarily true. Although some teenage suicides may be the result of youthful and impulsive actions, certain risk factors, signs, and symptoms can contribute to self-inflicted death in adolescents....   [tags: hormonal impulses, gender roles, public health]
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Taking a Look at Teenage Depression - ... Depression is not about telling people you have it, depression is undetectable in many ways. People who are depressed will never let you know they are depressed. They are masters at hiding their feeling and putting on a fake smile. Depression is not something you can just get over. Depression is when you feel nothing. Being depressed is not something to use to get attention. Depression is when you cry at night when nobody can hear you. Depression is when you are emotionless, but full of emotion....   [tags: mental illness]
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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 Obesity in The United States - Teenage Obesity Many people are called fat each day, but in a normal conversation a person is rarely called “obese”. This implies that that particular person is one of many to be inflicted with obesity. So one may ask, “What is obesity?” Obesity is a state of having too much body fat and not losing any weight or gaining more weight which many people also call being overweight. Many people think that obesity is not exactly a major problem and are not concerned with it. However, according to the Nemours Foundation, “A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people....   [tags: loosing weight, energy, patient]
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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality - For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]
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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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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 Driving: A Fatal Mistake - A young woman driving the SUV that crashed into a pond Sunday in Ohio, leaving six teens dead, did not have a driver's license, reports AP and based on accounts from the two male survivors; police say Alexis Cayson was driving way too fast on a curvy road with a 35mph limit. In fact, the survivors say she sped up as she approached a turn known as Dead Man's Curve and lost control. Meanwhile, nine more teens have been killed in two more accidents, reports NBC News. In rural Will County, Illinois, four high school students ages 15 to 17 were pulled from their vehicle this morning after it ended up overturned in a creek last night, reports the Chicago Tribune....   [tags: experience, prevention, driver's license]
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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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Media Influence of Teenage Pregnancy - “In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 305,420 babies born to females in this age group” (Hamilton). Teenage pregnancies were once regarded as normal. Women were once expected to be married and have a family at a young age to ensure lifelong stability. In modern times, teenage pregnancy is considered a taboo subject. MTV began a reality television show in 2009 that popularized pregnancy amongst adolescent females. There are many factors that add to the risk of becoming pregnant during adolescent years, but glamorizing the subject has shown to be the top reason....   [tags: teen mom, abstinence]
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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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Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll - The idea of Barbie came about when a woman named Ruth Handler was watching her daughter play with dolls. In the 1950’s, girls of all ages only had paper or cardboard dolls to play with and preferred to play with cut outs of teenagers and adult dolls. So, Ruth Handler thought to make The Teenage Fashion Doll for older girls, as a three dimensional doll, called Barbie, named after her daughter Barbara (Heppermann 2010). However, Mrs. Handler met resistance when she went to her husband with the idea, and he didn’t think her idea would work out....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Issue of Teenage Pregnancy - Review of Literature Adolescent pregnancy has been and will continue to be an issue. Teenagers who engage in premarital sex tend to do it irresponsibly and unprotected. This puts them in danger of sexually transmitted diseases and at risk for becoming pregnant. Many times adolescents don't realize the grave responsibilities that come with becoming a teenage parent. A variety of educational programs that educate adolescents on pregnancy prevention have been developed to allow students the opportunity to experience those responsibilities and burden that caring for an infant entails....   [tags: sex, adolescent, parenting] 2369 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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Influential Factors of Teenage Smoking - ... Specialists in the medical field do suggest that doctors must converse with all ages to discuss all of the dangers the smoking provides (Painter B.7). Ironically, if children and teens were educated and counseled on the dangers of smoking, it would be less likely that they’d even want to attempt to smoke. Although, there is so specific type of intervention available and as far as parents being concerned, prevention against smoking are available for adults to read further into with their kids....   [tags: tobacco, health, advertisements]
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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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Teenage Addiction to Smoking - Since the beginning of time society has battled the causes of addiction. Addiction has desecrated the nation’s health and has defiled the health of future generations. The hostile impact on young generations, addiction to smoking cigarettes is staggering. Smoking has taken an enormous toll on the minds and health of young teens around the world. Teenage smoking is an epidemic that has derives from several causes. Smoking in young teens has become more common this day in age. Smoking in young teens is most commonly brought about by peer pressure....   [tags: peer pressure, cigarette, health]
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Difficulties for Teenage Mothers - ... In some cases, teenage mothers are not well educated about sex before getting pregnant and thus this leads to lack of communication between the parents and the children and in addition little understanding of the subject as a whole. Another contributing factor can be adolescent sexual behavior, among adolescents; peer pressure is a major factor that urges teenage boys and girls to take part in sexual activities. Early dating, in as early as 12 years of age can be another factor, which may contribute to teen pregnancy....   [tags: unemployment, parental guidance, health] 617 words
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Teenage Girls and Media - ... They post black and white pictures with a quote of misunderstood turmoil. This is a community of people that want compassion and pity from others. Many of the pictures, videos, and gifs include the underlying theme of self- harm, depression, and self-loathing. Since teenagers feed off one another's obsessions, many teenage girls want to be a part of this dark yet beautiful community. This has become so serious that when you search up the tag "depression" on Tumblr there is a disclaimer that says “If you or someone you know is dealing with an eating disorder, self-harm issues, or suicidal thoughts, please visit our Counseling & Prevention Resources page for a list of services that may be...   [tags: online communication, sexualization, marketing] 571 words
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Teenage Driving and Accidents - “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time,” said by Steven Wright. Teenagers look forward to their sixteenth birthday so they are able to drive. Everyone has felt that feeling where they can hardly wait to get behind the wheel and start driving. Little do people know teen drivers are more likely to die from a car accident than from a homicide, suicide, or cancer combined (Littlefield). They are mostly inexperienced with the road and how to handle distractions. If the age were moved to eighteen teenagers would have more driving experience (Sostarecz)....   [tags: Teen Drivers, Distractions, Peer Pressure]
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Causes of Teenage Depression - A famous author John Green said, “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever they list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of death (“The Only Thing Worse”).” Occasional bad moods or acting out is to be expected, but depression is something different. Depression can destroy the very essence of a teenager’s personality, causing an overwhelming sense of sadness, despair, or anger (“A Guide for Parents”)....   [tags: death, melancholy, trauma]
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Teenage Dream: Katy Perry - Everyone at one point in his or her life experienced or is experiencing being a teenager. A period of insecurity and self-doubt, the teenage years have us begging someone to inspire, entertain, agree with, and shock us. Many teenagers today find their inspiration in music and in specific artists, such as Katy Perry. Katy Perry plays the role of a teen-idol on stage, producing songs of empowerment and living in the moment that both teenagers and adults desire to hear. However, Katy Perry has not always been such a mainstream source of inspirational and upbeat music....   [tags: contemporary pop singers]
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Teenage Girls in Society - ... In the book, she tells us about her first encounter wearing the Hijab with her mother at Chadstone mall where she sees other Muslim girls of the same faith greet her by saying, “Assalam-u-Alaikum, she says, greeting me with the universal Islamic greeting, peace be upon you” ( p. 28). She thinks that by wearing the Hijab, its represents a worldwide sisterhood amongst them that can only be shared by tradition. This shared language and culture Portier believes gives us the answers to human capabilities to overcome feelings of hostilities perhaps....   [tags: having a religion different than others]
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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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Disadvantages of Teenage Curfews - In today’s society, some parents create curfews for their children while others allow their children to create their own curfews. Numerous people argue that setting curfews for teenagers help them refrain from taking part in mischief and help them to develop into superior adults. The remaining group of people state that curfews would make teenagers rebel. Teenage curfews produce many different positive and negative views in parents and teenagers. Different opinions on curfews are expressed through parents, teenagers, and mayors; and there are numerous reasons for people not supporting curfews....   [tags: children, society, willpower, teenagers]
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Disadvantages of Teenage Curfews - ... Therefore, parents should permit their children to establish a reasonable time to arrive home while still suggesting that “too late” does exist (Hatter 1). Some people say that curfews are a pointless restraint of freedom. If cities set curfews on minors, they would not even be allowed to stand in the yard of their own home without parental supervision during the curfews’ hours. Curfews could also take away from busy teenagers’ social lives. Teenagers love being involved in different types of activities, and if they participate in school sports, school events, or after school jobs, they could receive the title of being a criminal if they violate their curfews....   [tags: restraint, parental supervision, trust]
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The Difficult Teenage Years - ... The first time they have to adapt is from middle school to high school. When you are thirteen you are in eighth grade. That's the oldest grade in my elementary school building. When you are younger you look up to the eighth graders, because they are the "cool kids". But the eighth graders are dealing with their own problems. In eighth grade you start to apply for high schools. There are the pressures of "I am going to go to the same school, but my friends may be going to another school." or, "I am going to a different school, I won't know anyone." Teenagers go through the whole application process, for some it is easier than others....   [tags: School, Choices] 916 words
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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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Teenage Depression and Suicide - “A dark brooding cloud was slowly casting a shadow across my mind.” “I felt weighed down, oppressed by the burden of having to face a new day.” “. . . A crushing sense of hopelessness that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before.” “It was as if something else had seized control of my mind.” “The darkness was spreading inside me like a cancer (Irwin 1+). — These are descriptions of how Cait Irwin, who suffered from depression as a teenager, described it. They show how awful and frightening depression during the teenage years can be....   [tags: Depression, Mental Disorder, Teen Suicide]
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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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Too Many Teenage Parents - ... The statistics for this war are showing. In fact the United States (U.S.) Congress is deciding whether to get rid of funding. As much as 176 million dollars in federal funding might be taken away from the “so called” abstinence programs. However the rates of sexual activity as decreased as a result of abstinence programs and education. The rates from now and in 2006 are highly incomparable. “There were 41.0 births for every 1,000 United States teenagers from the ages of 15 to 19 (Sullivan) “....   [tags: sex education, birth control, school] 2460 words
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Music Affects Teenage Behavior - Your teenage years are the most crucial in the human process of aging. It is during these years that you begin to learn who you will eventually become, how to become it, and what will influence your process in the midst of it all. As unbelievable as it may sound, the things that a human learns in their teenage years remain with them into adulthood. Whether they flourish from their teenage ways or not, those years will remain an eternal and memorable moment throughout their life. Most teenagers in this time and era allow music to influence their lives more than their parents....   [tags: psychological and hehavior analysis]
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Teenage Anabolic Steroid Usage - ... According to “teenagers at risk for use of performance enhancers” journal article, 76% of the teens who responded to the survey could not identify any negative side effects of steroids (Schneider.M, 2004). Another study in the Sydney Morning Herald’s “Steroid Use Soars among young men” article, the 2013 needle syringe program survey, by the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW, found 74 per cent of people in NSW who started injecting illicit substances in the past three years had sought out performance- and image-enhancing drugs, compared with only 27 per cent in 2003....   [tags: side effects, muscle, body builders] 669 words
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Teenage Depression and Suicide - “A dark brooding cloud was slowly casting a shadow across my mind.” “I felt weighed down, oppressed by the burden of having to face a new day.” “A crushing sense of hopelessness that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before” “It was as if something else had seized control of my mind.” “The darkness was spreading inside me like a cancer.” — These descriptions are how Cait Irwin, who suffered from depression as a teenager, described it. Teenage depression is a common but serious illness that can ultimately send some on a downward spiral towards suicide that can be averted if recognized and given the proper treatment....   [tags: Risk Factors, Essential Treatment]
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Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse - Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse Years ago, the common image of an adolescent drug abuser was a teen trying to escape from reality on illegal substances like cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. Today, there is a great discrepancy between that perception and the reality of who is likely to abuse drugs. A teenage drug abuser might not have to look any further than his or her parent’s medicine chest to ‘score.’ Prescription drug abuse by teens is on the rise. Also, teens are looking to prescription drugs to fulfill different needs other than to feel good or escape the pressures of adulthood....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Causes for Teenage Suicide - “Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7-12” (Jason Foundation). To a majority of people, this number comes as a complete shock. Although most citizens have noticed that the suicide rates for teens in the U.S. have been growing at an astounding rate each year. It is important to help those adolescents who feel the need to end their own life, but also to develop an understanding as to why this epidemic has began to occur more and more frequently....   [tags: stress, excess work, pressure]
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Boundaries in Teenage Relationships - When teenagers are in a relationship they sometimes don’t know how to put boundaries because of the simple fact that they are new to the whole dating stage. Many teenagers are indiscriminate when finding there partner and that means that they sometimes make a bunch of mistakes while in a relationship that becomes a problem later on in the relationship. If the person does not put boundaries and limits since the beginning it’s pretty easy to prognosticate how it will all end. Girls should perceive on how to pick a boyfriend who will respect her and not end up being in an abusive relationship which is sadly present in a hand full of these teenage relationships....   [tags: mistakes, abusive, boy, girl]
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Teenage Marriage - “Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go.“―Erich Fromm. With love and promises comes a life changing situation- marriage. So at what age is it appropriate to marry. Teenage marriage has become a subject that many people have disagreed on over the last few decades. Some say that teenagers are not mature enough to marry, while others argue that if a teenager truly loves someone they should get married....   [tags: love, commitment, spouse]
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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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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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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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