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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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Teenage Pregnancy - ... Abstinence-only education leaves too much to chance and sets young people up for failure. It does not give them realistic choices to make respectable decisions. Mathis feels that if a class that talks about the importance of condoms could prevent an unplanned pregnancy, why not add it to the school’s program. Removing it from the curriculum does not discourage young people from having sex; it puts them at risk for unwanted pregnancies and STDs when having sex. Edelman claims that teenage pregnancy is everybody’s problem and not just one political party or another....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Teenage Magazine - Want to lose 20 pounds before the Holidays. Or maybe you want to learn “new kissing tricks“, that are guaranteed to be guy approved. Those are just some of the catchy titles you may find on the covers of different magazines. Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find yourself reading the covers of various magazines while you’re checking out. If the bright and loud orange, yellow, and pink colors don’t get you, the side messages will. You’ll be reading the latest gossip about your favorite celebrities and their next huge scandal....   [tags: Media] 991 words
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Teenage Obesity - Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in the world; in fact, it is responsible for 300,000 adolescent deaths each year. From 1980 to 2000 alone, teen obesity rates went up 10 percent. Although obesity does not seem like a big dilemma, it is a problem that’s growing every year, affecting children and their lives. Teenage obesity can result from many factors and prove hazardous to a person’s health, yet it is controllable with proper treatment and care. Although there are many cases of teen obesity, not all of them are related....   [tags: Health] 847 words
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Teenage Curfew - Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates....   [tags: Juvenile Crime] 699 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Teenage Pregnancy "Over one million teenage girls become pregnant each year. In the next 24 hours, about 3,312 girls will become pregnant. In addition, 43% of all adolescents become pregnant before the age of 20. These are incredible statistics when you consider that there are only 31 million females. The United States has the highest adolescent pregnancy rate in the developed world. As statistics show one in nine women between the ages of 15 through 19 become pregnant each year. Also, every 26 seconds a teenage girl becomes pregnant and every 56 seconds a child of a teenage mother is born." A child needs a nurturing and stable environment in order to prosper and grow....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Teenage Rebellion - Teenage Rebellion The term "teenager" started being used in the 1940s. After the depression, young men and women were able to stay in school longer than previous generations. For the first time there were large groups of kids aged 15 to 18 that found themselves in the same place. This created the social class of the teenager. The main purpose of the teenager was to rebel. At that time rebellion was as easy as saying a bad word or wearing a skirt above your knees. The social majority saw that kind of behavior as outrageous and isolated the perpetrators, therefore giving the teenager a sense of immortality....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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Teenage Mothers - Becoming a parent permanently and profoundly alters a teenager's life. Most of the girls forget about their dreams of happy marriage, college is almost always out of the question, graduating High School becomes a goal most teenage moms don't achieve. Young girls having babies isn't new, as a matter of fact, teenage parenthood was higher in the 1950 then it is today, but things were different. Most of the girls were eighteen or nineteen and many of them already married. Only a few of single mothers actually kept their babies....   [tags: essays research papers] 6491 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Over the past few years teenage pregnancy rates have grown substantially. More than one million teenagers will become pregnant this year in Canada, and the number is growing. Many socioeconomic factors influence pregnancy rates, such as; different races, different religions, financial status, education and family background. Another influence is the sexual education children are receiving or not receiving at school and at home. While the problem of teenage pregnancy is acknowledged, solutions are coming slowly....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Teenage Smoking - Teenage Smoking This is a story about Stephanie. When she was 16 she had her first cigarette, in the back of her friends car. Her friend lit up a cigarette for herself and then offered Stephanie one. Stephanie knew that smoking was bad for you, but everyone else she knew had tried it. She wanted to feel like she fit in. She smoked the cigarette and thought to herself, "Hey, this is pretty cool. I feel so relaxed. Two years later, Stephanie was a senior and smoking a pack a day. She found it hard to make it through her eight hour school day without having a smoke....   [tags: Papers] 1174 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: essays research papers] 1311 words
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Teenage Wasteland - The author in this story has tried hard to bring the problem of teenage runaways to the surface in order to shed light on its cause and possible solutions. The conflict that exists between the son. Donny and his mother Daisy reflects the kind of problems that many American families are facing today. It is extremely important to understand that while many people blame teenagers for their irrational and irresponsible behavior when their life doesn't turn out well, they completely forgot the importance of role played by parents and how it can have a profound impact on the child life....   [tags: Book Reviews] 328 words
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Teenage Abortion - Teenage Women, Abortion and Law Abortion has always been a very controversial issue. This can be due to the fact that people have different beliefs that are emphasized by their own religion and set of moral values. Many people believe that abortion is wrong, but they believe that is it only wrong under certain circumstances. This could be true, but is it more right to kill for a specific reason than to just do it because you made an irresponsible decision. Because of the wide spectrum of religion and various moral beliefs, there will never be a right or wrong answer to abortion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1151 words
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Teenage Smoking - Teenage Smoking When I went to visit my grandmother in the hospital, she was critically ill. I heard the doctor say that she would have a much better chance of survival if she had not been a smoker most of her life. I made the decision then that I would not smoke. Every day more than 3,000 teenagers become regular smokers. That number translates to more than 1 million teenagers a year. About one third of them will eventually die from a tobacco-related disease. Cigarettes kill more than 400,000 Americans every year....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]
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Teenage Abortion - Teenage Abortion (this essay is lacking the works cited) The subject of teenage abortion, is an emotionally charged one. The two major groups are completely opposite in their beliefs. Rather than discuss the emotional views of those groups, I have chosen to research, write, and conclude based on factual material, concerning teenage abortion. A discussion of abortion as a definition is explained medically, and in a small part the emotional effects on the participant. I have chosen to report in a factual not an emotional manner....   [tags: Abortion Essays Research Papers] 1152 words
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teenage wasteland - The Teenage Wasteland, why was it so good. Growing up in the recent generations is very challenging. Children at such young ages, even younger than teens have been faced with such perilous decisions. It is especially hard for teenagers to find acceptance at this point in their lives. Here is an instance that is so common in this day and age, yet this particular case is only fiction. A teenage boy named Donny has been going through a few changes in his appearance. His parents, Matt and Daisy, are somewhat disturbed yet they don’t say much to him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1086 words
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Teenage Life - Teenage Life "The best days of your life" they say, "what I wouldn't give to be your age again" they tell you. What do they know. Unless teenage life has altered dramatically since their 'day' they surely must have been living in a parallel universe, because as most teenage kids will tell you, if this is the best it gets, why bother with the rest of it. Why bother with the dull endless grind that is exams, school and academia, why endure the endless jibes from the older, popular and better off guys, why struggle to not end up on the dreaded council estates with a brown sofa and sick green carpet....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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Teenage Drinking - Teenage Drinking According to Lang nine out of ten high school seniors have used alcohol, one out of twenty use it daily, and one out of three will get drunk during any given weekend (back cover). Teenage drinking is a very serious problem that is growing by the day in our country. I want to know what kids who drink are getting themselves in to when they decide to start in high school or junior high. What types of health and psychological problems will they be facing. What are the chances that they will become addicted to alcohol, or to some other drug, for life....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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Teenage Suicide - Missing Works Cited 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: essays research papers] 1309 words
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Teenage Smoking - Teenage Smoking: Teenagers Should Not Smoke      Teenagers should not smoke because smoking is the most preventable cause of death in America today, especially among teenage smokers. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of lung cancer. It is also responsible for chronic bronchitis. Last, there is emphysema, which is another disease caused by smoking. By smoking, people have a fivefold increase in the risk of dying from lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.      Lung cancer accounts for 29 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States and smoking accounts for about 87 percent of lung cancer deaths....   [tags: Cigarette Smoking] 395 words
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Teenage Alcoholism - Teenage Alcoholism What is alcohol. Alcohol is many things to many people: To little kids, it is a curiosity. To teenagers, it is ?cool?. To responsible drinkers, it is a relaxant. To bartenders, it is a job, their lives. To restaurant owners, it is a moneymaker. To probation officers, it is a frustration. To actively drinking alcoholics, it is heaven. To wives and husbands of drinking alcoholics, it is a waste. To recovering alcoholics, it is a painful old friend. To us, it is something to be learned about and controlled....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking binge Youth Essays]
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Teenage Alcoholism - Teenage Alcoholism *Missing Works Cited* Teenagers today have no idea what alcoholism really is. They think that they can never become alcoholics. They think that it could never happen to them, but they are wrong. Stress, Family problems and the desire to be popular are wrong the cause of teenage alcoholism. Signs that a teenager has a drinking problem and steps that parents can take to help their child are what I will discuss in this paper. The critical ingredient common to all alcoholic beverages is ethyl alcohol or ethanol ( Lang 21)....   [tags: Papers] 1089 words
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Teenage Runaways - Teenage Runaways A news bulletin flashed across the television. Interrupting my favorite program, a news reporter announced, "Missing teenagers." The reporter went on to state that a group of young teenagers had been reported missing for the last twenty-four hours. It was later reported that the teenagers had run away, and they had left a note demanding more independence. The teenagers were from wealthier homes; therefore, the parents of the missing children could not understand the reason their children left home....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 527 words
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Teenage Humor - Teenage humour is unlike adult humour. Teenagers laugh at “Toilet” humour while adults laugh at “Civilized” humour. Therefore considering that teenagers laugh at the opposite of what adults do, we need to define the reasons why teenage and adult humour is so different. I believe that teenage humour is sex oriented. I took a survey of ten teenagers to see what they believed was humorous. Trisha Lindsay believes that embarrassing moments are hilarious. Dustin Lockhart, Nadia Korfitsen, David Webster, Rick Fawcus, Kristi Webster, and myself believe that sex or sexual suggestions are humorous....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 words
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Teenage Suicide - 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: Suicide Youth Killing Essays]
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Teenage Marriage - The rapid increase in the number of early marriages over the past several years coupled with the extremely high rate of divorce within this same group makes this subject extremely important. If you are a teenager and are seriously considering an early marriage, these are a number of potential problem areas of which you should be aware, so that, if you do decide that this is the best course of action, you will be alert to the possible difficulties which could lie ahead. First, the problem of adequate financial support is obvious....   [tags: essays research papers] 1566 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: Depression Mental Disorders Essays]
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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: essays research papers] 1202 words
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Teenage Depression - Teenage Depression I. Clinical depression is a serious illness that can affect anybody, including teenagers. It can affect your thoughts, feelings, behavior, and overall health. A recent child psychologist quoted; "It (depressions) not a fleeting sadness but a pervasive and relentless sense of despair. A lack of interest in life accompanied by weight loss, loss of appetite, feelings of uselessness, and sleep disturbance are some of the more common symptoms. People with depression can't just 'snap out of it'....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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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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Teenage Stress - Stress is the way the body reacts. It is an unavoidable consequence of life. Teen stress is a big issue in today's society. Recent studies have shown that teens may develop more stress then adults. Few adults can remember the truth about adolescence. "Their minds "censor" their memories, and have them believe that being a teenager was was one big party, free of cares and responsibilities"( ). There aren't that many adults around who realize what adolescence was really like. The anguish, the fear, the anxiety, the stress....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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Teenage Alcoholism - ALCOHOLISM This research paper is on alcoholism and its affect on teenagers and adults. This piece will fully outline alcohol from its origin, and different types of alcohol, all the way to the treatment of alcohol addiction. Reading this paper will hopefully shed some light on the fact that people with an alcohol addiction do not only hurt and affect themselves, but also make the people around them susceptible to the same fate. I. Ethyl alcohol (also known as drinking alcohol), is one of the oldest drugs in the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Teenage Stress - TEENAGE STRESS Laura sits in her room surrounded by a stack of notes, cramming for a test that she entirely forgot about, while James stares blankly at a college application. He also has the knowledge that he must be at work in 20 minutes, and that his car hardly has any gas left in it. Both of these teenagers suffer from a common dilemma, stress. Stress is a reaction to external and internal pressure. It is a normal function that helps people in their daily lives ("Stress: Who"). Without some level of stress, individuals wouldn't have the motivation to meet deadlines or complete projects ("Stress: Who")....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Teenage Drivers - Teenage Drivers Many high school students drive to and from school, along with many other places. Not too many students, however, own the cars they are driving. Instead, they end up driving one of their parents' cars, a car one of their grandparents bought for them, or even a car from one of their rich uncles. Many students also do not have to pay for repairs or insurance or other costly expenses that keep their cars on the road. Even though it makes their lives easier to not have to worry about all these expenses, most high school students still would rather own the cars they drive....   [tags: Papers] 465 words
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Teenage Drinking - Teenage Drinking Alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among children and adolescents is a major public concern. Recent research on middle and senior high school students showed a reversal of previous declines in smoking marijuana and using drugs other than marijuana, a decline in students' personal disapproval of marijuana, and a high prevalence of alcohol use (Johnston, O'Malley, and Bachman 1996; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1996). Concern over this trend surfaced in the popular press, resulting in calls for measures to prevent teen drug use (Christian Science Monitor 1996; Friend 1996; Johnson 1996)....   [tags: Papers] 4919 words
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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 and the Media - ... Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, was on the cover of many magazines during her pregnancy. After the pregnancy, she participated in the show, “Dancing with the Stars.” This leads teens to believe that being a mom might make it easier to open up doors to new opportunities. By showing less pregnant teenagers in the media, we will reduce the risks of having teenagers believe that they can live a glamorous lifestyle that a celebrity lives. We need to show teens the realistic depictions of being a pregnant teen and young parent....   [tags: Media ]
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Teenage Acne Treatment - According to the American academy of dermatology, nearly all of the teens have experienced occasional breakout. Acne strikes all teens equally. The teen acne usually begins between the ages of ten and thirteen. Most of the cases of acne resolve by the time the person is in their twenties, though it is not unusual for it to continue into adulthood. Usually the normal cases require mild to moderate teenage acne treatments since they are just a passing phase of the skin. The hormonal changes occurring in the commencement of puberty are responsible for teenage acne to breakout during the teen years....   [tags: Health] 901 words
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Teenage Perceptions of Breastfeeding - ... (2004) found that women who believed their partners favored breastfeeding were more likely to continue breastfeeding after leaving the hospital, than those Running head: TEENAGERS BREASTFEEDING whose partners were impartial to breastfeeding vs formula feeding or who preferred formula feeding. According to Ineichen et al. (1997), young fathers may in fact have a hard time no longer getting all the attention from their partner and may also believe that the mother’s breasts “belong” to him and therefore discourage breastfeeding or want the baby to be bottle fed so they can feed their infant....   [tags: Women's Health]
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Teenage Drug Abuse - ... For example, already existing mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, or environmental factors, such as stress or trauma, are risk factors that contribute to the development of drug abuse. Knowing the cause of drug abuse for each individual case is essential in creating a comprehensive and effective treatment accordingly because. There are several implications to possible solutions because previous research involving the use of pharmacotherapy with adolescents did not show a satisfactory ratio between potential benefits and risks caused by the treatment (Kaminer and Marsch 164)....   [tags: Drug Abuse] 975 words
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Teenage Drama Shows - ... The teen drama genre typically has shows that are a combination of series and serial programs. In series programs, each week’s episode is self-contained but will occasionally have two-part episodes or a narrative arc that reoccurs (narrative style 23). Many cartoons have a series style. The teen drama, The O.C. was a series style show. One did not have to know much history about the characters and plot to understand the dynamic of each episode. The O.C. also had serial aspects. There were narrative structures that would overlap in episodes, but usually a new topic portrayed every week....   [tags: Communication, Media, MTV] 2327 words
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Teenage Alcohol Abuse - Teenage alcohol abuse is one of the major problems that affect academic performance, cause health problems and is responsible for the death of teenage drivers and sometime their passengers. Many teens drink because they think it is cool and do not understand the dangers of drinking alcohol. In 2008 a survey on the students views on alcohol was conducted in the Atlanta Public School System of 4,241 students surveyed results showed 74% of sixth graders felt there was a health risk while 25% felt there was no health risk; 81% of eighth graders felt there was a health risk, while 19% felt there was none; 82% of tenth graders felt there was a health risk, while 18% felt there was none, and 84% of twelve graders felt there was a health risk, while 15% felt there was none....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse] 2203 words
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Unleashing the Teenage Truth - UNLEASHING THE TEENAGE TRUTH. I was sitting one night perched in front of the television when a segment on Today Tonight captured my wondering attention. It was an attempt to portray the current generation y as lazy, fat and drug addicted. If you are naïve enough to swallow the tripe being served, you may form the opinion that we teens do little beyond text messaging, chat rooming and gaming. It would be incapable of surviving in an environment without technology and parental support because we are intrinsically selfish and unable to function without an iPod hooked to our ears or a mobile phone vibrating in our pockets....   [tags: Child Development] 1085 words
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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - ... Some options of birth control are: the birth control pill, the patch, the birth control shot, and male and female condoms are most common ones. This is a great way to prevent pregnancy because although they may be involved in sexual activity, they have other options to continue with their own choice, and not become pregnant. Comprehensive sex education has many other ways of helping teens realize their options and to learn how to relate to others. They can learn ways to deal with situations, and how to communicate with other in effective ways....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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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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Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse - ... A medical degree, in their view, is useful, but not essential, and certainly not sufficient,” reports the New York Times, citing incidents of young adults taking Ritalin to stay our partying all night—or pressured students popping the pill to study into the wee hours (Harmon 2005, p.1). Pharmaceuticals have become such a ubiquitous part of the American landscape, self-medicating just to feel ‘normal’ is assumed to be necessary. “Katherine gave the tranquilizer Ativan to another friend who complained of feeling short of breath and panicky…’I acquire quite a few medications and then dispense them to my friends as needed....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll - ... Yet, due to the fact that Barbie is a lifestyle toy, children are encouraged to continue these alterations to promote creative thought. Therefore overall, Barbies can last indefinitely with proper care or be short-lived if they are not well taken care of. Barbie’s popularity spread like wildfire, leading to her being used as a platform to immortalize popular figures by way of making special editions figures of them. For instance, America’s First Lady in the 60s, Jackie Kennedy was one of the first muses and hence set precedence for future icons....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Teenage Depression Statistics - ... This leads him to have a jaded outlook on life, and to deem many aspects of the adult world to be insincere, or phony. allies deathOne major occurrence from Holden's past that had great influence on Holden's unstable personality was the premature death of his younger brother Allie. Holden idolizes Allie to immeasurable bounds. Allie's death was a great calamity to Holden and contributed to his admission to an asylum after his initial emotional collapse. In a tumult of grief and aggravation on the night that Allie died, Holden shattered all the windows in his garage with his fists....   [tags: Psychology, Pessimism, Social Withdrawal] 1826 words
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The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy - The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy Teenage parenthood is by no means a new social phenomenon. Historically, women have tended to begin childbearing during their teens and early twenties. During the past two decades the U. S. teenage birthrate has actually declined (Polit and others, 1982). In the late 1950s, 90 out of 1000 women under 20 gave birth as compared with 52 out of 1000 in 1978. Several factors contribute to the current attention focused on teenage pregnancy and parenthood. There is currently a large number of young women in the 13 to 19 age range, so that while the birthrates are declining, the absolute number of teenagers is increasing....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Parenthood Essays] 1338 words
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Teenage Drinking In America - Teenage Drinking In America Missing Works Cited Teenagers are America’s greatest natural resource, and they need to be protected from some of the evils that lurk in the world. A subject that needs special attention is the abuse of alcohol by teens. Statistics show that there is a problem currently between teens and alcohol. There are many causes of teenage drinking and effects that prove that drinking is an important issue that needs to be dealt with to preserve American teenagers. Teenage drinking will become worse of a problem if it continues unchecked on its current path to destruction....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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Problems that Teenage Mothers Face - Problems that Teenage Mothers Face What are the problems that happen to a teenage mother and why.  Babies are born more likely to be born premature and/or suffer low birth weight. There are a lot of problems involved with children having children. There is a higher risk of low birth rate, premature labor, and stillbirth. The problem is teenage girls are not done growing and fully maturing, there for, when they become pregnant it induces problems not only on the baby but the mother as well....   [tags: Papers] 1605 words
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Preventing Teenage Pregnancy Preventing teenage pregnancy has been a goal for many years now. Statistics have tried to keep up with the change in the teenage generation. Many people have different opinions on the subject of teen pregnancy, because to some people teens seem to be getting pregnant expeditiously in these times. People fail to realize that having a baby is a privilege to many people and not a problem. Many people take having a baby as a lightly. Getting pregnant and having a kid has many pros/cons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Pregnant Essays] 1201 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 influence on teenagers considering suicide....   [tags: Media Teenagers Youth Death Essays]
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