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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 - ... Therefore they learn myths about sex and have poor sex practices. Lack of parental supervision or guidance can also be a cause of teenage pregnancy. In the Bahamas the majority of the Bahamian populace lives in a single parent home. Teens are left unsupervised for considerable amounts of times. Education laws state that all children 16 and under is required to be in school however once a teen becomes pregnant she is removed from school and an alternative schooling is provided once the baby is born they are allowed to return back to school....   [tags: Bahamas, Single Mothers]
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Teenage Pregnancy - ... The child’s environment may depict a very vocal support for pre-marital sex thus the want to be part of it. Each of these factors, according to Klein, is cited as the influential factors on why teenagers become sexually active (Klein, 2005). Although many may speculate the credibility of teenagers who get pregnant with this reason, there is no denying that there is a possibility that the teenager may have been forced to have a sexual intercourse without his or her consent. According to Kabir (1989), she states that young women get pregnant because they may be victims of rape or incest either by a member of the family or by accident....   [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 - ... Nearly one in four female teens at risk for unintended pregnancy were not using any contraception at last intercourse. But things are beginning to change. More teenagers are holding out on sex and being educated in it, which is one of the best things possible. From 2006 to 2008, eleven percent of teenage females age fifteen to nineteen and fourteen percent of males in the same age group, had sex before the age of fifteen. This is a big change for the good. It may not seem like so, but compared to 1995 it is....   [tags: Teenagers, pregnancy, CDC]
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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 Pregnancy - ... Four years after the 2009 start of the show, teen pregnancy rates are at a record low. Studies show that the show actually helped improve adolescent interest in contraception and abstinence. A quick search through Twitter’s stream of tweets during 16 and Pregnant’s air time prove that the show increased awareness of teen pregnancy struggles. Girls are seeing the position that these mothers are putting themselves in and do not want to be in the same position. This contradicts early reports of girls glamorizing the subject, which could still occur, by seeing the negative outcomes of teen pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, abstinence]
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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 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 - 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: Teen Pregnancy] 669 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: Teen Pregnancy] 6491 words
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Teenage Sexuality - Adolescence is a time during which societal and family values, attitudes, and behaviors are learned. This period in a person’s life is marked by challenges and difficulties in self-exploration and identification. Sexual relationships are especially challenging and difficult for adolescent women and men. Teenage fertility is a reality for most countries that needs to be dealt with effectively. It is necessary that young people are educated about STDs, health risks, and contraception and that societies on the whole are made more aware of teenage sexuality....   [tags: Puberty Adolescent Sexual Behavior] 1571 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 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 Abortion - 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. The direct definition of abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of the fetus before birth....   [tags: Abortion Essays Research Papers] 1152 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 and Social Exclusion - ... Firstly, to discuss relationships and sex with young people and debate the advantages and disadvantages of teenage pregnancy it would allow the young person to be aware of the possible outcomes. It is vital that the coalition government stay focused on teenage pregnancies and keep the statistics low, Teather and Burstow (2012) believe the government remain committed and aim to reduce teenage pregnancies and not only that, but to achieve better outcomes for young parents as well as their children....   [tags: Social Exclusion: Adolescents]
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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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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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Causes of Teenage Depression - ... Depressed teens are plagued by feelings of worthlessness, making the teen extremely vulnerable to criticism, rejection, and failure. That is a particular problem for “over-achievers” (“A Guide for Parents”). The mental abuse from a guy/girl or a loved one can dishearten a teenager. The actions of the abuser for example, the words, the online, and the anonymous abuse all contribute to the stimulation of depression. The mental abuse from a person, whether the person is an adult or a teen, and the abuse is painful for a teen to go through and some go through it every day of their lives....   [tags: death, melancholy, trauma]
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The Problem of Teenage Depression - ... A severe accident can change how a child perceives the world around them, warping their outlook on life as a teenager; something that seems sad to a normal teen can be devastating for one with depression. The main cause of depression is simply a chemical imbalance. Neurotransmitters are what controls communication between the brain and the rest of a teenager’s body. Often, there is something wrong with these chemicals in a teenager’s brain. It can affect every function: their perception of the world around them, their physical reactions, and how they are feeling both emotionally and physically....   [tags: health, teenagers]
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Teenage Depression and Suicide - ... One treatment for depression is a medication called an antidepressant. Antidepressants are drugs used to prevent or relieve depression that primarily work on brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, especially serotonin (Irwin 81; “National Institute of Mental Health”). Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs are medications that work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin. Since depression is rooted in a chemical imbalance within the brain, it makes sense that the problem might respond to chemical treatment....   [tags: Depression, Mental Disorder, Teen Suicide]
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Teenage Perceptions of Breastfeeding - Providing an infant with breast milk is one the most important physiological benefits a new mother can provide for her child and is described as the most valuable method of nurturing (Cleveland, 2000; Glass et al., 2010; Isaacson, 2006; Juliff, Downie & Rapley, 2007; Kloeblen-Tarver, Thompson & Miner, 2002; Okon, 2004; Simmie, 2006; Spear, 2007; Tarrant & Dodgson, 2007) however worldwide, barely one in every three children are exclusively breastfed during the first four months of their young lives (Hunt, 2007; Isaacson, 2006)....   [tags: Women's Health]
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Teenage Drug Abuse - Teenage drug abuse is an issue that can result from a wide variety of social influences, stressful events, and mental disorders. Drug abuse among adolescents is a troubling issue because it decreases focus, increases the chance of consistency in behavior during adulthood, increases the chances of developing emotional issues, permanently damages the brain, and damages tissues in every system that can lead to death. Previous scientific research has identified that social factors, including the media and peers, play an important role in psychological development and impact the adolescent's decision to start experimenting with substances (Botvin 888)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 975 words
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Teenage Drama Shows - Teenagers are a significant segment of the American population. However, teenage drama shows did not make a significant emergence until the 1990’s. Before the 90’s, there were a handful of shows that had adolescents as supporting or main characters but the shows were not geared towards a teen audience. Never Too Young was one of the first so- called “teen drama” shows that premiered in 1965 and aired for a single season. The show had soap opera elements and chronicled the lives of teenagers. Teen dramas as opposed to teen situation comedies have soap opera elements to them....   [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 in the US - ... It is unfortunate that this epidemic continues to run on a continuous cycle with the children of teen parents becoming teen parents themselves. There are quite a few reasons for the increased risk of this phenomenon including: growing up in poverty, having parents with low educational backgrounds, living in a single family home situations, and having low attachment to and performance in school. To combat these issues, it will take an entire community of people dedicated to helping these adolescents and their children break free form this viscous cycle....   [tags: Consequences, Prevention Program] 794 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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Teenage Depression and Suicide - ... While medication targets the biological roots of depression, psychotherapy targets the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects. Interesting new research using sophisticated imaging technology shows that psychotherapy also may lead to physical changes in the brain, and these changers may affect neurotransmitter levels as well. Two main types of psychotherapies—cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT)—are effective in treating depression. The goal of CBT is to change habitual patterns of thinking and acting that may be contributing to a person’s problems....   [tags: Risk Factors, Essential Treatment]
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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 - 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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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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Teenage Depression Statistics - Twenty percent of teens in America today suffer from at least one symptom of depression.( Teenage Depression Statistics ) Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts, that affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. Depression symptoms include loss of emotional expression, feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, and social withdrawal (Teenage Depression Statistics )Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, suffers from symptoms of depression....   [tags: Psychology, Pessimism, Social Withdrawal] 1826 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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Cinematic Teenage Influences - ... However, what they failed to take into consideration was, the cars around the actor definitely knew he was there and would make sure to drive as far away from him as possible. The boys had no such luck because none of the drivers knew they were there as they were lying down. Therefore, the inevitable seeming detriments going along with these engagements followed through and got several people hurt. “‘In the movies you jump out a window and walk away, but in real life we pick up the pieces, as we did with Birkhimer,’ he [Bordentown Police Chief, George Moyer] said.” In another movie, “Project X,” a group of teenage boys threw a gigantic party which involved alcohol consumption, smoking, and sexual activities....   [tags: Cinema, influences, teenagers]
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Teenage Crush - Butterflies. Daydreaming. Embarrassment. Stumbling of words. Excitement. Sweaty hands. Shyness. Thrill. Confusing signs. Giggles. Blushing. Crush. A crush is generally a term used for children or even more often, teenagers. It is typically a small infatuation with another person that seems to be more important than it actually is. Teenagers develop a lot of different emotions when experiencing a crush. Usually, they become somewhat shy around that person and begin to get nervous. Many people mistake the term “crush” for love or something along the lines of love....   [tags: Relationships] 502 words
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Implications of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - According to experts approximately 9 percent of Unite State teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant every year. And even though some studies have shown that the incidence of teenage pregnancy has generally been in decline since 1991, the causes and effects of underage childbearing has continued to be a big burden on families, the public and government. Babies having babies is the simplistic way that some people have described the specter of having a baby while teenager are unprepared....   [tags: Sex Education]
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The Impact of Teenage Unemployment and Possible Solutions - ... This has been compared to the great depression by some due to the fact that the numbers are somewhat similar to those seen during the great depression, in fact Andrew Sum ,the director of the Center for Labor Market Studies, has dub the current trend “the Great Depression for Teenagers” (Hall, 2013). The unemployment rate also varies by race in addition to age group (Hall, 2013). Currently for Caucasians the percentage of those who have a job is at 39.25 percent, for African-American the percentage is currently at 19.25 percent, and as for Hispanics the percentage is currently at 26.7 percent (Hall, 2013)....   [tags: Teenagers, Unemployment, United States]
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Biological and Psychological Changes in the Teenage Brain - There are many mitigating factors both psychologically and biologically that play a concurrent role in an adolescents’ life. Despite all the new scientific research, "Inside the Teenage Brain" suggests that there is a consensus among experts that the most beneficial thing for teenagers is good relationships with their parents (Dr Jay Giedd, Frontline). The inside the teenage brain article focused on the biological changes a young teenager goes through. Developmental psychologist and health professionals have categorized adolescent into three stages: early, middle, and late (Greenberg, Bruess, & Conklin, 2007, p....   [tags: Teenagers, Teens, neurology] 544 words
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Teenage Drug Addiction and Social Influence - ... Evie really lives with her Aunt Brooke. Believing what Evie has told her, Melanie decides to let Evie live with them, only late to realize that her home environment was all a big lie. After Melanie decides to tell Evie she can no longer live there, Evie abandons Tracy as a friend which causes Tracy to become even more emotionally depressed than she was before meeting Evie. The outcome of the movie ends with Evie telling another lie to her Aunt Brooke about Tracy being the cause of her recent erratic behavior involving a sudden meeting of Tracy, Melanie, Brooke, and Evie all blaming one or the other for the cause in the girls behavior....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Teenagers, Thirteen]
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Sex Education: Determining Teenage Lives - A parent’s main concern has always been --and always will be--what is best for their child. Parents attempt to raise their children so that they can learn to make the best possible decisions in any given situation. However, is blatantly avoiding the topic of sex, simply because it may be awkward, the best choice that parents’ make for their children. The controversial issue of sex education in public schools has been a main concern in communities throughout the United States. There has been increasingly more discussion about sexual education programs and whether or not they should be included in the school’s curriculum....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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The Influential Stronghold on Teenage Decision Making - ... Another common theory as to why teenagers start drinking so young is that they are influentially driven to think that most of their peers are doing it and they should do it as well. The amount of teenagers that talk about drinking paired with the inaccurate portrayal of high school drinker/partiers on television create a delusion that forces teenagers to think that what they are consuming is perfectly normal, acceptable, and unfortunately expected of them The problem with this though is that teenagers tend to overestimate the amount of that actually do....   [tags: drinking, underage, accidents, driving, alcohol]
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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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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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Creating a Teenage Magazine - Creating a Teenage Magazine My design brief for this project was to create a teenage magazine to include the front cover, a double page spread and one other page of your choice. The magazine must have a clear target audience within the age of 13-19 containing at least 3 orignal image . I will be assessed on these three components which are planning (30 marks), construction ( 60 marks) and a production report ( 30 marks). it will be appealing towards a mass audience. At an early stage I was carefully looking at the whole projects created by other students in the past to give me an idea of what sort of project is all about....   [tags: Papers] 2542 words
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Contraceptives and the Teenage User - Contraceptives and the Teenage User For years now a debate has been ongoing concerning teenagers and contraceptives. Some argue that giving contraceptives or even allowing teenagers to purchase them only encourages premarital sex. This attitude, however, denies the simple fact that premarital sex in adolescents has been common throughout the ages. It occurred before effective contraceptives were available, it occurs now despite the well publicized existence of untreatable and deadly diseases like AIDS, and it will continue regardless of public policies restricting access to contraceptives....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Twelve hundred dollars. The amount of money needed to create the first issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; a group of four crime fighting ninjas that take on an interesting body form. This group is interesting in the fact that they are a very successful parody of another super hero from the past. After watching the movie and doing some research on the hero Daredevil, it seems that the storylines are similar and will be explained later. The turtles are also interesting in that they do not have powers just more or less karate skills....   [tags: Ninja Turtles] 1408 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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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: Papers] 750 words
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Gangs and Teenage Violence - Gangs and Teenage Violence A gang is a group of people who interact among themselves. Teen violence is contributed to these gangs. Most gangs claim neighborhoods as their territory and try to control everything inside that territory. This kind of antisocial behavior is a major problem in American Society. Gang members are typical members of the same ethnic group. Fear and hatred for people of another race is called xenophobia. People who are victims of racism are often racists themselves....   [tags: Papers] 1410 words
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The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines - The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines Analyse and comment on the content and presentation, and the advertising of the Summer 2004 issue of Elle Girl magazine. Examine the relationship between features and the advertising in the magazine and consider in particular how this magazine tries to persuade young women to buy fashion and beauty products. Elle Girl is a magazine aimed at young teenage girls. It contains fashion tips, general life advice and articles about celebrities....   [tags: Papers] 1603 words
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Teenage Alcohol Abuse - Is there ever going to be an end of teenagers drinking before they are allowed to according to law. In today’s society teenagers walk around as if they know exactly what is good for them, as if they are invincible. Take a look at the number of crashes caused every year by teenage under-aged drinkers and how alcohol effects their future and see how bold of a word invincibility is. Issues that need to be considered when it comes to alcohol are the medical conditions it gives people, how alcohol effects each teenagers future, and who the people are that are inspiring teenagers to drink....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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Teenage Violence In Schools - Page #1 Teenage violence in schools has become a tremendous concern to many people. School violence over the past number of years has been increasing and family life, the things that occur in schools and the neighborhoods that the teenagers (that commit the crimes or violent acts) live in are some of the major factors. These are not necessarily the only causes to teenage violence. Family Lifestyle and the behavior of members within the family have been shown to have a direct affect on a teenager’s behavior in school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1421 words
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The New Teenage Parent - The New Teenage Parent I originally wrote this essay as an assignment for Monique DuFour's class about how we classify different groups of people. I think that the part of the student population that are parents (especially single parents) are often forgotten by the University as a whole. I say this because there are very few, if any, programs that recognize and cater to the needs of parents/students that may need a little extra help, with time or financially. As I revised this essay, I tried to think of ways that I could speak to a larger audience and raise general awareness on this issue....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1891 words
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