Another challenging is the teen education. A lot of teen make the decision to drop out of high school to take care of their child. It is hard to get a good job for a teen without high school diploma. Then the teen will be looking for welfare for assistance. Some teens expect to seek help from their mother, siblings and friends.
Not only are children of teen parents more likely to be unhealthy physically but sometimes emotionally as well. A teen cannot provide the fostering environment that a baby needs to develop. Although teen pregnancy rates declined throughout the 1990s, a 3 percent jump in births to teen mothers between 2005 and 2006 raised alarm that sex education programs and campaigns to reduce teen motherhood were failing (ProQuest). Various methods of contraceptives and the righteous yet difficult choice of abstinence are among possible solutions Preventing teen pregnancy is an issue in the United States of utmost importance and society as a whole must convince teens in a more innovative , extreme way and they must push forward now. As a result of teen pregnancies mothers and fathers are having to work extra hard to have an optimistic future.
However teen pregnancy really affects our communities and country. Approximately, over eighty-five percent of teenage girls who become pregnant every year do not plan their pregnancies and only fifteen percent of pregnancies are prepared. The causes of teen pregnancy is unsafe sex or poor sex education in teen and adolescents, and in result many teen girls get pregnant, increase the population, more people in poverty and children becomes the victim of their parents mistakes. There are several illusions surrounding teenagers and adolescents pregnancy. Most of the teenagers believe that they will not get pregnant or to impregnate someone the first time they have sex.
Between 1996 and 2006, Canada 's teenage pregnancy rate steadily declined by 37%. However, since 2006, Canada 's teenage pregnancy rate has been on the rise, increasing from 27.9 pregnancies per 1,000 teens, to 28.2. This is of great concern to Canada, for teenage pregnancy has many health, social, and media issues. Therefore, teenage pregnancy in Canada requires a solution, that will prevent such pregnancies, and support the teen parents To begin with, there are many common reasons why teenage pregnancy takes place. In fact, 60% of teenage mothers come from economically disadvantaged households and perform poorly in school.
There is a strong correlation between teenage pregnancy and high school drop- out rates (Gyan, 2014). The relationship between education and early childbearing goes in both directions; pregnant teenagers are most likely to drop-out school, young girls who drop-out school are more prone to become pregnant (Gyan, 2013). Teenage pregnancy is a big concern for parents. Most teen mothers fail to earn a high school diploma; their educational achievement is very poor. Early parenthood is the leading cause of
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. These statistics do not distinguish between intentional and unintentional pregnancies, or pregnancies occurring in or out of wedlock. From the 1978 figures, only one in six pregnancies concluded as births following marriage, and eight in ten premarital teenage pregnancies were unintended. The declining birthrate is not consistent for all teenagers: among those 14 or younger, the birthrate is increasing.
Even though some people say shows such as ’16 and pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’ glamorize teen pregnancies, the rate of teen births have dropped even more since the television shows have aired in 2009. The shows show the challenges and struggles that come with getting pregnant at a young age, while still juggling high school. Between 1991 and 2008 teen pregnancy was dropping 2.5 % per year. Between 2010 and 2014 the rate has been dropping 7.5 % per year, and increasing. One in six 15 year old females will give birth by her 20th birthday.
A large percentage of teenage births occur in low-income families, which has pulled many federal funds in the issue, because babies of low-income families would eventually need taxpayer-supported benefits, particularly if the parents do not have good jobs to pay educations for their children (Clemmitt, 2010). According to The National Campaign (2016), federal funding streams for teenage pregnancy prevention sum up to approximately $280 million annually, which is sufficient to help less than two percent of teens in America. Even though US government spend much money on preventing teenage pregnancy, it has not made significant improvement to the situation and many of pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers could not receive any big help from US government. Moreover, Teenage pregnancy is also considered as the major cause of child poverty in USA (Burt, 1999). The higher teenage pregnancy rates are, the higher child poverty appear.
Teen Pregnancy and Stereotypes Teen pregnancy is increasing yearly. According to the March of Dimes, teenage birth rates have decreased steadily in the country since 1991. Teenage birth rates in the United States remain relatively high compared to the more developed countries. According to the March of Dimes, "nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teens ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,000 give birth (Teenage 1).
Hannah Farrell English 5/15/14 Sanderson Becoming pregnant at a young age is a frequent yet avoidable mistake that will affect you for the rest of your life. Since the 1990’s the number of teen pregnancies has lowered but is still an avoidable situation that adolescents can prevent. This paper will explore recent statistics and consequences of teen childbearing and ways to prevent the situation. Statistics show that teen pregnancy has declined since past years but still continues to be a problem among adolescents. For example from 1990 to 2010 the teen birth rate has declined from 61.8 to 29.4 for every one thousand teen girls (Teen Pregnancy & Childbearing 1).