Effects of Teen pregnancy
If a teenager becomes pregnant, her life is changed forever and difficulties will be faced. She will experience many different emotions and her life will be forever changed. It is important for all teenager girls to take the necessary precautions to avoid a “teen pregnancy”.
There are many risk when you have a child in your early teen years. Some of these things want happen, but there is a possibility of them showing up. The risk of pregnancy before the age of fifteen or not seeking prenatal care are; low birth rate, low iron levels, high blood pressure, higher rate of death for the child, also greater risk of the baby’s head being wider than the pelvic area. Teens may also be in danger of not receiving the right…show more content… In 2010, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for at least $9.4 billion in costs to U.S. taxpayers for increase health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teen parents, and lost tax revenue because of lower educational attainment and income among teen mothers (www.cdc.gov). Financial difficulty may arise during a teen pregnancy or after the baby is born. Babies need a lot of needs, from diapers, bottles, clothes, and many more, teens don’t understand that sex will change your life for the worst or better. Teens who do not have full-time employment may struggle to cover the basic expenses of life upon having a baby (Trouble, livestrong.com). A teenager may suffer an emotional crisis if she becomes pregnant and does not want the baby. This crisis may lead to rash behavior such as attempting to self-abort the baby or suicide attempt. Uncertainty the future may arise when a teen is pregnant. A teen may feel she does not have enough knowledge to be a mother (emotional, livestrong.com). She may also have fears about how having a baby will impact her own life and dreams for the future (Worries,