Poverty On Poverty And Poverty

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“Young women from low income families are getting pregnant at a higher rate than those from middle and upper income families,” (Development, 2008). Children who have disadvantaged childhoods tend to deal with lack of resources and horrible educational resources result in teen pregnancy. It is more common for children who live in poverty. According to Sarah K. Garwood, Division of Adolescent Medicine at Washington University et al., argues that teenagers who live in poverty with Child Protective Services (CPS) history has a higher risk of getting pregnant than children with no CPS history. In the article, they are arguing that the risk of teenage pregnancy is that the teens live in poverty, the teens have CPS history and they have been mistreated…show more content…
The authors made some great points about how poverty leads to teen pregnancy or at least it is a risk. Their points were clear and precise. Each argument that was presented had facts, data, and statistics that made them valid. The most interesting argument that the authors presented was the fact that not only was pregnancy an initial risk, repeat pregnancy was also a high risk. According to Michelle Castillo, an associate editor for CBSNews.com, this argument is a huge problem for teen girls in the United States. About one in five teenage women in the United States will get pregnant again (Castillo). When Dr. Garwood brought this argument up, I was surprised. I was surprised because these young women live in poverty, how could they afford to support another child? After reading the article, I became more intrigued by the fact that poverty, CPS history and maltreatment is a significant reason why these teenage girls are getting pregnant early. The More than Poverty: The Effect of Child Abuse & Neglect on Teen Pregnancy Risk 5 author pointed out that poverty was a big risk but not really a substantial risk. It states that, “Even children with a low income sample, females who live with a more functional caregiver (higher educational level and absolutely no record of maltreatment) during their childhood performed better in the study). This made me understand that teen pregnancy was a multifactorial problem but overall, I was impressed with the journal

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