When a teen became pregnant they were often rejected or looked down upon by their parents, friends, and others in the community. Some pregnant teens were even sent to schools specifically for expecting mothers. It seems severe to send off a child that is expecting a child but the media today is taking it to even more of an extreme. Currently, some teens are being treated like celebrities by the media when they become pregnant, for example the MTV shows called “Teen Mom” and “16 and pregnant”, possibly portraying that it is okay to do, or maybe that they’ll get famous on television for it. These pregnant teens are shown to face many hardships in their everyday lives, but on the other hand it is reality televis... ... middle of paper ... ...uld also teach them how to practice safe sex and educate them in contraceptives and how to use them.
Caucasian Americans have the lowest percentage of teen pregnancy (Disparities in Teen Birth Rates par.2). Only 50% of teen moms get their high school diploma by age 22 instead of 90% of women who don’t have children in their teenage years (The Importance of Prevention par 2.). Diapers, formula, clothes, and other baby items are extremely expensive. Children might look cute, but they cost a lot of money. You have to pay for doctors’ visits and other expenses.
Sally just found out she is pregnant. She is scared and alone. Sally's family has rejected her and she has no way to provide for the child she is bearing. Is this the proper way to treat a teen that is pregnant? The answer is no, we should not stop the financial and emotional support of pregnant teens but in the same sense we should not increase the financial support.
We have television programs, such as, “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant” show the wonders of babies having babies. So what has changed in the mindsets of our youth over the past few generations? Why are we seeing so many more girls becoming impregnated at, what seems, younger and younger ages? Common reasons we do find our young people becoming pregnant include, but are not limited to, family values, peer pressure, and the media. Going back on family history and values is one way to trace the reason for pregnancy in younger people.
Teenage girls are getting pregnant before the age of twenty nowadays. Once they are pregnant, some even make a decision on abortion, adoption, or keeping the child. The ones who keep their child face several challenges through life. If they do have the baby, the babies are more likely to have health issues such as; low birth weight, premature and more health issue. Another challenging is the teen education.
My patient is 14 years old and experiences an unplanned pregnancy. Her mother doesn’t want her to keep the baby because she is afraid it will make her life more difficult. Her boyfriend is supportive, but his family isn’t. My patient wants to raise the baby, and has taken a part time job. The psychosocial impact may cause depression and anxiety because the pregnancy wasn’t planned.
An article about parenting says , “Some large or family-friendly companies employees six paid weeks of maternity leave, but many do not.”. This is an issue. IF mothers, specifically single mothers are not paid while taking care of their children, then it is way harder to stay above the poverty line. Children already cost a lot of extra money for two parent families, and if single mothers take time off to take care of their kids without any pay, then that makes the poverty problem
Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Most people in their late teenage years and early twenties, with the drive to be successful, are or should be in college. Instead, a large number of young women today are putting their life on the back burner because they are pregnant. With the recession going on in the United States, supporting and raising a baby while taking care of one’s self has become very strenuous. As teenagers, it’s almost impossible for them to imagine how much money and effort is required to have a baby.
They do not live together, and Jane finds herself having to take care of the baby by herself, while her boyfriend is working and unable to help out most of the time (Urman, 2015). The larger the gap is in terms of childcare responsibilities; the more problems couples tend to have (Berk, 2014). This is especially true for Jane and her boyfriend, leading to them breaking up rather quickly as a result, as well as differences in parenting and her attention being solely on their son rather than their relationship as a couple. It is abnormal for parents to separate following a childbirth, but the two work out their differences quickly and decide to have shared custody of their child even though they decide to no longer be together. (Urman,
Secondly, if they are going to have a job to earn money to take care of their child and care for all of its needs, they will most likely have to find a daycare for their child. This is an added expense that will make life even tougher for a teen mother. Many expenses come with having a child, and most teen girls won’t have enough money to take care of everything by themselves. This is why taxpayers in 2010, payed $9.4 billion in taxes for things such as: 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