For example,”Overall, about half (51%) of teen moms have a high school diploma compared to 89% of women who didn’t have a teen birth. Young teen mothers are even less likely to graduate from high school. Fewer than four in ten (38%) mothers who have a child before they turn 18 have a high school diploma”. Most teen mothers rarely have enough money to support their baby. “Second, teen childbearing is very costly.
Some may feel that their children are learning about it in school so why should they say it again. Many teenagers are sent to foster homes because the parents are too busy to take care of their responsibilities. Neglect is a cause for teenagers to get pregnant. They feel that if they have a child that they can be loved. Teen pregnancy, in my opinion, is awful.
In 2012, teen pregnancy ages 15 to 17 year olds rate were 14.1 per 1,000 and ages 18 to 19 year olds rate were 51.4 per 1,000. Adolescents ages 15 to 19, pregnancy rate in United States has decreased by 57 percent in the past 40 years (Folken et al., 2014). There are several reason why it has declined. According to the National Survey of Family Growth, females aged 15 to 19 informed using an oral contraceptive at last intercourse around the years of 1995 to 2002 (Langille, 2007). The oral contraception increased from 32 percent to 49 percent.
The Center of Disease Control and prevention affirmed on June 26 what other agencies, such as the National Center for Health Statistics, have been saying over the course of this year: “The teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The number of teenage girls across the country who became pregnant fell 12 percent between 1991 and 1996. This drops affects girls, of different races and socioeconomic backgrounds, in all states. But the problem remains; The U.S. teen pregnancy rate is the highest of any industrialized countries. Babies born in the U.S. to teenager mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life, including school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness.
Teenage Pregnancy changes people’s lives in several ways but also has a negative effect on many teenagers’ body images. In addition helping teens get back on track with their goals and there future’s is very significant for the strong women they are about to become. Beyond having a baby going back to high school or attending college is most girls' number one concerns. The majority of teenage girls will not go back to school after they have found out there pregnant or have all ready had the baby. Teenagers also start to have anxiety after having the baby and trying to juggle school, work and taking care of the baby.
Early teen pregnancy can cause damage within the body and stress amongst young teens. Teen sex leads to teen pregnancy early teen pregnancy is very common worldwide. I strongly disagree with this activity because although teen pregnancy leads to many consequences, it’s also very harmful on their bodies, and most teen parents don’t have the right financial support. Oddly enough, though some may disagree, teen pregnancy may had some surprising benefits for young mothers. For girls from the poorest neighborhoods becoming a mama during the teen years may actually help said teen girls choose a path that veers away from delinquency and drugs (Ophilia).
Social therefore refers to all human resources (Poggenpoel ;1990:9).It is important for a teenage to be part of a group however teen mothers has problems to make in relationships with peer groups which they belong to before getting pregnant (Panzanine 1986:153-161).A pregnant teen woman who stop school and is single will become alienated from her friends. She has to face social pressure of her and may also be victim of parents. She can also not feel at ease to date a new partner and to engage in sexual activities . (Linda L.Hendrixsonn May 1929).According to (Njeru,Frida and 2012)there are some social problems linked to teenage pregnancy , this compromises of school, abandon of the child and the mother remain unemployed. This stigma closely attached to them prevents them from going back to school.
No matter how much research or data we collect we will never fully reach our answer. Many teenage girls feel pressure from their peers. But in other cases, many teen girls may feel as if they don’t receive attention in their lives, and by having sex they use their bodies as attention objects. You think that nothing will happen to you until one day, it is you in the hospital delivering the baby. Parents now days aren’t as smart as they used to be in sex Ed.
Many of these myths are misunderstandings that many teenagers have, regarding sexual activity and pregnancy. A common deception among teens is that it is impossible to impregnate someone, or become pregnant the first time they have sex. Not only is this extremely false, it just so happens that approximately one out of twenty girls becomes pregnant the first time s... ... middle of paper ... ...as moral and emotional dilemmas. By targeting males, many believe that the rate of teen pregnancy will drop considerably. Those involved with the prevention of teenage pregnancy are optimistic that the rate in pregnancy will decrease among teenagers.
The main way that having a baby while you are a teen will affect you is emotionally. There will be so many adjustments that will result because of being pregnant and having a child. I have also found that the stereotype that teen moms drop out of school to be true and also not true for the reason that of the data presented in the article stated, “less than 50 percent of all teens that become pregnant will graduate from high school” (Theobald). I would like to do more research on that topic or on the question, how many teen girls actually drop out of high school because of pregnancy? Research also said that if the teen mother stays in school and graduates from at least high school, both her and her baby will most likely be better off and will not be automatically be stuck in or below poverty level.