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.
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.
Eight out ten of the fathers do you not marry the mother of their child. Teenage girls and their mothers need to be talking about this not only privately but also with health care providers. Even those three out of 10 teams will get pregnant at least once before the age of 20 adolescent pregnancy is in teen girls of 19 years and younger. The issues with becoming a teen mother can have many health risks on the mother as well as the baby. A teen mother will have problems emotionally and physically.
Millions of unintended pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion, as it is a way of saving the mother and the child a life of struggle. Unwanted pregnancies take a toll on women and if they are not financially, emotionally, or physically ready for a child, then they should have to choice to abort. Financially, raising a child can be overwhelming. A September 2005 survey in the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health asking women why they had an abortion, found that 73% of respondents said they could not afford to have a baby (Abortion). In this country, there are 46.5 million people living at or below the poverty line.
Due to cultural differences Hispanics and Blacks have the highest rates of teen pregnancy. The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy, birth, and abortion in the world. Nearly one million teen girls get pregnant each year. Nearly four out of 10 young women get pregnant at least once before they turn 20. Each year the federal government alone spends about $40 billion to help families that began with a teenage birth (Flinn, Hauser; 1998).
Approximately one million teens get pregnant and give birth every year in the United States. Eighty percent of those births are to unmarried teens (ProQuest). There are serious consequences for teen pregnancy for the child as well as for the mother. The opportunity to a bright future dwindles down with such a high responsibility; a child. Many teens who end up pregnant do not finish high school and are less likely even consider going to college.
Due to shows like 16 and Pregnant, pregnancy rates have declined but are still high for a developed nation. In the case mentioned above a 15 year old girl has just given birth and had her baby taken away without permission to know whether it was a boy or girl. A kind nurse sneaks the baby into the room and allows the mother to hold the baby until a young couple arrives to take the baby away. More information on the effects of teen pregnancy would cause a larger decline in pregnancy rates. Although there are many books and students are educated on human development.
Teen Pregnancy Teen mom and 16 and Pregnant are TV shows about pregnant teens that are struggling to raise their kid and going through different obstacles in order to graduate high school and become successful. Both of the shows relate to teen pregnancy because they’re both shows about pregnant teens. “Instead of really helping viewers understand the day to day responsibilities of attending to a new infant, MTV chooses to focus on the girls’ volatile relationships with the babies’ fathers or their body piercings and tattoo,” Parents Television Council Director, Melissa Henson wrote on CNN. Teen pregnancy is affecting the graduation rate in high schools. “Approximately 1,000 high school students will drop out with each hour that passes in a school day in America” (National Women’s Law Center, 2007).
The number of teen pregnancies compared to teen births also has a drastic difference. For example the teen pregnancy rate was 41,590 in the year of 2012, compared to 12,592 births. Meaning thirty percent of the girls terminated their pregnancy. With ... ... middle of paper ... ...ation. Sex education and access to contraceptives will prevent teens from making the wrong decision.
In some cases, this could be a baby bump. About one million girls in the world get pregnant each year (“Statistics on Teen Pregnancy”). Teenage pregnancy categorizes teenage girls under the age of 20. Adolescents do not realize how this may impact their schooling, their relationships, and their futures. Many teenage girls become pregnant because they are uneducated of the consequences