Also since she dropped out of school she is more likely to try and get a lower education job that adults might need more. When the teenagers could have gotten a higher education and furthered their life and started a career. When the adults were their age they didn’t need anything other than a high school diploma to start a career. They make having better jobs harder because they don’t finish high school or college. They are less likely to b... ... middle of paper ... ...nancy).
Which leaves the burning question: is teen pregnancy accepted into our society as a norm, or is it still a deviant act? First and for most, there are many different definitions of teenage pregnancy depending on the source of the information. However, as a broad definition defines teenage pregnancy as “a female typically between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, typically who hasn’t completed her core education – secondary schools – has few or no marketable skills, is financially dependent upon an older adult typically her parents and or continues to live at home and is typically mentally immature”. (Adolescent Health) Most ... ... middle of paper ... ...March 23, 2011, from http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/about-us Who We Are. (2014).
The most shocking news to many teens having kids is that childbearing cost the United States about 9 billion annually and that the national teen birth rate was 39.1 birth per 1,000 and 37% decrease from 61.8 per 1,000 lowest in all records (“Pazol”). Many Teen moms do not carry on their education after they have the baby. Also the media has portrayed teen pregnancy to look like an enjoyable experience in a young girl’s life. 8 out of 10 fathers with leave their baby and the mother once they found out about having a baby or when the baby comes. Teenage Pregnancy changes people’s lives in several ways but also has a negative effect on many teenagers’ body images.
MTV began a reality television show in 2009 that popularized pregnancy amongst adolescent females. There are many factors that add to the risk of becoming pregnant during adolescent years, but glamorizing the subject has shown to be the top reason. While it is true that statistical trends have declined over time within teen pregnancy, but glamorization of the subject has increased. According to the OAH, “roughly 40% of females in the U.S. will become pregnant before their 20th birthdays.”(OAH) “Half of these pregnant teens give birth each year, while around 45% receive abortions. Around 85% of these pregnancies are unplanned and 7.2% do not receive medical care.”(OAH) Teen pregnancy has become a trend in the United States.
Teen pregnancy is a much bigger problem than it is perceived to be. There a many statistics that show that teens should not have kids before adulthood. There were an estimated 329,797 babies born to teens aged fifteen to nineteen. That is a tremendous amount of children born to parents, who are not even out of their own parents houses. But the sad thing is, the live birth rate is really low.
This means that the pregnancy was not planned, and was most likely trying to be prevented. Another shocking statistic is that 34 percent of all teenage girls have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20 (Teen Help np). Although the teen pregnancy rate has been slowly decreasing throughout recent years, 820,000 teen pregnancies are still far too many. In this day and age, most people aren’t getting married until they are in their mid to upper 20’s because this is when they feel like they are finally secure in their careers and have more financial stability. In the past though, it was usual for people to get married at the age of 20 or even younger.