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.
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.
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. The teenage mothers themselves are also at risk for these problems. Who suffers the consequences? Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school, ... ... middle of paper ... ...es currently have mandatory parental involvement laws in effect for a minor seeking an abortion: AL, AR, DE, GA, ID, IN, IO, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NC, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, WV, WI and WY. 61% of minors who have abortions do so with at least one parent's knowledge; their daughter tells 45% of parents.
When you become pregnant at a young age your education can be put on hold. Many teens who get pregnant during high school decide to drop out so that they can get a full time job to support their child. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, babies born to teenagers may have weaker intellectual development and lower skill set scores in kindergarten. So having a child at a young age can also affect their education. Another effect of teen pregnancy is financial problems.
The declining birthrate is not consistent for all teenagers: among those 14 or younger, the birthrate is increasing. These trends are occurring at a time when contraceptives are increasingly available to teenagers as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancy. The evidence documenting the unfavorable consequences of unintended teenage pregnancy and teenage parenthood, whether intended or not, has continued to mount. There is an unmistakable and dramatic trend away from teenagers giving their children up for adoption. Teenage Pregnancy Rate Of the 29 million young people between the ages of 13 and 19, approximately 12 million have had sexual intercourse.
One obvious consequence teens face when they become sexually active is pregnancy. Pregnancy at any age can be taxing on the body, and spirit. However, adding in a third factor-lack of maturity in most adolescents-can create a disastrous combination. According to an article titled Teen Pregnancy: Overview, Consequences of Teen Pregnancy, found on Women’s Health Channel, the health risks associated with teenage pregnancy can be severe. “Teen pregnancy is an important issue.
Pregnancy among teens not only affects the lives of the parents, but also the child’s life in a negative way. Finishing high school is important for girls and their babies’ future, and there are many ways to find help and finish school. Plus, having a baby while being a teen can set back their child academically and socially by putting them a couple of steps behind everyone else. Having a baby will not make the father stay. Many teen girls want to get pregnant in hopes that the father of their baby will stay with them to take care of the baby (Suellentrop).
Did you know teen pregnancy may be prevented by improving education? Teen pregnancy may be prevented and the controlling idea is improving student’s education. In this research paper you will learn methods and a lot about teen mothers and the effect the world has to say about them. Teens want to have babies because they are in a stable relationship and want to start a family, but most teens have a decision to make. Some people that decide to continue their pregnancy often due to a feeling that they should take responsibility and also are a good mother.
At this age, teens are experiencing many developmental changes and raising a child at the same time can be overwhelming. Since teen pregnancy is becoming more common, it is inevitable that counselors working with adolescences or families will encounter this topic. Even though odds are against teen mothers, it is important for counselors to know that the girls do have potential. Once they are taught the right skills needed, they will feel more confident about being a parent.