The Pros And Cons Of Teen Pregnancy

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If unable to prove the rape, women would have to keep the baby, and live with the reminder of the event. However, even women whose pregnancies weren’t produced as a result of rape are still affected. The teen pregnancy rate was 57.4 pregnancies per 1,000 girls (aged 15-19) in 2014 (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). Young teens who are forced to keep their babies may not be able to continue their education in order to take care of their child. The annual income for high school dropouts is an average of $20,241 (Breslow). That is $10,386 less than the average high school graduate, and $36,424 less that someone with a bachelor’s degree (Breslow). Unemployment is a factor in lower income. Among high school dropouts, the unemployment rate was 12%, compared to college graduates whose unemployment rate is 4.1% (Breslow). Even if pregnant teens didn’t drop out of school, they would have to balance motherhood and school. As a result, their grades could drop, which would affect their chances of…show more content…
131 can also lead to unsafe abortions. If unable to legally have an abortion, women may take matters into their own hands and try to rid themselves of the child. Oftentimes, these unsafe procedures can lead to further damage, and in many cases, death. Every year, 19-20 million abortions are done by individuals without the necessary skills and in environments that do not meet the medical standards (Grimes, Benson, Singh, Romero, Ganatra, Okonofua, Shah 1908). Unsafe practices of abortions can lead to complications such as hemorrhage, sepsis, peritonitis, and trauma to the cervix, vagina, uterus, and abdominal organs. 20-50% of women who practice unsafe abortion are hospitalized for complications (Grimes et al. 1910). An estimated of 68,000 women worldwide die yearly due to unsafe abortion (Grimes et al. 1910). Complications and deaths from unsafe abortion result from the criminalization (in other countries) and restrictions pertaining to

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