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The Teen Mother Stigma in Education

- In making decisions about how to educate children, the way we see young adults and what we come to believe about them has a major influence on the curricular and educational choices we make for them. This paper builds on an earlier analysis of how the term ‘teen mother’ is discursively used to mark girls as ‘other’ by examining the effects of the discourse on curriculum decisions and social policy, namely the separation of pregnant and mothering teens into alternative and/or supplemental programs....   [tags: teen pregnancy, ]

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Teen Pregnancies in Hispanic Community

- Childbirth is biological, psychological, and natural activities by which the human species grow into its family cycle and childbirth also have a sexual tradition. Beyond the emotions and the various phases that it creates, childbirth has specific criteria to be met on both man and woman. Their union must be founded on the reciprocal love, the biological and psychological maturation, and a developed sense of responsibility. Because of this, a pregnancy occurred early in life is becoming a situation full of social, economical and psychological difficulties....   [tags: Teen Pregnancies]

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Impact of Teen Violence

- Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence]

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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy

- Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old. (“Teen Pregnancy”). Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old. In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”). 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”)....   [tags: teen pregnancy essays]

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The Battle Against Teen Pregnancy

- As the end of my senior year came to a close this past spring my friends and I were talking about all the teen moms that have either dropped out of our school or have had a baby a little bit after graduating. We started counting, not thinking it would be that high. We stopped counting once we hit twenty out of four-hundred girls (MCHS). If we kept counting instead of twenty percent it would be greater for Marine City High School, which is one of many high schools in the area. One girl in particular dropped out to have her baby and was pregnant with her second child, and she herself was only seventeen years old....   [tags: social issues, teen mom]

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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy

- In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 females ranging from the age 15-19. This is 305,420 babies total born to females in this age group. Eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate shows a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000 girls. The teen birth rate has declined pretty steadily over the past 20 years. In 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. was 61.8 births for every 1,000 teenage girls, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in 2012 that’s pretty good....   [tags: teen birth rate in dveloped countries]

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Problems with Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma

- ... A policy in Obama Care is ready to offer a similar protection (“Study: Free Birth Control”). The significance of this is that given the option, women will choose the most effective birth control and take advantage of it being free. Rather birth control is free or not, more and more teenagers are starting to take caution because of the programs being offered at school about protected sex. Teenagers have little awareness about how to prevent becoming pregnant. In a news article by Daniel Armbuster, he said, “It’s all about healthy relationships....   [tags: ranked number two in teen birth rates]

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What is the Cause of Teen Violence

- "Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood" (Teen Violence). As generations continue to pass, the issue of teen violence remains. Why do kids act the way they do. What factors into their violent behavior. Questions like these do not have straight answers; instead, they seek out people's differing opinions. John Leo, Mike Males, Gloria Steinem, Charlie James, Chuck Shelton, Annette Fuentes, and James Garbarino share their opinions about the controversy of teen violence through newspaper and magazine articles....   [tags: Teen Violence, Harmful Behaviors, Young Adulthood]

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Cyber-Bullying and Teen Suicide

- Since Teen Suicide is the second leading cause of teenage death in the United States, there is a need for legislation that promotes awareness and education about Cyber-Bullying. by R. Hassan February 8, 2011 Fourth Period Mr. Cicala Robinson Secondary School Since Teen suicide is the second leading cause of teenage death in the United States, there is a need for legislation that promotes awareness and education about Cyber-Bullying. Due to the growth of technology in the American society, the younger generations of adolescents are adapting to the excessive use of computers, cell phones, and social-networking sites....   [tags: bullying, teen suicide, technology, teenagers]

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Teen Parent Institutions: Proposed Method for Solving the Teenage Pregnancy Problem

- The first day of high school, going to prom, learning to drive, graduating, getting a job, and buying the first car – these are some of the memorable events that occur in the life of an average American teenager. However, now more than ever, another event has been added to many teenagers’ lists: becoming a parent. Teen pregnancy is not a new issue; in fact, it has been a rising concern in the United States for decades. Voluntary efforts have been made by organizations such as Healthy Teen Network, The National Campaign, and Advocates for Youth to help reduce the overwhelming existence of teen pregnancy....   [tags: teen pregnancy]

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Teen Mothers Experiences

- Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]

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Character Archetypes in Teen Wolf

- Teen Wolf is a television show on MTV, and is about how Scott McCall went from zero to lacrosse co-captain after getting bit by a werewolf and turning into one. Now, him and his friends try to protect everyone from the other supernatural beings they encounter. The audience of Teen Wolf is making the show prominent among other television shows with its action scenes and content of the television show, Carl Jung’s character archetypes of the ideal hero, the sidekick/ally, the caregiver, the mentor, the hunter, and the villain affect the characters’ actions....   [tags: teen wolf, mtv, tv show, scott, mccall]

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Teen Cosmetic Surgery

- True or false: Teens these days are bullied for their flaws and imperfections. TRUE. True or false: Teens are very insecure about their personality and their true self. TRUE. Last true or false: Teens want to change themselves and become someone better. TRUE. Teen Cosmetic Surgery is one topic that some people usually think as a positive effect in their lives. Most teens don’t realize this, but cosmetic surgery first of all, can have a really big impact in your life, whether it’s a problem or an accomplishment....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery]

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The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education to Decrease Teen Pregnancies

- In the United States today, many teenage girls are facing lots of problems. New problems are rising such as an increased pregnancy rate among teenagers. Our teenage girls are less developed and unprepared for the problems which come along with their decision to have sex. It is also too early for teenage girls to become pregnant. Many teens think having a baby is some sort of joke. They believe it will never happen to them but the reality is that every time teens have sex, there is a possibility that the sperm will find its way to the egg if they do not get protection....   [tags: teen pregnancy, argumentative, persuasive]

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The State of Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Programs in Oklahoma

- “Hope is the best contraceptive,” The State of Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma is crucial, which is why we are Oklahoma—the Teen Pregnancy State. Teen birthrates and increasing pressure from concerned families and health advocates, have finally prompted the state of Oklahoma to step forward and create prevention programs. The question in place is: are these programs enough to make a difference in the gradual rising of our state ranking in teen pregnancy. I have gone through great depths to discover our State’s plans to prevent pregnancies in our teens....   [tags: teen pregnancy, oklahoma, carrera program]

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Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy

- Factors that Lead to Teen Pregnancy Although the overall rate of teen pregnancy has been declining, the rates have remained high for teens that are most vulnerable. The great majority of Americans believe that teen pregnancies are a serious national problem, indeed a problem that is the major component of what is thought to be national moral decline. However, what causes these teens to become pregnant at such a young age. A large body of research has identified a number of factores that underlie teen sexual and contraceptive behavior, pregnancy, and childbearing....   [tags: Teen Pregnant Pregnancy Essays]

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The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children

- There are many obstacles for children of teenage mothers to face. These children have serious disadvantages in contrast to those children who come from nuclear families. Often they lack a father figure, have a high poverty rate, and there are incidents of depression and mental health problems. Many people are blaming the sex education programs in schools and the additional federal aid being offered to single parents as major causes for the country’s high rate of teen pregnancies (Carole). Although, the real purpose of sex education and federal aid is to help empower the mother and child so they can eventually lead productive lives....   [tags: The Adverse Effects of Teen Pregnancy]

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Should Schools Provide Support Teen Mothers Need to be Successful?

- I believe that all schools have the responsibility of providing a proper education to all students and that it is their duty to help students succeed, but only to an extent. If a teen gets pregnant then i feel that it is their responsibility to take care of their child and find ways to balance out school as well as parenthood. But they shouldn’t be forced to do this alone; Schools ought to provide enough support for teen mothers to be able to succeed. So i strongly feel I have to support the argument that if a teen gets pregnant then it is their responsibility to care for their children....   [tags: equality for every student, teen pregnancy]

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Teen Alcoholism

-      “In 1991, a study by the United States Surgeon General’s office stated that 8 million out of the 20.7 million young people in grades 7 through 12 drank alcoholic beverages every week. It went on to say that 454,000 of those youngsters reported weekly binges (Claypool 21).” In the United States and all over the world underage teens are drinking, and it may be because they just don’t know about alcohol and its effects (Monroe 56). Underage or teen drinking is a major problem today that is increasing more and more, and something needs to be done to stop this increase and to control the number of underage drinkers....   [tags: Teen Drinking]

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Life After Teen Suicide

- As a teenager, there's nothing better than when the weekend rolls around. A full week of responsibilities can seem like torture at the young age of 16. However, unlike a typical Friday night of partying, I chose to trade the excitement for an uneventful night of movies and junk food. Little did I know this weekend was to be anything but uneventful, and would soon turn my world upside down. Lying in my bed I began to doze off until I heard the familiar sound of an incoming text message. "Wanna hang out tonight?...I'll pick you up there's a party," Andrew tried to persuade me to brave the bitter January cold....   [tags: Teen Suicide]

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Teen Marriage Speech

- I. Intro: Marriage is one of the most important commitments to be made in life. When a person marries someone, it should be a mature and responsible decision. It should be a long-lasting commitment; it should be a happy and fulfilling relationship filled with communication, love and respect. People seem to take this commitment all too lightly in today's generation. Teenagers are getting married because they are pregnant, they feel they will never find love again, or because it seems convenient to them at that time....   [tags: Teen Marriage Speech]

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The Media and Teen Pregnancy

- Today I will be talking about the way the authors and creators of a television commercial and newspaper article influence us to their opinion by writing the way they do. The topic that I am studying is Teenage Pregnancy. This topic is always going to be in the media for different reasons, and occasionally you hear about a story of a young girl getting pregnant due to un-safe sex. There will always be issues with this subject within society because so many people have different opinions and views of this topic and weather or not it right or wrong....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Teen Sex]

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Kentucky's Youth and Teen Smoking

- At a local Kentucky convenience store you can buy a pack of Marlboro cigarettes for about $4.50. For the same price as a cheap lunch a teenager can continue a nicotine addiction for another day. Smokers in Massachusetts, however, can expect to pay over ten dollars for a single pack of smokes. At ten dollars per pack an average smoker in Massachusetts can expect to pay over $3,000 a year. This is one of many reasons why Massachusetts's YRBS rating (a scale to rate the amount of smokers in high schools) is a low 16.0, giving Massachusetts the 10th lowest score out of 43 states rated....   [tags: Teen Smoking, Tobacco]

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Teen Cosmetic Surgery is Ugly

- Growing up in a close-knit community, I was raised to stay firm to my morals and always strive to do my best and represent my family respectfully. My parents were never demanding of perfection; all they wanted was for me to do my best and be myself. Growing up, there was always peer pressure to conform and follow along with all the hot new trends. Anywhere from the newest electronics to the trendiest, expensive clothes, I wanted it all. This was all a part of growing up. However, there are exceptions....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery‎]

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Teen Parents And Teen Parenting

- ... We hear about parenting teens everywhere we go. Some shows like "Teen Mom," "16 and Pregnant," and movies like "Juno," illustrate the overall experience in a way that makes people understand what pregnant and parenting teens really go through. However, most of the messages we receive about teen parenthood are negative. For instance, many people will say that all teen parents are less likely to finish high school, that they are more likely to rely on public assistance, and that nearly all teen pregnancies are unplanned....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Pregnancy]

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Teen Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancies

- ... Teen pregnancy rates have dropped more and more through the years. Since the show ’16 and Pregnant’ has aired, between 1991 and 2008, the rate has dropped an average of about 2.5 percent a year. Between 2010 and 2014, the rate has dropped 7.5 percent a year (Wilson 2). In 2010, the show ’16 and Pregnant’ was the highest rated television show in females ages 12 to 34 years old (Harwood 3). Jacque Wilson noted “16 and pregnant ultimately led to a 5.7% reduction in teen births in the 18 months after its premiere on tv” (1)....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Teen Sex And Teen Pregnancy

- Teen Sex As we grow older we learn that there are many teenagers all over the world that are analyzing sex more and more today than ever before, It’s not only shocking but it’s also frightening. Learning to prevent teen sex and others at risk are very important, teen sex not only affects teenagers but their families, school and their communities. Teen sex than leads to teen pregnancy. There’s more teen pregnancy due to teens having sex at a young age. Once teens start to experience sex some forget the outcomes that come with it like babies, STD’s and HIV, which is becoming a major issue in the society from Planned Parenthood too Christian opinions....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Teen Pregnancy : Not Just A Teen Problem

- ... 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....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Sex education]

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Teen Suicide And Teen Smoking Epidemics

- Teen Suicide and Teen Smoking Epidemics In the seventh chapter of Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, readers are first introduced to a case study about increased rates of suicide of teen boys in Micronesia. Gladwell explains that suicide in Micronesia is common and it is triggered by the slightest things. Almost all of the suicides are males that are in their late teens and living at home. Usually, these teens are triggered by arguments with their girlfriends or parents. Gladwell then tells readers that teen suicide is a fatal epidemic in Micronesia that is related to another fatal epidemic: teen smoking in the West....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Adolescence]

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Teen Violence And Teen Domestic Violence

- ... It appears the number or reports are declining and teens are suffering in silence due to fear and as they mature into adulthood. These are the behaviors that may continue to escalate and have negative effects on their health and in their relationships throughout their lifetime. Many teens are unaware and may not realize these behaviors are abusive especially if they see these behaviors frequently occurring in their environment. They may see this type of behavior as normal and not recognize the signs of violence....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Child abuse, Violence]

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The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Teen, Society, And The Family

- ... This causes the children of the teen parent’s to struggle to keep up with their school peers. Teen mothers face the struggle of earning less money than those who waited to have their babies at a later time. It is found that teen mom’s, who have had babies at the age of seventeen or younger, make twenty-eight thousand dollars less after fifteen years of giving birth. In the next generation, the daughters of the teen mothers are three times more likely to become teen mothers themselves. Also in this generation, only forty percent of teen mothers who give birth at the age of seventeen or earlier actually finish high school; and twenty three percent of the younger moms go on to retain a GED...   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy]

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Teen Pregnancy : A Social Issue

- Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy is a major issue in society today. In 2010, an estimated 614,400 U.S. teenagers became pregnant, approximately 89,300 had miscarriages, and 157,500 had legal abortions. Teens are having unprotected sex without knowing the consequences of the choices that the are making. Teens believe that sex is something new that they can try, so they can be popular like their peers. These accusations are wrong, having unprotected sex has major consequences, and by having unprotected sex these teens could be changing their lives forever....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Abortion]

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Reduing the Rate of Teen Pregnancy

- Tokophobia After a minute she moistened her lips and spoke, “I never got to see my baby. They wouldn’t even tell me if it was a boy or a girl.”…….. The little mother wept and wiped her eyes on the back of one hand, the baby gripped with the other (In Search of Eden 1). Teen pregnancy occurs all over the world but it is a bigger issue in America than in most developed countries; this may be solved by informing teens of the effects of pregnancy and the use of contraceptives....   [tags: education, depression, baby ]

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Teen Pregnancy : The Rate Of Rates

- ... Teen mothers who finish high school, make up 40% of the teen moms, mothers who have a baby before the age of 18 finish college by the age of 30, that is 2% or less of the teen moms (The National Campaign, Lisa Shuger). High school dropout has been a big issue in the country, from four Americans at least one does not finish high school. From 10 minorities, four do not finish high school (The National Campaign, Lisa Shuger). According to the World Health Organization, 95% of the births happen in countries with low and middle income (WHO, 2016)....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, High school]

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Teen Pregnancy : A Social Problem

- ... Another major reason for teen pregnancy is peer pressure. Peer pressure is highly influential in today’s society because it can persuade the teen to become associated with harmful behaviors such as drug use and unprotected sex. Avoiding pregnancy isn’t an easy thing. Sometimes it is hard to stay away from sexual intercourse. Teens may decide to get involved in these things because their friends informed them that it is “cool.” They may also believe it is easier to give in and have sex rather than explain why not....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Sex education]

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The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Society

- ... Teen pregnancy also has a huge effect on teens socially. The stress that society’s teen parents have many times leads to them dropping out of school, not meeting their parental responsibilities, and engaging in inappropriate behavior. Less than 50% of teens that become pregnant will complete high school and get a diploma. When teens drop out of school it socially affects them since they no longer will be in a social setting like high school. Many times it also makes teens lose touch with friends or simply engaging with people and practicing social skills....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence, Mother]

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States

- “Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society”. (Pregnant Teen Help, Teen Pregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teen pregnancy is all glorified. Other individuals would protest that it is too influential. Teen pregnancy is a rising social problem in the United States and among other countries. Teen pregnancy is now being publicized as multi media corporations, with shows such as “16 & Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, “Maury”, “Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and “Juno”....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]

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Teen Pregancy in the United States

- Teen pregnancy is a heavy topic in the United States that is now becoming the norm to most people. It has become broadcasted everywhere from TV shows, movies, and the Internet. Approximately 7% of teenage girl between ages 15-18 in the United States will become pregnant. Teen pregnancy has been down 42% since 1990 yet United States teen pregnancy rates are higher than any other first world country. Teenage pregnancy effects teenager’s physical health, social life, education, and jobs. Teenage pregnancy causes physical health issues for both the mother and child....   [tags: internet, physical health, social life]

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Teen Pregnancy : Causes And Effects

- Teen Pregnancy As everyone knows, teen pregnancy rate is increasing more and more each day and someone needs to do something to try and either stop it or decrease it dramatically. Teen pregnancy is causing dramatic population increase and that’s just common sense. Teens getting pregnant at such a young age is also causing poverty levels to go up more and more. Mississippi Spent over $100 million on teen pregnancy alone in the year 2010 (“Teen Pregnancy”). Just think of what it is now. More teens are dropping out of school and not finishing their education....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Human sexual behavior]

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Teen Pregnancy Is A Big Deal

- Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy is a big deal. We have seen our numbers of teen’s pregnant drop since 1991 but it is still a high number. Our numbers of teen pregnancy at times have been greater in number than other countries. We see teen pregnancy amongst people in all races, black, white, and Hispanic. Our babies are having babies. Teens are often not careful and have unprotected sex. They think they are mature enough to have sexual relations but in the end our mature enough to care for the consequences of having sex....   [tags: Pregnancy, Birth control, Abortion, Sex education]

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Teen Pregnancy Is A Problem

- Most people are familiar with the popular TV shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (see figure1). There is a debate over whether these shows promote or prevent teen pregnancy. Both of these shows are glorifying teen pregnancy in many different ways. The teens that are put on these shows are paid. Another way that these shows are glorifying teen pregnancy is that the shows only film certain parts of what it is like to have a baby at such a young age. According to Indiana University, Bloomington, “heavy viewers of teen mom reality programs are more likely to think that teen moms have a lot of time to themselves, can easily find child care so that they can go to work or school and can complete hig...   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Pregnancy]

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Is Teen Pregnancy A Significant Problem?

- ... The most common STDs are, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and sometimes AIDS. Argument “Pregnancy is the number one reason why girls dropout of school” (Kaufmann). Today, there are too many teen girls who are getting pregnant and dropping out of school because they are not able to care for the baby. Lara Kaufmann’s organization works with schools to craft policies supporting pregnant and parenting teens. Lack of transportation, childcare, extended absences and juggling school and work creates barriers to teen parents’ success in school....   [tags: Pregnancy, Human sexual behavior]

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Teen Pregnancy : Is It Difficult?

- ... Both fetus and mother are growing as the mother goes along in her pregnancy. These teen moms often lack the proper prenatal care. This causes the baby to develop many problems such as low birth weight and underdeveloped organs such as their lungs, brain and heart. These babies are also exposed to mental retardation.brain damage, and injury at birth . Many teens who do not receive sex education from their school have not even talked to their parents about sex education. With a little less than half the states require their schools to teach sex education many teens do not know the risk and consequences that follow with having sex....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Childbirth, Mother]

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Teen Pregnancy Is A Serious Problem

- ... The tv show is supposed to show how hard it is to be a teen parent but when the star is getting paid a million dollars, how hard could her life really be. Lesane Parish Crooks, A.K.A Tupac, was born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York to a teen mom. Growing up in the hard streets of Harlem, Tupac talked about what it was like to grow up there. His mom being a teenager when he was born showed him the struggles she went through being so young with a baby. His mom was in and out of jail and was released from jail about 1 month before Tupac was born....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy]

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The Phenonmeon of The Teen Mom

- Teen Mom II is the second incarnation of MTV's number one rated reality mini-series 16 and Pregnant. The show documents the lives of four teenage mothers as they struggle to cope with the every day challenges, financial and emotional, a woman faces while raising her first infant child. All while trying to navigate through the journey of adolescence. Once catering primarily to the music oriented teenage consumer of the 1980s and 1990s, MTV has since reinvented itself as a reality television repository for tweens, teens and young adults....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Causes And Explanations Of Teen Pregnancy

- Causes/Explanations There are various causes for teen pregnancy, but the leading cause is lack of contraceptive use. If a teen is sexually active, he/she has a “90 percent chance of becoming pregnant (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2013)” in one year of having unprotected sex. Often times, even though teens are aware of different contraception methods such as the pill, the DEPO shot, and condemns they fail to use these measures. According to Zastrow and Kirst-Asham “some teens are embarrassed to find and purchase a contraceptive apparatus or are concerned about confidentiality (pg.291).” Another reason may be that teens do not feel comfortable in talking to adults or other professionals about the...   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Pregnancy]

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Is Teen Pregnancy a Problem?

- ... Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school than non-pregnant teen girls. Most teenagers that become pregnant end up dropping out of high school or college and most likely don’t finish school. For example the average college graduating student makes more than the average high school dropout. Only 34% of teen mothers that don’t finish out school don’t get to receive their diploma of GED. Sadly less than two percent of teen mother drop outs get their college degree by age 30. The average teen mother drop out costs the nation about $260,000 in taxes and lost earnings that they have to pay back to the schools (Americas Promise Alliance)....   [tags: issues in Oklahoma, sex education]

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The Importance of the Parent-Teen Relationship

- Parent-teen relationships are among the most important in a youth's life. Whether a parent is providing love, criticism, or old-fashioned rulemaking, the structure and stability of a healthy parental relationship with teens can make a huge impact on their stressful adolescent lives. In Speak, a healthy parent-teen relationship could have meant the difference between swift justice and months of harassment. Mothers, fathers, and family communication in general are all important in unique ways. The mother-teen relationship is one of the most important relationships a child can have....   [tags: Psychology]

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Analysis of Article on Teen Pregnancy

- Suddenly teen pregnancy IS cool. 1. Teen pregnancy is up partly because there is less of a stigma associated with teen pregnancy since there is more of a "cultural permission" to be a younger mother. The rise is also partly due to the portrayal of celebrity teens such as Jamie Lynn Spears in the media and other cultural shifts, giving teens the idea that "having a baby is the new handbag". 2. The reason the authors use allusion in the first paragraph is to show the readers that teen pregnancy is becoming a trend amongst celebrities and its sweeping teen culture along with it....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States

- ... Some teenagers experience psychological issues when the family is not supportive of the pregnancy. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as mentioned by Miranda-Diaz & Corcoran (2012), teen pregnancy is the population with the highest sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These complications can be due to lack of education. Without the proper use of birth control and condom and/or have access to them, a teenager is at higher risk for HIVs and teen pregnancy. Complications experienced by teen pregnancies can be placenta previa, premature delivery, anemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and toxemia....   [tags: unsafe sex practices]

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Teen Pregnancies Are A Modern Perception

- Negative incrimination regarding teen pregnancies are a modern perception. Before the 20th century, it was considered a norm for many women to conceive children slightly after onset of menses. As well as the obvious: they did not possess the contraceptives like there is in today’s time. It was just the ‘normal’ thing to do. Generally, the role of the young women (once they were able to produce offspring) was to find their husband and begin a family. The ages of these girls ranged from 13 to 18. The women would marry a slightly older man; usually, the men’s ages ranged from later teens (17, 18, 19) to the 20’s....   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy]

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Age Is Not The Cause Teen Pregnancy

- ... It’s completely understandable that parents live a super busy life but you still need to set some time apart for your child, to talk to them and ask how there doing and just keep up with their lives and what they like and what they get into during that time frame during their life. Age and sex has obviously always been an issue within us teens and with the amount of teens getting pregnant every year of course it’s going to be an issue. When people see a teen girl pregnant they strongly think, “oh wow her parents didn’t teach her better.” But stop and think on how you were raised, your parents always told you right from wrong and guided you on the correct path and they always wanted the b...   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy, Mother]

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Teen Pregnancy And Teenage Pregnancy

- Why is it that young girls are maturing at a faster pace in today’s generation, compared to how they were in the past. Teen pregnancy has been a growing issue and according to pregnancy statistics located on the Teen Help website, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate with about 820,000 teens becoming pregnant each year. Teen pregnancy is most common in the United States but that doesn’t mean it’s the only country that faces this issue. Twenty two percent of women in the United States reported having a child before the age of twenty compared to Great Britain who reported fifteen percent, Canada reported eleven percent, France reported six percent and Sweden reported four (Gut...   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Teen Pregnancy Should Be Legal

- Pregnancy is continuing to be a typical occurrence with teenage girls. It is becoming more and more likely for girls to have children during their teen years, than it is for women who are above the age of 22. It is now the new normal to expect teen pregnancy before graduating among girls. MTV has even broadcasted a television show on the lives of teen moms and raising a child. Just like the television show on MTV, the reasons of why the media believes the situation of teen pregnancy should be brought to attention can be viewed in a variety ways....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, High school]

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Teen Pregnancy : The Common Day

- Teen Pregnancy in the Common Day Teen pregnancy, is a subject that not everyone enjoys discussing, but has faced more than its fair share of teens. During recent years, younger generations have been looking to the media for guidance and “Unplanned pregnancy is now a pop-culture staple” (Gulli C., Lunau K., MacQueen K., and Mckinnell J. 2008) in the previous generations the public eye did not focus on the issue that is teen pregnancy. In fact many teens have dealt with this from either being under educated about the topic, or even those who did not protect themselves to prevent their pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Mother, Adolescence]

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The National Cost Of Teen Childbearing

- ... The prevention programs should entail sexual education that is accurate and realistic including youth development, confidential and low-cost access to contraceptive services (Advocates for Youth, 2008). Furthermore, since the establishment of this provision, millions more in funding for abstinence education have been made available through two other federal sources, both of which are direct federal grant programs. For example, the Special Programs of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) and the Adolescent Family Life Act.38 Programs teach and adhere to all eight points of the definition of abstinence education outlined in the Social Security Act (Teens and TANF, 2003)....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Sex education, Adolescence]

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The Causes and Prevention of Teen Suicide

- “Sixteen-year-old Andrea was told to stop and talk to her Math teacher after class. Andrea knew what was coming because her grades had been slipping in the last few months. After the teacher told Andrea she was planning to call her parents for a conference, she was filled with despair. Andrea never went to her next class. Instead, she went to the girl’s bathroom and using a nail file, slashed her wrist. Andrea was found by another student a half hour later and was rushed to the hospital. Andrea didn’t die, but she wanted to.” (McGuire 8) Before the mid-1970s, teen suicide appeared to be a rare happening....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]

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Teen Pregnancy: The Road to Ending it.

- Teen pregnancy is a topic that does not shock any human to hear about anymore. Humans are accustomed to teen girls having children earlier in life because teen pregnancy has become so typical. For this reason, teens see nothing wrong with having sex with each other. Due to this assumption, many teenage girls are becoming pregnant and the lives of teenagers having sex are changing dramatically. The biggest way to bring an end to this problem is to make abstinence only education mandatory in every elementary and high school in the country....   [tags: Sex Education]

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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US

- Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US Teen pregnancy and abortion are two contemporary social issues within our nation today. With raising rates in both matters, it is easy to see why they may be such controversy. In sociology, thinking about the way humans interact with one another and in their worlds is important. With these two presented topics, focusing on gender inequalities, poverty, group prediction and social location may have a substantial amount of influence on the increased rates we are seeing within the last few years and present time on teen pregnancy and abortion....   [tags: Social Issues, Societal Issues]

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States

- In today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teen pregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through....   [tags: negative stereotypes]

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The Effects Of Teen Smoking On Children

- ... Also,many experts know that teens know smoking is bad but why do they keep doing it to danger their lives.And that many teens think they could get away from it .This is showing that teens today are forcing each other to stop smoking and maybe help other teens to stop smoking and this could not just teens here in the U.S. but around the world so they could stop smoking also.However,many people think smoking is not bad and that they think that teens should.However,”cigarettes are already the most heavily taxed commodity in the U.S.”The federal excise tax is $1.01 a pack and the national average state excise tax about $1.36 per pack(In Defense of Smokers).Lastly,many people think that cigar...   [tags: Tobacco smoking, Nicotine, Smoking, Tobacco]

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Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System

- Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Most people in their late teenage years and early twenties, with the drive to be successful, are or should be in college. Instead, a large number of young women today are putting their life on the back burner because they are pregnant. With the recession going on in the United States, supporting and raising a baby while taking care of one’s self has become very strenuous....   [tags: Teenagers, Money, Babies, Adults]

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Teen Pregnancy Is A Global Problem

- There are many tough decisions and problems that teen have to face all around the world. Sometimes teens decide to take the easy way out of a problem by killing themselves. What causes a teen to take such drastic measures. It could be criticism from people for the mistake that that teen made. It could also be shame that their parents feel for them, sometimes the parents are so disappointed with the mistake that their teen has made that they even kick them out of their house. Teens than feel like the whole world is against them and that they are on their own....   [tags: Pregnancy, Birth control]

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The Phenonmeon of Teen Mom

- Teen Mom II is the second incarnation of MTV's number one rated reality series 16 and Pregnant. The show documents the lives of four teenage mothers as they struggle to cope with the burden of childrearing in a financially demanding society while trying to navigate through the journey of adolescence. Once catering to a music oriented teenage consumer, MTV has reinvented itself as a teen reality television powerhouse, with many of its reality shows, including Teen Mom II, consistently dominating in the ratings....   [tags: Television Review]

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Teen Court : The Verdict

- ... One of the key differences between Teen Court and the standard juvenile justice system’s approach is the personnel involved. In the traditional juvenile justice system it 's adults who represent the offender in court and adults who decide on the sentence. Whereas in Teen Court young offenders are afforded a true jury of their peers who operate within guidelines set by adults yet allowed to play pivotal roles in the juvenile justice system. Roles such as prosecutor, defender, clerk, jury foreperson, and sometimes even peer judges who along with the peer jury decide on an appropriate sentence which can range from letters of apology, community service hours, educational/skill-building class...   [tags: United States, Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Court]

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Prevention And Pregnancy Of Teen Pregnancy

- Prevention or Pregnancy Teenagers have sex. Although that statement may be blunt it is the absolute truth. Jackie Walton Stadler the director of HIV/AIDS education programs for the District of Columbia Public Schools states, "With a pregnancy, you can carry the baby to term. With syphilis and gonorrhea, you have a cure"(Harrington-Lueker). This statement shows that with the assistance of prevention from schools the rate of abortion, teen pregnancy, and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases can decrease with time....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, AIDS, Birth control]

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The Problem Of Teen Domestic Violence

- ... It appears the number or reports are declining and teens are suffering in silence due to fear and as they mature into adulthood. These are the behaviors that may continue to escalate and have negative effects on their health and in their relationships throughout their lifetime. Many teens are unaware and may not realize these behaviors are abusive especially if they see these behaviors frequently occurring in their environment. They may see this type of behavior as normal and not recognize the signs of violence....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Child abuse, Violence]

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Problems of Teen Pregnancy Rates

- The teenage pregnancy rate has declined at a steady rate since the 1990’s, however it still remains the highest of any developed country in the world. Every year approximately 900,000 US teens get pregnant. Even though teen pregnancy rates have dropped 8% from 2010 to 2012, the problems around the issue have only continued to grow. People disagree about the impact and seriousness of teen pregnancy and the other potential problems society has to face. However, no one can argue that teen pregnancy is good for society, so attempts must be made to continue to decrease the teen pregnancy rate....   [tags: society, education, finanical, health]

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The Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

- 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. Another effect of teen pregnancy is that both mother and child become apt to health issues....   [tags: birth, child, mother, future]

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The Decrease of Teen Pregnancy in America

- Studies show that within the last seven years there has been a dramatic drop in the number of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy is best known as, the act of getting pregnant between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. Teen pregnancy does not come with much of a history. In the past, (mostly in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s) it was common for girls to be married between the ages of fourteen and sixteen and give birth not long after. Some girls were having babies as young as thirteen and fourteen years old....   [tags: education, sex ed, abstinence, law]

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Teen Pregnancy Cause and Effect

- When you think of teen pregnancy, you probably think that there isn’t a positive thing you could say about it. Actually, there is one big thing people can get out of teen pregnancy, better education about sex and pregnancy. There are many things that contribute to this issue, shows like sixteen and Pregnant and Teen Mom are glamorizing teen pregnancy, which is actually a big issue and the blame should be placed on the parents and media. Peer pressure by friends can play a factor into the issue, if a child hangs out with a group of people that are sexually active, 9 out of 10 times that child is too....   [tags: peer pressure, reality shows]

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Teenage Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancy

- ... The 1940’s, 1950’s, and the 1960’s was the highest teenage birth rates, 79.5 births per thousand females fifteen to nineteen years old (“Teen Pregnancy” Encyclopedia 2). In 1960 the first oral contraceptive was approved by the National Food and Drug Administration; however twenty-six states had denied the birth control method, even though it was protected by the Constitution as a right to privacy (Thompson 1). In the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s the trend in teenage pregnancy declined, however divorce rates were on the rise....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Abortion, Pregnancy]

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The Issue Of Teen Pregnancy

- ... The 1960s was an important time of the Civil Rights movement. Many black mothers gain starting to gain access to welfare. During the 1970s and 1980s a huge policy that was a backlash towards the success of Civil Rights, blamed african american mothers: “ The Politics of blame and gain” (Erdmans, Mary Patrice). the policy included; “black mother received welfare, irresponsible black fathers, and black street criminals, as well as white liberals..”(Erdmans, Mary Patrice). The 1970s was the year birth control, contraceptives and abortion came to the picture which reduce family sizes and teen pregnancies, especially among low income families (Erdmans, Mary Patrice)....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Abortion]

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The Pregnancy Of Teen Pregnancy

- ... When acknowledging the consequences of becoming a mother earlier, we need to look at both the positive and negative. Some positive consequences of early childbearing include decreased risk of breast cancer later in life, a lesser likelihood of fertility problems, and the ability to look after and are able to enjoy their children while still in the full vigor of young adulthood (Levay & Baldwin, 2012). In addition, Levay and Baldwin say that 1) some teenagers are able to successfully incorporate pregnancy and motherhood into their lives, 2) those who have difficulty may eventually recover from the disadvantages of early unassisted motherhood, and 3) offers some teen who were previously ai...   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy]

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Teen Pregnancy And Teenage Pregnancy

- ... In addition to this, teenagers who are exposed to substances such as illicit drugs and alcohol that reduce inhibitions and promote risky behavior experience the increased the likelihood of pregnancy (https://source.wustl.edu/2011/02/pregnancies-more-likely-in-teens-who-smoke-drink-and-use-drugs/). The familial level includes the family structure of the affected teenager, communication and relationship between child and parent, as well as the overall socioeconomic status of the family. A teenager is more likely to have a child if they themselves were a product of teenage pregnancy....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Sex education, Adolescence]

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Teen Pregnancy: How to Prevent It

- ... Latinas should also be a main focus when trying to do so. Teens should be able to easily access valid information about adolescent motherhood through schools, outside programs, parents, and any other trusted source. Technology such as apps can have an effect on teens when helping to remind them of contraceptive use. One program that has joined the effort in preventing young adult pregnancy is the Healthy Families America (HFA) intervention program. HFA is a home visiting program that has continuously helped to reduce the amount of adolescent mothers with harsh parenting behaviors or those who act inappropriately while pregnant or raising a child....   [tags: motherhood, education, solutions]

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The Controversial Issue Of Teen Pregnancy

- The Infamous Baby Bump Teen pregnancy is just as popular as Netflix is today. Teenage pregnancy is a young girl between the ages of thirteen and nineteen that is pregnant with or has already had a child. It is such a controversial topic because many religious founded people are against sex before marriage, but teen pregnancy is almost considered a social norm. Pregnant adolescents will always raise a keen eye of the general population in the United States. Teenagers walking around with a baby bump are unofficially repeating history with the year of the Baby Boom....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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Teen Pregnancy : A Major Problem

- Teen pregnancy is a major issue in the world and is related to many different factors. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the average global birth rate among 15 to 19 year olds is 49 per 1000 girls (WHO, 2014). While, teen pregnancy rates have dropped 11 percent worldwide in the past years, pregnancy and childbirth in adolescents are the second cause of maternal and infant death (WHO, 2014). Adolescent pregnancy is a global issue, and nurses are the first in line to educate, prevent, and advise adolescents about complications to decrease the rates of mortalities and fetal abnormalities related to teen pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Teen Pregnancy: A Problem for Society

- The problem with teenage pregnancy is it requires intervention from society. This debate is from the perspective of teens, and absent from the medical, ethical, and political views on teen pregnancy. According to Jewell, Tacchi, & Donovan, (2000), teen pregnancy is not a problem for teens themselves but more of a problem for society. The large numbers of unintended pregnancies are among unmarried teens. A number of teens do not want to become pregnant, although some are not opposed and other has ambivalent attitudes (Bruckner, Martin, & Bearman, 2004, p....   [tags: risk factors, health care programs]

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Teen Pregnancy and Graduation Rates

- Teen pregnancy is surprisingly decreasing over the years. According to Farber, “the most recent studies have shown that there has been a decrease in the rate of pregnancies among all teenagers and among sexually active teenagers (16). Although this issue seems is decreasing this is still a problem faced by many teenage girls today. Each year, 7.5 percent of all 15-19 year old women become pregnant (Maynard 1). Not only does this issue affects the pregnant teen but it also affects the economy. Teen pregnancy affects graduation rates....   [tags: sexual intercourse, abstinence, STDs]

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