Teen Pregnancy Prevention Pl Enhance Parental Monitoring And Parent Child Connectedness

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Plan: Enhance Parental Monitoring and Parent-Child Connectedness There appears to remain a steady decline as demonstrated by the incidence births to teenagers in the United States from 61.8 births per 1,000 teenage to 39.1 births to teenagers (Crooks & Baur, 2007). However, there continues to be an urgent concern among the high rate of teen pregnancies especially among minorities (Crooks & Baur, 2007). Nearly 750,000 unmarried adolescents become pregnant annually, with 80% of them being unintentionally. With this being true, U.S. adolescents have as much as nine times higher than other developed countries and about three times higher than numerous Western European nations where the age-specific levels of teenage sexual practice are similar to those in the United States (Splete, 2011; Winik, 2008). The difference in teen pregnancy rates look as if to be caused by the lack of contraception use in the sexually active adolescents in the US (The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2006). Similar to how contraception decreases the chance of pregnancy, there are other protective factors that reduce the chance of a teen becoming pregnant. Two major protective factors involve the parenting skills and techniques: parent-child connectedness and parental monitoring (Miller, 2002). Both parent-child connectedness (a close parent-child relationships) and parental monitoring (parental supervision) have shown to delay in intercourse and increase the consistency of contraception use. Health and Future Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy A pregnant teenager has a greater risk of experiencing physical complications such as anemia, toxemia, hypertension, hemorrhage, miscarriage, and death than a woman pregnant in her 20s (American... ... middle of paper ... ...hensive sex education instead of abstinence-only education, there proves to be lower rates of teenage pregnancy than in the United States. There are a plethora of different forms of contraception thwart the likelihood of teen pregnancy. There are two major strategies that parents play a role in involve the parenting skills and techniques: parent-child connectedness and parental monitoring. Nevertheless, there remains a single method that proves to be 100% effective to prevent teenage pregnancy: wait until marriage to partake in sexual activity. Abstinence is still the only form of birth control that is 100% effective, similar to how the only 100% chance of avoiding being in a car accident is to avoid being in the presence of a car. If all else fails, parents can rig the bed to play the sounds of infant cries when certain motions ensue by the participants on the bed.

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