Social Influence On Teenage Pregnancy

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Teenage pregnancy is a teenage girl usually at the age thirteen to nineteen who becomes pregnant. Teenage pregnancy and abortion is a serious issue in our society today. Abortion and teenage pregnancy is a controversial issue in our society. Long ago in the 1990’s the average of teenage pregnancy was at a very low rate. The rate among teenagers dropped during the period of 1991-1998. The ratio for abortion among teenagers went down around the early 1980s and mid-1990s. But as the years goes by the average started going higher and higher with each year. In 2012, a total of 305,388 babies were born to teenagers. A teenager’s life should be filled with joy and freedom, and not held down with responsibilities that a teenager did not want. A teenager is not yet ready to take care of a child, hence a teenager cannot fully take care of themselves yet. A teenager is still dependent on their parents to do everything. Teenage pregnancy may bring joy to your life at the thought knowing that one is able to conceive a child, but it may also lead to destruction by the choices one make. “Various social and biological factors…show more content…
Family members are the one that contributes to a soul values and attitude, especially with teenage pregnancy. Teenagers whose family has had a history of teenage pregnancy then there is a high possibility that the teenager would get pregnant. If a teenager’s mother was a teen mom, there is a high possibility that the daughter will become a teenage mom. If a teenager older sister was a teenage mom, then the younger sister might be a teenage mom. A teenager looks up to their mother and sister and is more likely to follow their footsteps. “One study reporting an odds ratio of 5.1 (compared with those who had no history of family teenage pregnancy)” (Wall-Weiler,
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