Causes Of Teen Pregnancy In America

1985 Words8 Pages
More than 60% of young, unmarried mothers live in households that qualify as being in poverty. In the United States itself, pregnancy rates have spiked. More and more children are being born, but researchers all over the world are trying to figure out what is the cause of the “baby booming era.” The baby booming era is defined as a period in time where children are born rapidly and make up a significant portion of the world’s population. Programs have been made to help those who get pregnant in low income environments, but people are starting to wonder if that is helping any. The Office of Adolescent Health and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, programs that help to prevent teen pregnancies in the United States, are two of many programs who put effort towards preventing another baby booming era. 1 in 4 young mothers will go on a welfare benefit program within three years of their child being born. Several underdeveloped countries are often over looked when it comes to poverty and pregnancies. Africa has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world and one of the lowest incomes. Living in a low income area largely affects pregnancies. Pregnancies are heavily affected by living in low income areas in the way that it alters your confidence and mental stability, the mother cannot provide for the child like she would like to, and because more women in low income areas are adolescence. In comparison to women/teens in higher income areas, they are more likely to not

More about Causes Of Teen Pregnancy In America

Open Document