Cause And Effect Of Teenage Pregnancy

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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…show more content…
In comparison to women/teens in higher income areas, they are more likely to not have a child and to keep their child. From personal experience, pregnancies have become more prevalent at younger ages. It is not a surprise to see someone in grades 8-12 pregnant. Not only are pregnancies seen as altering to someone’s financial situation, it is mind altering. Being between the ages of 17-20 and conceiving a child can be assumed to be very difficult for someone that age to manage. Emotionally, pregnancy at a young age can have a huge affect on your ability to function properly.
The article Poverty during pregnancy: Its affects on child health outcomes expresses the idea that impoverished areas have high risks for pregnancies. Not only are pregnancies happening at a rapid rate, but the outcome of those pregnancies have detrimental affects on the child. The article further states that these areas impacted by poverty experience issues such as the negative affects on the behavior of the child, school performance, child development (mentally and physically), and a standard way of living. All of these features are said to be harmful to the child’s further health outcome. The author is widely known as the “Crime Doctor.” Charles P. Larson is a
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Not only does poverty affect the outcome and development of pregnancies, but the mother’s personal care before and after pregnancy has a big impact. Shazia Aftab, Sarah Kazi, Jahan Ara Ainuddin are the authors of this article. Aftab is a gynecologist who specializes in prenatal care. Ainuddin is a gynecologist who specializes in diabetes, insulin, pregnancy, gestational diabetes, gestational age and finally, Kazi is an assistant professor at the Dow University of Health Sciences. All of these professors as well as doctors are qualified to discuss and research the issue of poverty on pregnancy. The article presents a study done by researchers on the fetal and pregnancy characteristics based on different financial incomes (lower, middle, and upper). These studies were done to provide evidence of the affects of income on several characteristics such as pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, asthma, etc. The results of the study showed poor education, malnutrition, and other health issues during and after pregnancy in “lower socioeconomic status.” It also included the results if the occurrence of violence. Violence was more prevalent in economically “disadvantaged” women. This evidence is supported by a study from Kenya. The article inputting an actual study from all three socioeconomic areas strengthened the argument. The

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