Alvarez,Erika Mr.Kegley Health Science/ 4th period 22 September 2015 Teen Pregnancy and Confidentiality Girls that don’t have a education may end up on the streets. In my side I said that girls that get pregnant in a really early age is really sad because they don’t think about their future, dropping out high school and parents kick them out from their houses. It is important for teens to think about their future. Girls that are 15 years old they get pregnant and at the same time they just feel like killing their self because they think that their parents will not respond for that. Yeah of course our parents are not responding for this!
in fact some researchers believe that poor economic circumstances could be a contributing factor to other negative aspects of early motherhood. According to gibbs, fergusson, horwood & boden, (2014) younger mothers report economic hardships to the extent of having insufficient money to meet their daily needs. Besides, compared with elder mothers young mothers prove to be more likely to receive welfare benefits. Furthermore it was proven that younger mothers find it harder to make any saving, and many of those were unable to make any saving at all. More economic related disadvantages of early motherhood include the fact that the mother and her child living standards were more likely to be quite low living in overcrowded conditions, and more likely to be urged to make several moves to relocate during short time
It 's arid, filled with a high rate of illiteracy and paralyzed by ancient traditions (Harlan, 2015). Nearly fifty percent of all women in Yemen were married as children (Harlan, 2015). According to Al Amodi (2013), 14 percent of girls are married before the age of 15, while 52 percent of girls are married before the age of 18 and in some cases, girls might get married at the age of 8. The problem with the practice of underage marriage is that it denies a girl her right to health, education, and choice. Moreover, they are more likely to die while giving birth and are at an increased risk of encountering sexual and physical abuses than women who get married at the age of 18 or older (Yemen: End Child Marriage, 2014).
An online article written by doctors Lisa Haddad and Nawal Nour states, “Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications” (“Unsafe Abortion: Unnecessary Maternal Mortality” ). Death and long term injury from unsafe abortions can be prevented, if those who do not want or cannot afford to have children have methods to prevent pregnancy from even happening. These deaths and injuries are important, because they are extremely preventable, and the fact that prevention is not openly distributed to the public is an injustice. The United Nations’ Declaration of
An instance of a teacher not talking about privilege and poverty, happened while I was observing at Carrollwood Elementary School. A female student, who is Hispanic and about the age of ten, got pulled from her home due to her home life not being an ideal living situation for someone that young. The student got separated from her brother, her mother and since she was unable to stay with her father, she was jumping from foster home to foster home. Prior to this happening, she was an average student in school, according to her teacher but after being separated from her brother, she started becoming a below average student, one of the worst in the class. The teacher explained to me that, since the student was living in poverty, and less privileged than the others in the class, she was unable to concentrate on her classwork as well as her homework.
Early pregnancy may hold a variety of different problems. There are many distinct ways to avoid teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancies are usually when a girl becomes pregnant during or in between the ages of 13-19. “The birth rates have dropped significantly by 8% since 2014. Birth rates dropped 9% for women aged 15-17 and dropped 7% for women ages 18-19,” claims www.guttmacher.org.
A large and vital part of childhood in places all around the world is education. Unfortunately, almost all child brides stop going to school for reasons such as duties as a wife and mother, and sometimes government policies prohibiting return of married girls into schools. For example, In the East African nation Tanzania, schools are allowed to expel child brides (Yakupitiyage). Along with being forced into her marriage, a child bride is robbed of something as valuable and desired as education. Nujood Ali, the first child bride to win a divorce in her country, recalled her wedding day saying that it was not a
In the United States of America 30% of all teen girls who drop out of school cite pregnancy as a key reason (Shuger, 2012) and fewer than 38% of the teen mothers ever earned their high school diploma (Van Pelt, 2012). Adolescent pregnancy trends in percentage terms are quite worrying in Sub Saharan Africa because of the health, social, economic and educational consequences. Niger is worst affected at 51%, Chad at 48%, Uganda at 33%, Tanzania at 28% and Kenya at 26% (Loaiza and Liang,
Gender stereotypes/gaps As mentioned before with girls not even having a toilet to go to in school are leading in girls missing out on school. Having gender gaps between girls and boys is a big reason to why so many children are out of school at a young age. "Over 100 million young women living in developing countries are unable to read a single sentence." (10 barriers to education around the world, 2014) This is due to poverty and conflicts in their country. It is believed in some countries that girls are better off staying at home and do the chores as it is not worth paying the money for a girl to go to school.
Despite almost 30 years of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), today girls make up around 56 per cent of the 77 million children not in school, and women make up two thirds of the adults who are illiterate. Even girls who do enroll in school may have irregular attendance due to other demands on them, and the fact that their education may not be prioritized. Girls are more likely to repeat years, to drop out early and to fail key subjects, and in most countries girls are less likely to complete the transition to secondary schooling. Inequality in society inevitably has an impact on the provision and content of education. Hence, the need to examine and address the