Teen Pregnancy “3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year’’(Kathryn and Henshaw).Teen pregnancy affects the emotional and socioeconomic aspect, causes psychological stress, and has short- and long- term effects. Teen pregnancy has an emotional effect on the mom. Family hostility may make it difficult to cope with expecting a child. “A pregnant teen with parents may have a hard time accepting the pregnancy, which may cause her to have guilt because of disappointment.
In many situations authors of these databases witness many times that the mothers are not given a break because they believe their daughters have to stay flawless. According to Cartwright, there have been many situations where mothers are putting a lot of pressure on their daughters to look and act like an adult, as well as teaching them that beauty is what matters most not what's on the inside. She has also witnessed parents chastising their kids for a bad performance, or not looking enthused and flawless. Cartwright also wrote that these pageants could lead to eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and stress. Children are also sleep deprived and parents refuse a rest or break.
Teenage Pregnancy Teenage Pregnancy, also known as adolescent pregnancy, is in females under the age of 20. A female can become pregnant from sexual intercourse after she has begun to ovulate, which can be before her first menstrual period but usually occurs after the onset of her periods. In well-nourished females, menstrual period usually takes place around the age of 12 or 13. Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are, concerns for those under 15 to age as they are less likely to be physically developed enough to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth.
Teenage mothers are more likely to become drop-outs living in poverty. Sex education programs are an important factor in our younger generation’s lives. Without some sort of program who knows what the pregnancy and STD rates will look like. According to the author, Stokely Anne,” more than 15 million Americans are infected with a sexually transmitted disease each year, and
With pressure coming from family, peers, and society, a lot of people don 't know who to be. To top it all off, society puts certain stereotypes on us. Despite the stereotypes, we should be the only ones who decide who we are and who we become. As a young mother having had a teenage pregnancy, the stereotypes put on me as a teenage mom, were very denigrating. I personally didn’t limit myself
In our society we are facing a problem of teenage pregnancy which causes the issue of abortion to occur. There is a very high rate of teenage pregnancies and abortions in our society, and that is not healthy or good for every individual and the society as a whole. This issue occur because of the irresponsibility’s of our youth. They are having unprotected sexual activities which is not safe and may cause them a lot of problems such as HIV/AIDS, STD, STI and other sexual transmitted diseases not only pregnancy. We have several ways to prevent teenage pregnancy in our health institutions (Clinics, private and public hospitals).
In this paper, teenage pregnancy is debated, would be enlightened on contraception, sex, peer influence, abortion, parent influence, and societal circumstances. As stated in the paper, teenage pregnancy is a serious problem, and it is as well a sticky condition to phase through particularly as a teen. Teen females usually do not deliberately want to get pregnant; they are mostly influenced, pressured or want to explore their sexual inquisitiveness. The high rate of teen pregnancy among minority and underprivileged groups, documented in the United States of America, is constant with the theory that absence of opportunity and socioeconomic shortcoming contribute to adolescent childbearing. There is also evidence from studies in the United States
There are many factors that contribute to the reason certain teenagers not only become, but choose to be pregnant, regardless of opposing circumstances. These factors have much to do with the fact that times are continuously changing and so are people and their decisions. Teenage pregnancies have been reported to be on the decline, and abortion rates are even lower. These young females worldwide may all be different, but the reasons for why they choose to be pregnant are very similar. Teen pregnancy is one of today’s major concerns and there are many diverse theories as to why these girls want to become mothers.
Even though there are things that happened that are not supported or appreciated in society, discriminating and ridiculing the persons involved will not fix or undo the situation. Teenage pregnancy, which falls under those situations, has a lot of effects and impacts on the individuals involved. Teenage pregnancy can pose several financial, physical and academic challenges to an expectant mother, but an issue that is usually overlooked by family and physicians is the psychological challenge of pregnancy on teenagers. Finally according to Segen's Medical Dictionary (2012), "Teenage/Adolescent pregnancy occurs in a girl who is yet completed her core education (secondary school), has a few or no marketable skills, mentally immature and who is still is financially dependent on parent(s)", consequently causing depression, self-esteem issues and regrettably
Some teenagers can be vulnerable and sexually active when coming to this stage. A report from the NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION just showed that the young are already exploring relationship at an early age. Almost 75% of 15 to 17 are already looking for an intimate partner, one major cause of an unintended pregnancy. In fact, an intimate relationship can also trigger the unwanted pregnancy. According to researches, teenage pregnancy is also associated with lack of educational intervention about contraception and including lack of awareness regarding this matters.