The Pros And Cons Of Teen Pregnancy

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Teenagers nowadays are sexual active. In the United States, 46 percent of all high school students, and 62 percent of high school seniors, have had sexual intercourse, which means that around nine million teens have already had sex. According to Survey it states, “52 percent of teens that have sex are having unprotected sex” (Coffey). Having unprotected sex can cause one to catch a transmitted disease. 1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. When one catches a disease they usually don’t realize it, because they don’t get tested. When someone catches a disease and they have sexual intercourse it goes to that person and so on. Being a teen and getting pregnant causes a lot of health risks for the baby and the young woman. The New Charity Report states, “Girls under the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to die in pregnancy than women in their 20’s, and that babies born to younger mothers are also at a greater risk.” It also states, “ Worldwide, complications in pregnancy are the “number one killer” of girls and young women aged 15-19, the report says, adding to that 50,000 teenage girls and young women die during pregnancy and childbirth every year, in many cases because their bodies are not ready to bear children” (NP, World Health Organization). Pregnant teens also have a higher chance of becoming anemic, which can affect the baby’s development. Teen mothers are more likely to have premature babies and depending on how premature the baby is, it can

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