Emotional Effects Of Teen Pregnancy In The United States

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Kamari Hughes

TEEN PREGNANCY

As a teen, becoming pregnant is the last thing thought about. When teens do not take the proper precautions, this can cause a human being to be conceived. When people are together and do not use protection pregnancy will most likely occur. Young adolescents don’t think of the consequences in the heat of the moment. At 17, a young man becomes a father after over counter pregnancy test and Dr. Office appointments. It is real there is a baby.
Nobody knows or really thinks about how serious becoming a teen parent really is until it’s too late.
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Most teens vary from ages 14-17. Pregnant teenagers are taking health risks that are associated more with the biological effects. Becoming pregnant can affect many different things dealing with family, life goals, personal responsibilities, and more. Most teen mothers feel that when becoming pregnant it would make there partner stay with them when 7 out of 10 fathers end up leaving them or wanting nothing to do with the mother.
Most teenagers who become pregnant are likely having relationships with an older partner. Emotional aspects of teen pregnancy is when dealing with stress. Stress results in very serious problems for both the baby and mother. When stressing it effects the baby by becoming deformed and being born with problems. Stress can also cause miscarriages which will bring even more stress and problems upon the mother. Teen pregnancy has been a major problem for years. Many are unplanned and usually end with a miscarriage, abortion or adoption. Teen pregnancy happens because of the lack of contraception use of condoms, or may be caused of rape. Many teens do not wait to have sex. Teens are having sexual intercourse at young ages and more than half of teens engage in sexual intercourse before age

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