Informative Essay On Teen Pregnancy

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Many teens in the United States are encountering multiple pregnancies. Teens should take precautions and learn how to prevent pregnancies or even future pregnancies; if not, teenagers will face consequences of having a child at a young age. Having a baby can cause teenagers to develop health issues. There are many complications that can occur when dealing with a child in a teenager’s life. Most teens that get pregnant end up not finishing school and decide to drop out, resulting in the possibility of not going to college. If a teenager does not go to college, then they will not be able to provide enough money to make sure the baby has the necessities he or she needs throughout his or her life. The best way to prevent pregnancy is to be …show more content…
Even though there has been a decrease in the amount of pregnancies among teens, health is a major concern with teen pregnancies. Being unhealthy at a young age can create complications in the future. Teenagers need to be watched thoroughly when health issues are becoming a concern. Teens can experience health issues like nausea, chest pains, and changes with their bodies both emotionally and physically (Campbell and Orr 1). Dealing with pregnancy at a young age can enhance depression and anxiety (Kirven 1). These extreme measures are not something a teenager should encounter at such a young age, nor are they capable of handling these types of situations. In addition to the health of a teenager, there can also be risks of the child have growing disabilities and complications (Kirven 1). It is not fair to the child to experience complications in the development of his or her growth. Another precaution to think about is a baby being born premature. It is more likely for a premature baby to be born if it is carried in a teen body. Teen bodies are not mature enough to handle carrying and delivering a baby. To make sure that a child does not end up being born anemic or premature, frequent doctor visits …show more content…
By the age of 18, one out of every three girls will have been pregnant at least once” (Campbell and Orr 1). Teens should take precautions and learn how to prevent pregnancies or even future pregnancies; if not, teenagers will face consequences of having a child at a young age. Creating unhealthy situations for not only the teen but also the baby is a major concern that teenagers should think about. Teen pregnancies can cause depression and anxiety to a teenager’s life and also reflect on the baby. The baby can also be born premature and have growing development problems. Many complications such as a relationship with the father, financial hardships, and time management are situations that are hard to handle as a teenager and teens should not have to handle complications like these. Teens also need to be focused on school and receiving an education so he or she can then develop a career path. Once a teenager can go to school and finish college, he or she can start their career and provide for a baby or family in the future. With a baby also in the equation, it will cause problems such as having time to take care of the baby and spending money making sure that the baby is feed and has a clean diaper. Many teens do not realize the consequences of pregnancies at a young

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