Teen Pregnancy As A Negative Experience Essay

2125 Words May 20th, 2015 9 Pages
In our society parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school. Aid young parents by starting a Babysitters Club so they can take GED classes. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the western industrialized world. Nearly 85% are unplanned , which in any population can increase the risk for problems. The biggest risk for teen mothers is delaying prenatal care or worse, 7.2% received no care at all. Viewing teen pregnancy as a negative experience is detrimental to both the mother & child ; therefore , society needs to assists pregnant teens to help them & their children lead more productive , fulfilling lives.
Less than 2% of teen mom earn a college degree by the age 30. Young women who give birth while attending a community college are 65 percent less likely to complete their degree than women who do not have children during that time. Children of teen mothers perform worse on many measures of school readiness, are 50 percent more likely to repeat a grade, and are more likely than children born to older mothers to drop out of high school. This is because they now have someone other than themselves to take care of. Working, going to school, and being a parent is a lot for any person. Many teen mom’s will work a job which pays minimum wage just to make ends meet. This makes college an option that they just do not have (Different Facts About Teen Pregnancy).

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