Teen Pregnancy: The Causes And Effects Of Teen Pregnancy

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Aim 1.1

The aim of this report is to discuss Teen Pregnancy, to inform you on this social issue and provide answers to questions you may have. Hopefully to bring some insight to you on this issue.

Definition 1.2

What is teen pregnancy? Its when a girl between the ages of 14-19 fall pregnant, teen mothers are at higher risks of being judged by peers, family and the social eye compared to elder mothers.


Who does teen pregnancy effect? 2.1

The main person effected was obviously the soon to be mother, soon to be father the unborn baby and their parents. The mother becomes more likely to drop out of school, less then one third of teen mums don 't receive child support so they turn to the government and
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Studies show adolescent mothers are less likely to show their child affectionate gestures as well as daughters born to adolescent parents are more likely to become a teen mum themselves and sons are three times more likely to serve time in prison. Teen mothers are at a higher risk of dealing with medical issues throughout the their pregnancy. Teens are at a higher risk of nutritional deficiencies from poor eating habits including attempts to loose weight through skipping meals and poor food choices. Complications resulting in death is estimated 70,000 teen girls in developing countries each …show more content…
This issue is so much deeper due to religious reason and the social stigma of what is and is not expectable.

Is teen pregnancy a trend? 2.4

Even though girls see the struggles and responsibilities that come with being a teen mother you 'd think that would prevent them from wanting to be pregnant but young girls can be easily influenced by their friends and family members who may be having a child at a young age because it seems more glamorized in todays media.

A national campaign preventing teen and unplanned pregnancies conducted a survey to show how the TV series ’16 and Pregnant’ influenced young teens. Out of the 1,008 young people more then half said they watch the show and makes them feel more aware of the risks, 82% think the show helps reveal the challenges of teen pregnancy. Media shows a lot of celebrities with their babies out shopping for toys and and designer brand clothes and it is all manipulated and misinterpreted to be seen so carefree when its not like that at all, what young teens don 't have is a celeb cash flow and live-in nannies.

How is this effecting society?

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