Teenage Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancy Essay

1902 Words Jan 7th, 2016 8 Pages
In today’s time, things are much different than they used to be. In 1955 teen birth rates were higher than they have ever been at 980 of every 1,000 teens having children. These rates have gone down significantly since then to a shocking 59 as of 2010. It is safe to say that that is a major accomplishment for the United States. Sadly though, that is still a high amount of unplanned teen pregnancies that will cause quite an uproar. This uproar will consist of both judgement and unnecessary glorification. Teen pregnancy has become a glorified concept, but according to many teen mothers, having a child at a young age can have a huge effect on the teens’ daily lives, and their future lives. The definition of teenage pregnancy, according to Unicef, is a teen girl between the age of 13-19,or has not reached adulthood, who becomes pregnant. A young mother and a young father must work together during the pregnancy. There are many fathers who run out on the mother and leave her by herself to raise the child. In contradiction there are also fathers who want to be a part of their child’s life and wants to support the mother. Since the 1950’s, birth rates are at their lowest although the percentage of teen mothers who are unmarried, are growing to higher numbers (National Center for Health Statistics). Compared to other countries, the United States doubles the amount of pregnancies(National Center for Health Statistics). According to Shift NC, in 2013 there were 106 teenage…

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