Teenage Pregnancy Effects On Society

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death. Additionally, adolescent parents often lack the emotional maturity to cope healthily with the stresses of parenting, causing them to handle the stress in an unhealthy manner. Accordingly, babies born to teenagers are more likely to be neglected, abused, or abandoned. This frequently causes emotional/mental difficulties later on in the child’s life (e.g. post-traumatic-stress-disorder, eating disorders, depression). Correspondingly, children born to teenage parents have a higher chance of engaging in sexual activity at an age younger than is healthy or safe. Furthermore, the pregnant teenager is likely still trying to find their identity and if not yet found, it is likely their child will not feel a secure sense of trust as the teenage …show more content…
The rise of teenage pregnancy and parenting has led to the development of additional services, areas, and programs specific to children and teenage parents (e.g. playgrounds and daycares) in many cities. Likewise, teenage pregnancy has resulted in the development of private and government organizations providing support and money for pregnant/parenting teenagers. The teenagers, in order to be qualified for the programs, must be unable to take care of themselves. Also, money is given by the Canadian government to help provide foster care for children who are being/were abused and support for children who have disabilities. Additionally, the government has created health courses in secondary schools in order that teenagers may learn what parenting is actually like as well as the possible outcomes of sex and how to prevent some possible outcomes. Lastly, with the rise of teenage pregnancy, more parents are concluding they should talk to their children earlier about the possible results of engaging in sexual …show more content…
Parents should allow and encourage children to ask sex-related questions throughout their life. Aditionally, parents must display accurate and appropriate portrayals of love to their children by not engaging in any sort of sexual activity with them, by telling and showing them the many non-physical ways someone can show their love for another (do an act of service, treat with respect, give them a gift, etc..), and by ensuring that as parents, they are respectful to each other and show appropriate displays of love to each other in front of their children. In this manner, the children will grow up possessing a better sense of what real love is and that love is never just

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