The Negative Effects of Teen Pregnancy Essay

1100 Words Oct 24th, 2012 5 Pages
There are different effects on teenage mothers than there is on teenage fathers. Mothers lose more friends and are looked at way differently; fathers keep most of their friends without too many people having an opinion about him. After the mother has her baby, she can’t go back to school, so she has to be put on homebound. The father can go to school, can play sports, and can have fun with his friends. Both the mother and the father have responsibility, but the mother has to do more, like work to make money for the child, take care of the child, and still go to school. The father still has to do the same, just not as much work. The mother will always be in the child’s life, but most teenage fathers will not be in there child’s life.
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Pregnant teens are also less likely than older women to seek adequate prenatal care, which put the health of there babies in jeopardy (Fisher 1).
Pregnant teens have to face the fear and confusion that comes with an unplanned pregnancy at a young age and may bear the burden of raising a child without the support of family or the child’s father (1).
While many teen mothers and fathers choose to raise their own children, with or without the help of their own parents, some choose another route. Noticing the difficulties in raising children when they are still children themselves, some teen parents choose to put their children up for adoption. Often this allows the children to live with a family that is more financially capable of providing for the child and more stable over all. As a teen giving their children up will be difficult on both the mother and the father (Meyers 2).
There are numerous negative aspects on teen pregnancy. It is important to know that it is the motherhood aspect that is difficult for teens as opposed to the actual pregnancy. Age is only one consideration when a pregnancy occurs. From a health perspective, there are many positive things about teen pregnancy (Roberts1).
As long as a pregnant woman has regular quality prenatal care, her age is rarely an issue in terms of pregnancy. Females older than 15 face the same risks during pregnancy as women in their 20s and 30s. Some additional risk

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