The Risks Of Teen Pregnancy

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"Teen birth rates declined from 2013 to 2014 for all races and for Hispanics. Among 15- to 19-year-olds, teen birth rates decreased" (CDC para 4). The reason that I chose to writing about teenage pregnancy is because I think that shows like Teen Mom and 16 and pregnant prevent teens from wanting to have kids, it doesn 't necessarily stop then from having sexual contact but it teaches teens protection while having sex , because the moms have to struggle on the show is how the kids will struggle in real life.

" Roughly one in four girls will be pregnant at least once before age 20. And about one in five teen moms will have a second child during her teen years. Significant disparities also persist across racial and ethnic lines, geographic regions, rural and urban areas and among age groups. "(NCSL
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Health and developmental risks. Young people who engage in early sexual activity often engage in other risky behaviors, including alcohol, tobacco and drug use. They are also more susceptible to STIs.v Limited educational achievement and earning potential. Teen mothers are less likely to complete school. Fewer than one-third of teens who start their families before age 18 never earn a high school diploma and only 1.5 earn a college degree by the age of 30 .Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone.The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant."(CDS) Although teen pregnancy rates have dropped from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 41.7 births per 1,000 in 2003, pregnancy rates in the U.S. still are declining at slower rates than those in other developed nation "

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