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One the major problems is the guilt and embarrassment faced both by the mother and her family. In the teenage when a girl is not even independent and earning money to support herself, she’s forced to support another life which needs her constant attention and care as well. She’s forced to face the questions arised by the society and is not allowed to live or progress further without having them answered.
In these situations, when things are already very much difficult for her, she’s afraid of the fact that her family might also quit her and leave her alone to face the cruel world. In a study conducted by Wilson and Huntington in 2006, the social and the guilt faced by teenagers mother mainly from United States, United Kingdom and Canada were discussed and analyzed. They came with the results that it is the guilt of getting pregnant at such a small age that usually makes them literally unstable and and unable to perform even the daily chores of life thus ruining their whole life.
Secondly, psychological problems arose by teenage pregnancies have been supposed to push the teenage mother into many psychological disorders too. Starting from depresison as a result of social rejection to suicide could be caused be teenage pregnancies. Young girls getting affected by teenage pregnancies have been proposed to push theirselves into complete loneliness thus getting detached completely form the society will push a person into depression and makes her dependent on drugs. Thus social rejection, complete detachment from the environment around and complete loneliness push the mother into psychiatric problems and suicide ultimately.
Lastly, the baby of a teenage mother is supposed to be affected by this morally and ethically wrong action. Mainly due to lack of experience of the teenage mother as she is not mature enough at such small age to take care of her child, the child is supposed to be affected as a result of this
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The rate of adolescence pregnancy depends on various factors such as age and race. For instance, the rate of births is much higher in teenagers above fifteen years old than teenagers below fifteen year. In addition, the rate of births is lower among the white teenagers than African American teenagers.
According to the research findings it can therefore be said that teenage pregnancy seems to be a socially unacceptable thing in most societies around the world. However, the rising statistics indicates that it is not something that will see its end soon. This means that it has to be embraced first before seeking means of eliminating it.
Teenage pregnancy is now considered to be a social problem because it disrupts social productivity; instead of going to school, teenage mothers tend to stop schooling because of their condition, and they eventually cease to continue their schooling. It also poses a danger to the child and the mother as their young bodies are not really ready for childbirth.
Mumta worried if Sonakshi had eaten anything rotten on her way back from the school, but Sonakshi said she had not. Mumta and Mithlesh let go of it as Sonakshi regained the balance shortly after the vomit, thinking of it as the effect of pains Sonakshi lately took for the exams.
However, rather than accepting this as a natural outgrowth of the human evolutionary and biological development process, a sociological view of teenage pregnancy is necessitated as a means of understanding how this societal problem has grown and developed within the past several decades.
As elucidated in the Teenage Report (2008), which has resulted from a report by the Social Exclusion Unit; although, there is a visible decrease in the incidence of teenage pregnancy rate in the UK, it is still clocking the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Western Europe.
These point at the question of the growing epidemic of teen pregnancy in the United States (Kegler, MC., Bird, ST., Kyle-Moon, K., and Rodine, S., 2001). The situation of Bristol Palin, daughter of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a seventeen year old unmarried and pregnant teen, has cast a spotlight on teen pregnancy and opened discussions again about current public health policies in the United States (Hawkins, K., 2008).
have an influence on the occurrence of menarche. After a girl achieves her menarche she becomes a potential mother but at an early age this motherhood carries risks to her health and her child's health. This is the reason teenage pregnancy has become a point of debate for a number of societies but the amount of awareness is still not appreciable.
This phenomenon is common in developing countries (Sams par. 1). At present, teenage pregnancy in the US is estimated at around 1 million with 85 percent as unplanned (Sams par. 1). Teenage pregnancy might be a blessing in a developing country but