It is one of nine townships that are found in Fayette county. For a long time, the township has been well-known for having the highest teen pregnancy rates in Indiana. In fact, Fayette County has been rated second…
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According to the 2010 census, the population of Connersville was estimated to be 12,282. At the same time, Connersville contained 5,573 housing units. In addition, the township covers an area of 32.77 square miles, which is equivalent to 84.9 km2. (Census, 2013).
Students in the area, as young as those in the eight grade get pregnant (FRHS, 2013). Teen pregnancy often leads to a lot of hardships for the mother who is yet to finish her education, to those who take care of the toddlers such as grandparents or babysitters. In addition, babies require a lot of expenses. The rise in teen pregnancy can be attributed to various factors. In light of this, Connersville is widely affected by poverty, lack of employment and the lack of education. Most of the teens that are affected by teen pregnancies are from families that are affected by some of these problems. It is anticipated that more job opportunities in Connersville would contribute greatly in bringing more businesses to the town leading to a reduction in poverty. Since the shutdown of Visteon, business has tremendously gone down. On the other hand, lack of teen pregnancy control could be attributed to the lack of education in Connersville. The lack of employment and businesses has a direct impact on the levels of income leading to the underutilization of education in the region. It is in this context that Coley and Chase-Lansdale (1998) acknowledged that teen pregnancies are as high as the levels of poverty. There is, thus, a great need for jobs and education for the entire population (FRHS, 2013)
If the Township could incorporate more activities or even fun places for students, the rate of teen pregnancy would be lower. Sex education and the physical as well as emotional risks that are associated with teen sex need to be taught in high schools. According to FRHS (2013), Counties that offer education on the risks involved as well as safe sex have lower pregnancy rates.
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There are many moral issues related to teenage pregnancies that need to be considered at the societal level. The case requires the mother to be able to make her arguments strong and clear to Sally so that she understands. As an authoritative parent, I would communicate with Sally with logics that would show her how risky is being sexually engaged to someone at this vulnerable age (Belsky, 2010).
Teen pregnancy is one such issue which has led to many questions and researches have been conducted to determine the underlying causes of this problem that exists in the society. Teen pregnancy is a public health concern as well. According to surveys conducted in the United States, in the year 1991, 61.8 conceptions were reported in every 1000 teenage girls.
In the period from 1991 to 2005 there was a 35% decline in the rate of birth amongst teens from 15 to 19. The greatest decline in USA since 1991 was amongst black women. The consequences of such early motherhood can be the following: young mothers rarely end the school and only a few of them get the high school diploma, and of course only 1.5% enters the college; almost all of them live on welfare; and there is a great possibility that the sons of such mothers will end up in jail and that the daughters can become in future also a young mother.
as twelve or thirteen have made society acknowledge their presence by not only going out alone but also by going against the social norm and becoming young mothers. Studies have been made in order to understand the reason behind and the impact of teenage pregnancies. These
Those who neglect good advice from the relevant people end up making unwise decisions which end up affecting their lives so negatively that they live the rest of their lives with regrets. On the other side of the coin, those who humble themselves and open
So far, the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate among other developed nations as revealed by the surveys conducted by various researchers. Analyzing its statistics report, the rates of teen pregnancy in the US relatively decreases as the years go by, but still, it has the highest teen pregnancy rates among the industrialized nations.
It brings about its own share of challenges and changes the life of the teenager completely. The following paper will delve deeply into the challenges teen pregnancy brings, how to prevent it and how to