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However, some people think that there is no need to be against teenage pregnancy because teenagers are independent in the society, and they can make decisions for themselves. They further think that teenagers can give birth to children and leave these children to their parents who can take better care of them on their behalf. As a matter of fact, teenage pregnancy is a serious and alarming issue in the society. The lack of ability to raise children and consequent abortion hurts teenagers physically and mentally.
Teenage pregnancy is referred to girls getting pregnant at their tender age; that is between fifteen to nineteen years of age. At this tender age, teenagers still need to be taken care of, because they are not financially independent and need guidance from their parents. Now days, as society is advancing, parents are expecting their children to have higher and better education. Therefore, pregnancy at this age range is an obstacle to their life and future. At this age range, teenagers are supposed to study and prepare themselves to become responsible parents in the future. They require no distraction such as giving birth and thinking about raising children. On the other hand, if teenagers get pregnant and are not ready or in a position to nurture the pregnancy they undergo through much pressure and stress that may result to abortion or miscarriage.
In communities that are against teenage pregnancy, pregnant teenagers undergo many predicaments and challenges that are difficult to withstand. They face resistance from members of such community. The parents consider these girls as the total disgrace to the family and end up disowning them. In other communities, pregnant teenagers may end up being single in the entire lifetime because young men do not marry girls with children out of wedlock. In others, pregnant girls suffer chronic stress because they are the subject of discussion by members
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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.
There are numerous young parents added to the statistics on a daily basis. In order to try to halt the exponential increase of teenage pregnancy, it is thought that maybe it is not only in how the message is received but also how it is delivered.
Thus, to call a problem a social problem, there should be a collective unwelcoming to the problem from most of the community. One such social problem is teenage pregnancy which has put the society into a dilemma of what to do with the mother and the unborn or born child, and how to treat with those involved.
Majority of the research on the topic, however, is focused on reproductive health (Foulkes et al., 2005) and understanding how contraceptive use before and after pregnancies impact the high rate of teen pregnancies among Hispanic women (Gilliam, Warden, & Tapia, 2004; Wilson et al., 2011).
Recent estimtes show tht pproximtely 12% of ll teenge girls (ged 15-19) become pregnnt ech yer. This paper will examine the data relating to teenage preganancy and analyze the data to understand patterns and trends. Programs related to reducing the incidence of teenage pregnancy will be examined along with their effectiveness.
The only limitation of my research was the time constraint. A little more time would have affected the outcome positively.
Having a baby is probably the most exciting thing you will ever experience and pregnancy should be a process that you are able to enjoy and share with all those around you." (Boyd, 2001, p.6) But this thinking of Boyd is not always true especially when the person who is expecting a baby is a teenager.
The obvious reason seems to be that he wants to have his food. Despite the fact that this 14 year old would have no idea about the legal system and law; however, still, we know that it is his legal right to have breast