Teenage Pregnancy Jasmine, Andres, ashanti, leila

What is your problem?

There are many problems within teenage pregnancy, but there are many main ones. There are many health risks for the baby when he or she is born. Mothers are more likely to suffer health, social and emotional problems. Women who are pregnant as teens have increased risks for medical complicatins such as premature labor and social consequences. Teen pregnancies are also associated with increased rate of alcohol abuse.

Definitions: premature labor: Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include effacement (the cervix thins out) and dilation (the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal).

Social consequences: Consequences come in two forms: natural and social (or social-cultural). A natural consequence is one which is directly related to the behavior, such as getting burned while playing carelessly with matches.

Why is it a problem?

Teen pregnancy is a problem because most teen moms drop out of school a do not graduate. It affects the the life of the moather aswell as the life of the child. Mothers are most likely to get a low pay job that isnt enough to supply for the baby.

Statistics

3-10 teen American Girls will get pregnant at least 1 before age 20.

50% of teen moms never graduate from high school

Nearly 750,000 teens get pregnant per year.

25% of teen mom have a 2nd child within 24 months of there first baby.

8 out of 10 dads don't marry the mother of their child.

Action Plan

1. We can have a teens class of taking care of a baby and what sex can lead to.

2. Encouarge parents to think or let there kids get there contraceptive.

3. Learn that abortion is okay even if your family does not agree.

4. Let teens follow a parent with a baby to see what it is like to care for a baby.

5. Help the girls learn about their options.

Credits:

Created with images by TC-TORRES - "pregnancy panza barriga" • PublicDomainPictures - "pregnant women lady" • JenniferBayers - "pregnant mom belly"

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