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Teenage Pregnancy

By Thida + Tracey

Tracey McLaren

on 14 March 2013

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Transcript of Teenage Pregnancy

WHO... Teenage Pregnancy WHAT? What? who II Pregnant
I Not Pregnant Thida + Tracey Finding out your pregnant Having a child and preparing to be a mother is not easy. Dealing with unplanned pregnancy among teenagers is confusing and scary. Depression, frustration, fear, and other emotional problems are some of the emotions that may be experienced when they are facing unplanned pregnancy. What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? What? How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! How!! Teenage Pregnancy is when an underaged girl
generally between the ages of 13-19 becomes pregnant. This is mainly to occur in a girl who hasn't completed her schooling (secondary school) has few or no marketable skills, is financially dependent upon her parents and/or continues to live at home and is mentally immature Effecting a teen mothers Health
•More likely to have a premature birth
•1/3 of teenage mothers don't recieve prenatal care which leads to health issues in their child.
•Nutritional deficiency, resulting in impropper eating habbits (dieting, fast foods, skipping meals etc.) This results in lack of growth of the mother and child.
•Around the age of 14-15, girls have a developing pelvis. On conception, this can lead to many risks with childbirth and the health of the mother. who who who who who who who who who Teenage pregnancy mainly effects teenagers at the age of 18-19. This is because they are legally eligible to drink, smoke and go out to clubs. Clubs are the main types of areas in which 18-19 year olds can be influenced into having sex. Causes •Unstable housing arrangments
•Family situations with regular conflict
between members
•Violence and sexual abuse during childhood
•Poor school performance and attendence
•Low socioeconomic background
•Low level of maternal education
•Low self-esteem
•Living in rural and remote areas
•Peer pressure Statistics More than three-quarters of pregnancies among
teenagers each year are unintended, and more
than one-quarter end in abortion; therefore,
helping young women avoid an unintended
pregnancy is also an important public policy goal. Reason and addressing the issue Fewer young people are giving birth now than in the 1970s. This is most likely because of improvements in sex education, availability of contraception and access to abortion. Young women can access pregnancy counselling from an independent trained counsellor who can provide up-to-date information on each pregnancy option and support her in making a free and fully informed decision.
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