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Copy of Early Pregnancy
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What Are the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy?
During adolescence, teenagers often feel pressure to make friends and fit in with their peers. Many times these teens let their friends influence their decision to have sex even when they do not fully understand the consequences associated with the act. Teenagers have sex as a way to appear cool and sophisticated, but in some cases the end result is an unplanned teen pregnancy. The Kaiser Family Foundation states that more than 29 percent of pregnant teens reported that they felt pressured to have sex, and 33 percent of pregnant teens stated that they felt that they were not ready for a sexual relationship, but proceeded anyway because they feared ridicule or rejection.
Teen girls are more likely to get pregnant if the have limited or no guidance from their parents. Many parents have busy lives that prevent them from providing the guidance and support that their young teenagers need to make good decisions on issues such as sex, according to the website Parent Dish. When a teen does not feel that she can talk to her parents about sex either because they forbid sex talk or because they are not around, she will more than likely turn to friends for direction on whether or not to have sex, resulting in misinformation and possible teen pregnancy.
3.LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
Teenagers who are uneducated about sex are more likely to have an unintended pregnancy. Some teens do not fully understand the biological and emotional aspects associated with having sex. These teens may get incorrect information from friends, videos, sitcoms and/or movies. Many times, teens do not have the knowledge needed to make informed and responsible decisions about whether or not to engage in sexual activity that can alter their life.
4.Sexual Abuse or Rape
Teens can become pregnant as a result of sexual abuse or rape. The Guttmacher Institute states that between 43 and 62 percent of teens acknowledge that they were impregnated by an adult male, and two-thirds report that their babies' fathers are as old as 27. Approximately 5 percent of all teen births are the result of a rape.
Teen drinking can cause an unexpected pregnancy, according to the website Love to Know. Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol. Drinking lowers a teen's ability to control her impulses, contributing to 75 percent of pregnancies that occur between the ages 14 and 21. Approximately 91 percent of pregnant teens reported that although they were drinking at the time, they did not originally plan to have sex when they conceived.
EFFECTS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY
Emotional Effect of Early pregnancy to Teenagers
Teenagers are not supposed to be pregnant because of their age. Unfortunately, many women aged 13-17, get pregnant every year. Most of them are not yet ready to be mothers.
A. Emotional Effect
There are various emotional effects of early pregnancy to teenagers
1. Initial excitement
Some teenagers are excited to bear a child, especially when it is their first pregnancy. They are excited to see their baby. Others are excited to buy clothes and other things for the baby. They think of names for the baby.
Some are confused and at a loss on what to do. They are too young and many have no idea about bearing a child.
Some are scared. They think of questions like, “How should I tell my parents?” “How will I face my classmates?” or “What is the best thing to do to solve this problem?” They are afraid to answer these questions.They feel scared on what will be the reactions of their parents.
Frustration comes later. Pregnant teenagers will realize that they are not yet ready to bear a child when it’s already late.
B. Emotional Effect to Love Ones
Being pregnant makes one’s life complicated. It can affect you and your love ones.
Parents expect their children to be good. They expect that all the good things from their children.
Some emotional effects to family are:
a. Frustrated or Disappointment
Many parents are not happy about the early pregnancy of children. They expect help in their old age, but their pregnant child might have some other plans.
Others are excited about a new family member.
Friends might be disappointed if they know that you are pregnant. They might be shocked because at your young age you will be a mother.
Physical Effect of Teenage Pregnancy
Changes can be observed in a pregnant woman. Diet and exercise are necessary.
Changes in a pregnant teenager’s body
• Increase in Body Weight
• Increase of Foot Size
• Increase of Breast Size
Mental Effect of Early Pregnancy
Among the issues encountered by a pregnant teenager are:
It is common among pregnant teenager who are desperate to solve their problems.
Some teenagers try to solve their problem by:
It is the removal of a fetus from the mother’s womb. Abortion is illegal. About 300,000 to 500,000 women undergo abortion every year.
Article 256, 258 and 259 in the Revised Penal Code of the Philippine penalize women who undergo abortion and others who help her with imprisonment. Some teenager, however, think that abortion is a way to solve their problem.
Some teenager think of suicide.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the highest adolescent fertility in the world after sub-Saharan Africa and Honduras is the second Latin country with more teeneger pregnancies.
One of four girls in Honduras, before the age of 19 years, at least once had left pregnant or become a mother, that reality is greater when it begins to identify the children by poverty levels, education and where they live.
The birth rate in the country is 108 births per 1,000 women aged 15to 19 years ahead of Venezuela with 101 and Ecuador with 100 although surpassed by Nicaragua with 109.