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Teen Pregnancy

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Mollie Emerson

on 27 March 2013

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TEEN PREGNANCY Leading Cause of Dropping Out in High Schools 3 out of 10 girls ages 15-19 will get pregnant Only 38% of teen mothers under the age of 18 graduate from high school Only 66% of children of teen moms graduate from high school Compared to 81% of children who did not have a teen mom Children of teen moms are 50% more likely to have to repeat a grade Teenage dropouts are more likely to get pregnant Children born to teen mothers are often born prematurely or they have low birthrates putting them at a risk for many health problems. These include: death, blindness, deafness, mental issues, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, hyperactivity, ADHD, low attention span, exposure to second hand smoke. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/why-it-matters/pdf/health.pdf Bristol Palin You don't "beat" teenage pregnancy until you hit the age of 20 http://misacor-usa.org/index.php/teenage-pregnancy-and-education According to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) only 22 states and DC require public schools to teach sex education. Of those 22, 18 states require the information to be "medically accurate" but the definition of "medically accurate" varies. ITS TIME CONSUMING! According to Iowa Code 279.50, How many of you had these kind of classes (Sex Ed.)? Important Things You Should Know Birth Defects Real Life Situations They Will Fall Behind You Will Have Kids Start to Act Different Around Them You have to treat them the same as others "Normal moms don't get any time "off" Alternative schools have more lenient policies Some of them have day cares Some require parenting classes 1. Communicate openly with the parents to develop trust and a strong relationship. 2. Have informal conversations with your students to find out if they are doing all right or if they need assistance with anything. 3. Treat them with respect. If they trust you with personal information, DON'T go sharing it with other students or your co-worker. 4. Everything you do, know that your students are watching and learning from you behaviors. 5. It is your responsibility to stand up for them. Don't judge them, even if you don't agree with the choices they have made. Now, what would you do? http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/pp/documents/erikson.pdf Schools must provide age-appropriate teaching on human growth and development, including sexual education, from 1st Grade- 12th Grade.
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