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Risks Related to Teen Pregnancy
Transcript of Risks Related to Teen Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy costs all of us.
Why should you be concerned with teen pregnancy?
Emotional, Social, and Educational Implications
Teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of high school.
Teen moms often remain single parents
Being a teenage mother brings on responsibilities of adulthood, that a teenager may not be ready for.
These, and numerous other factors can lead young mothers to a life of poverty and limited resources for their children.
Teenage child-bearing can lead to numerous health issues in the birthing process, as well as problems during the pregnancy.
Teen mothers are more likely to make unhealthy life choices.
POOR EATING HABITS NO EARLY PRENATAL CARE HARMFUL SUBSTANCES
Children born to teen moms are often LOW BIRTH WEIGHT babies as a result of premature birth. These chances are increased by the fact that teen mothers are less likely to receive proper prenatal care.
The stresses of motherhood are prominent and require teen mothers to make extremely important choices. It is proven that the section of the brain that controls making mature decisions is not fully developed until the early or mid-twenties. 25% of teen mothers have a second baby within two years.
Teen childbearing costs the nation at least $9 billion dollars annually
Girls that are born to teenage mothers themselves are three times more likely to give birth in their teenage years
Teen pregnancy was once on a steep downfall, but due to a growing acceptance of celebrity teen pregnancies, misinformed teens and failing abstinence methods, teen pregnancy rates have once again increased.
The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the industrialized world
The teen mother's body isn't even fully developed, increasing risks to mother and child. SKELETAL STRUCTURE
STDs and other infections (RUBELLA)
BIRTH DEFECTS, and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
INFANT MORTALITY RATE
PREGNANT AGAIN TOO SOON
But especially the teen and her child.
Mary, a senior at Genesis Senior High,
has just learned she is pregnant. List the
possible physical risks to her and baby.
What other challenges (social, emotional, financial, educational) will she face?