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Teenage pregnancy

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Mar Vargas

on 7 November 2012

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Pregnancy ''Not having sex at all is the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy.'' ''When used correctly, condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. condoms are the only method that can also protect against STDs.'' ''When used correctly, the pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.'' ''Less than half of teen moms under eighteen over graduate from high school and fewer than 2% earn a college degree by age 30.'' ''A child is 9 times more likely to grow up in poverty if he or she is born to unmarried teen parents who have not yet completed high school.'' 42% (5.839) moms were between 15 and 17 years.

7.528 were between 18 and 19 years.
37% (5.200) were older than 20.

12% (.1613) did not mention who the father was.

42% (5.814) did not know the age.

9% (1.233) were teenagers. 14 000 teenage moms each year

In 2011: 13 867 labors
70% rural areas In Costa Rica: An average of 2.000 teenage fathers

73% (1.233) had the child with other teenager.

27% (453) had the child with women older than 20.

In three cases, they did not mention who the mother was. Causes Effects
''Miscarriages caused by chromosomal abnormalities are random occurrences. More than half of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities. These are problems with the structure or number of chromosomes in the embryo or with the genes that the chromosomes carry.'' Initial excitement
Unable to accept the situation.
Depression at times.
Abortion. Long term relationships.

Precautions might not be taken.

Carefree sex or rather casual sex.

Lack of knowledge of the contraception methods.


Lack of explanations from adults.



Lack of self-control and passion.

Experimenting. Physical changes.

Adult responsibilities.

Complications lack of knowledge of handling it.

Early pregnancies can result in miscarriage or pregnant defects.

Uterus expands.

Emotional trauma.

Changes in lifestyles, affecting their personalities.


Has to consult doctor about her activities during pregnancy
and also later, if required. Chromosomal
Abnormalities Emotional Effects of Unplanned Pregnancy Interviews Wendolyn Navas Araya and Jorge Alberto Chacón Mejía Josseline Barrantes Valverde
Age: 20 years old. Ages: 22 and 21 years old Maria Fernanda Calvo y Leonardo Guillen

Ages: 21 years old Goal MEP's Plan Parents Our project:
Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy 30%
of these babies were wanted. Fathers of these children
In average, there are 1 or 2 teenagers that have a baby with a women older than 40. In 2011, the youngest father was
a 13-year-old teenager. Also, there were four 14-year-old teenager. ? ? Confusion Fear To create a better consciousness in teenagers, parents and professors about the social, psychological and academic consequences of getting pregnant in a young age. http://www.nacion.com/2012-06-26/ElPais/Placer-entra-a-colegios-como-tema-de-educacion-sexual.aspx







http://www.diarioextra.com/2012/junio/06/nacionales1.php Interpersonal relations
Culture and Power
Gender, gender role and Stereotypes
Human rights
Sexual health Books, movies, internet, role plays... Workshops:
How to talk with their children.
Learn new and real information about sexuality.
Equality of rights between teenage moms and teenage fathers. Web site Create a place where teenagers, children and parents get informed and learn correct information about sex, sexuality and love. Professors
teachers Not only science teachers would be the ones allow to teach sexuality. "Most young people have sex for the first time at the age of 16." Work Cited
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