Another effect is that when the guy actually finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant is the money problems that he would have to face because now it is not about him and his girlfriend. Take note of its targeting of teen girls, and teen girls alone. Figure out what money you bring in each month, and from there you will see how much you can spend on each thing. Moreover, research has found that children of teens have a worse cognitive and behavioral outcome than older mothers Teen pregnancy. The United States has a growing epidemic of teen pregnancy on its hands leading to an influx of further societal issues as they become adults. The Child Protection Agency developed a programme to help young teens stay in school even after they have given birth. This being, the number of pregnant teenage girls has decreased in recent years, but on the other hand, has also been pretty high ten to twenty years ago.
The majority were primipara - 90% and 82% in the study and control groups, respectively. Providing for a newborn can mean financial budgeting or difficulty. Keep yourself close to positive, supportive people, and you will be able to push through and become a part of the growing community of teen moms. Whilst this paper does not necessarily come directly from an academic journal it was published in the New York Times which is a fairly reputable publication. Is in the parents fault, the teens fault or is it our communities fault all together? Need help or more information about teen pregnancy? Eighty percent of teen mothers must rely on welfare at some point. How have these struggles to conform to societal norms shaped the person we are today? This paper will discuss the use of social networking tools, particularly weblogs in communicating information regarding one of the.
Pachauri, too, found a lower incidence of anemia among teenagers than in the control group. The British government also considers the teenage pregnancy as a social problem and problem of public health. It wasnt pregnancy at such a young age it was the discrimination. Some discover that during a teen pregnancy, their parents speak out against the pregnancy and look not to continue it, and some may even kick you out of the house. Sometimes your blog can have a negative tone towards men in general, rather than just those who treat women poorly. This paper will look at a social problem basing on the structural-functionalist and the conflict perspective.
June 25, 2011 , , Why is Teenage Pregnancy a problem? Due to single parenting, the children that are born out of wedlock will end up being poor because most single parents, especially women, are overwhelmed with care. The point of these is almost to work as a scare tactic. Most adolescent girls in rural areas being illiterate are not aware of family planning methods, and even if they are aware they do not have easy access to family planning services or fail to utilize them due to inhibitions or pressure to attain motherhood to satisfy their mothers-in-law or husbands. In the United States, teenage pregnancy has become an ongoing concern. Teenage pregnancy also creates problems for infants. In combination with a very low teenage pregnancy rate, it is as if the problem does not exist. Social theories help to have at different views and problems and provide the lasting solution to the problems that arise.
All these challenges and requirements interfere with the social and economic development of teenage mothers Males, 1996. In short, teenagers are bombarded every day by sex and its associated imagery and vernacular and this can lead to very poor choices regarding sex that can thus lead to pregnancy. Voluntary efforts have been made by organizations such as Healthy Teen Network, The National Campaign, and Advocates for Youth to help reduce the overwhelming existence of teen pregnancy. The time has come to focus on this problem. And why are we so sure that teen moms will fail? The teenagers will lose their as well as their grand children.
The implications of these two definitions are discussed within the context of the various approaches which have emerged from each. In order to understand a social problem such as teenage pregnancy, it is important to look firstly at its causes. In fact two-thirds of teens who become pregnant never finish high school, compared with only one-fifth of the general population, and according to the Guttmacher Institute, only 1. Teen pregnancy affects society as a whole, this social issue has a domino effect on everyone. Pregnancy in Your Teen Years Though women are able to give birth as soon as they begin menstruating, there are some possible risks when you have a child early on in your teen years.
With these policy changes, teenagers can have sex without seeking permission from their parents and use contraception. In general, students should be told in no uncertain terms that having a child at all at any point before the age of 21 and before being married or at least in a strongly committed relationship is a very bad idea and should not happen as waiting a few more years will make the path to parenthood much more easy. A realistic intervention shall include giving teenagers ample information and access to low-cost and confidential contraceptive services. Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Adolescent Pregnancy. The author identifies that there is a cycle associated with teenage pregnancy which is that a teenage girl gets pregnant, leavers their formal education, becomes dependant on welfare and in turn raises a child that herself becomes a teenage mother and then repeats the cycle.
A Social Problem Teen pregnancy rates in most developed nations have been declining overall since the 1950s, with contemporary rates lower than 1950s rates. It was a descriptive study and no intervention was done. These things are not guaranteed to happen, but it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about your reproductive health to know about any concerning signs or symptoms for your body. In this study, three common complications of pregnancy were analysed: anemia, preterm delivery, and low birth weight. Do what you can to earn their trust back in little ways during your pregnancy.
These implications for the emergence, scope, and possible solution to the problem of teenage pregnancy are discussed. People of all ages, race and social class are affected by this issue. Plus, there may be added pressure on the relationship from thoughts like, is he going to be a good father? What society might not be aware of is that teen pregnancy is a bigger issue than just kids having kids of their own. This paper will introduce the historical background of this epidemic, focusing on the controversy that encompasses the topic of public school sex. This may cause retardation of growth and development, and also deprive them of their childhood and education with resultant deterioration of the overall health of the nation.