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Teen Pregnancy

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Teenage pregnancy is a major social issue across the world. Rates vary widely between developed and underdeveloped nations.
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Financial Support For Pregnant Teens There are many programs to help pregnant teens. There is the department of human services, wic, which is at your local health department. You can try churches. Your township might help, too. Every town has their own individual programs, you just might have to loo…
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There is no easy way. You just have to tell him. Say, "Kevin, I'm pregnant." Or whatever his name is. It will be hard, but it has to be done. I hope you have some support from your family or friends!! If you need someone to talk to try calling birthright at: 1-800-550-4900. They are completely con…
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You need to tell your parents or someone you trust so that you can get the prenatal care that you need. When you got pregnant you had one person to worry about (yourself.) Now you have two (and that does not include the father). That's a lot of responsibility for someone who is only 13. This is goin…
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There are many pharmacies from where you can get pregnancy test kit to check your pregnancy status. If it is confirmed that you are pregnant and want eliminate this unwanted pregnancy, then you can buy MTP Kit mifepristone misoprostol online from MifepristonePills online pharmacy to conclude unplann…
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Yes, it's possible. But most women don't have symptoms until they are a few weeks pregnant. It would depend on how far along you are. Take a home test or go see a doctor if you aren't sure.
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Keeping Your Baby at 14-years-old This is a very hard decision to make. It depends alot on your mindset. I was 15 when I got pregnant. I kept the baby. She is now 17 and has moved out and gotten her GED. Sometimes I wonder if she would've succeeded better in school had I not been so young and been …
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I decided that since everybody had ridiculous answers...I would give you a straight answer that hopefully everybody would agree on without hostility. The issue is not whether or not a 14 year old is capable of taking care of a baby. I know some mature 14 year olds who would make better mothers than…
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Answer Yes. Depending on where you are, you can search for support services in your local phonebook. Even some churches can provide services and housing for teen mothers. Your first stop, though, should be to the local YWCA or YMCA. They will have staff on hand to give you the help you need and con…
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: My theory on it is at fourteen you are not capable of being a fit mother. And it's unfair to give that burden to your parents who will undoubtedly have to support you even though I'm sure you weren't raised to make a mistake such as this. There are thousands of people who want children and can't h…
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At 17 you are still a minor and your parents responsibility and they are financially obligated to support you. What your state can provide depends on where you live but this what some of our contributers wrote: You can call the Salvation Army, Planned Parenthood, United Way, in your area. All will c…
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I am 23 and a college freshmen, about to be a sophmore, and I am a single mother. I became one in my ninth month of pregnancy when the "father" was abusive. The best thing for you to do is STAY IN SCHOOL!!! You are going to need the education for the future. It is hard having a 17 month old baby, an…
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Go to a women's health clinic, they'll help you if noone else will.  You can't force your family to help you because it's not their responsibility. It is the father's responsibility. So, should you choose to have the baby and keep it, then as soon as that child's born, take him to court, get a…
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Yes, you can go to your local welfare office and apply for medicaid, food stamps and other benefits. I'm sure you can do this without your parents help. You might want to consider getting some help from the father--after all, it's really his responsibility, along with yours, rather than the taxp…
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all i can say is goooooood luck yo. First of all, you need to get a lot of love and support from family and friends. Don't be afraid to ask. Take care of your body and get regular medical attention.   On January 26, 2003 I gave birth to twins, at the age of 14. In no way was I ready to be a …
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dear friend, You have the answer to your question. FIrst do a self analysis 1) How long have you known this boy friend? 2) How old are you and how old is he ? 3) IS it a strong relationship or a just a physical attraction. IF your relationship is pretty strong then and you both understand each oth…
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They will only if you can't cloth, feed,take care of the baby, or your on drugs. If they see that you are making effort to do all of the above and your trying to help yourself and the baby then they won't take it away. Just be there for the baby and make it number one in your life because now your a…
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She can if your under 18. And she also can if he's like four years or three years older than you and you are under 18 and he's 18 or over because that's statutory rape. She can get him locked up if you guys are still having sexual relations. But he has the right to see his kid and when he goes see h…
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u should just tell her that you really love the guy and want him to be part of your life and your babys life you don't want the babi to grow up without a father my moms was the same way but now shes gotten used to the idea! good luck! Tiffany k.(garcia) If I were you then I would talk to your mom a…
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It seems to me someone that cares about her doesn't think she ready for that type of responsiblity yet. But to me I think she has a say so if she want to keep her on child or not. Besides its hard to give up a baby that has been growing inside for nine months.
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stop being scared. Just tell them. There's no easy way to tell someone your pregnant   First of all, make sure you are really pregnant first. Secondly, I was in the same situation: 19, pregnant, and recently broken up with the babies father. When I found out, I thought my mom was going to KIL…
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I'm 14 years-old and my boyfriend/fiance is 18(we haven't had sex.). We were sorta in your situation only I was raped and I conceived (I was not raped by my boyfriend). No one here, or anywhere, can tell you what you should do because honestly there is no right or wrong thing to do. What my boyfrien…
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I commend you for asking this question. The fact that you�re actually putting some thought into this as opposed to just saying "I want a baby, so I�ll have one, rather I�m ready or not" shows that you have a great deal of maturity.I think your feelings are relatively normal--for many women, at…
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But I will say this, I certainly hope you're not considering getting pregnant with the hope that you will then be able to get married. Marriage and having children is not 'kiddie play'. It's very serious business. It requires maturity, responsibility, and commitment (a *life time* of it). Anyone who…
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There is really no such thing. From a legal standpoint, you can assume it's anyone pregnant under the age of 18. From a religious standpoint, underage pregnancy could be considered that of an un-wed woman. From society's perspective, it's simply a "young mother" wed or un-wed.
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If you are scared to tell your parents, then talk to another responsible adult - one that will tell you WHY YOU ARE VERY WRONG TO EVEN CONSIDER IT. This is not trying to preach to you or judge you - it's just looking at the cold, hard facts. Having a baby at 14 is an extreme risk to your health - it…
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Probably not, since the age of consent in most places is 16, but the laws are different in each state. However, if it wasn't consensual he could go regardless of age.It depends on the state. In most states the age of sexual consent is 16 (in some it's higher). If an adult has sex (even if it wasn't …
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Depends on your parents. If you move in with him, ANYONE can report him to the police as a statutory rapist. There is no law against running-away from home, but if you do so you could put your bf in danger of going to jail. Also, if you leave home, anyone who lets you stay at their house can be char…
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The age of consent varies by state (and country to country). Even if the girl says she consented to have sex with him, if she was below the age of consent, it is statutory rape. Anyone can report him and the state press charges. If either the man or the girl admit that they had sex before she reache…
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In the United States you must be 18 to marry, or have parental/guardian consent. --Not entirely true. Some states allow a 16/17 year old female to marry without consent if she becomes pregnant.
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According to Texas Penal Code, Chapter 22, that would be sexual assault of child, which is Texas' version of statutory rape. If charged, the 22-year-old would go to jail, bail would be set in the thousands of dollars, and even more expensive legal representation would become necessary. If convicted,…
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If the parents press charges, yes. The 17 year old is a minor and still considered a child. I've heard of people getting charged with corruption of a minor as well as statuatory rape.
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Of course you can apply. How will you pay the rent? They don't have to approve your application.Check here for information on emancipation http://www.steveshorr.com/child.support.military.service.htm#Emancipated%20minor;%20description
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US Specific :There is only one answer to this question: it is illegal for two minors, or an adult and a minor to have sexual contact.Specific to this question, the boyfriend at thirteen is old enough to be tried as an adult. Many before him have been, many after him will be. It may not be right, it …
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It will depend on the jurisdiction. In most places in the world there is no law against it.
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when i was 15 i got pregnant. i was 16 1/2 weeks along (4 1/2 months) and i had a miscarriage. i already new what my baby was. it was a girl we had a name picked out and everything. Hailey Lynn but i lost her. now im trying to get pregnant. and if i do im hoping its a girl. im going to name my first…
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you can move out in less you with somebody over the age 18 but you will not get no were cause you a minor so just work it out with your family and try to came to a understand that you did wrong but don't put you out your family in you got to work threw this thank you  Being pregnant/having a c…
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Answer If you are 16 and want to have a baby with your 18 year old boyfirend,it all depends, if your parents are understanding and if your boyfriend is willing to help you out, then your parents won't do anything. Note: In most states Your Parents can have the man arrested on charges of statutor…
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That is something that you need to decide for yourself. You are an adult now and should be capable of making adult decisions. If you believe you're in a good position to take care of a baby.. diapers, day care, long nights, time, food, money, and all.. then maybe keeping the baby wouldn't be so bad…
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At age 19, you are nearly an adult and can certainly make your own choices. The odds of you and the father continuing with a lifelong committed relationship aren't very good at that age, but of course those are the 'odds' - each relationship is unique. Keeping the baby is your decision - not your fa…
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I am 15 years old, My boyfriend is 16. I took a pregnancy test just the other day because I had not gotten my period for 6 weeks. I showed him the test before I saw it, he knew I WAS pregnant before I did. He was happy and he just smiled at me and said he loved me. He's now looking for a job, and he…
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Answer You say you only "might" be pregnant. The absolute first thing you do is go to a drugstore where nobody knows you and buy a home pregnancy test. You follow the instructions on the pack to the letter and you find out for sure before you do anything else. If you turn out not to be pregnant, …
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How Does A 16 Year Old Tell Her Mom She is Pregnant By The Boyfriend She Was Forbidden To See: The same thing happened to me and I solved it by just letting my mother find out herself. I was too scared to tell her. First be calm about it. Don't get scared. I'm about to have a baby. I'm so scared…
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Answer Yes and no. It kind of depends on the age of the kids in the area around you. I think. In my personal opinion, I'd think more pregnancies would happen in rural areas, because the only thing to do in the middle of nowhere is to either go to McDonalds or make a baby. In order to add someth…
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Depending on the grade and amount of credits some high schools offer mentorship programs that allow a student to attend part of the day and work the rest of the school day. Financial help from state and local human services such as child care assistance, WIC, food stamps, and Medicaid should be avai…
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Hey I'm 17 and my baby is going to be a year in November, but yea he can go to jail... your underage and he is jail bait.. Good luck with that one.. UMMM SORRY BUT HELL YEAH I MEAN THAT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT RIGHT OFF THE BACK! SHE'S UNDERAGE TO BE HAVING HER LEG'S OPEN DOUH! …
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NO, a you have to be 18 when your parents are not responcible for you any more, unless there is a school for pregnant girls in Wisconsin.  Actually I've found at 17 you may move out. At that age not to many want to get involved as you are so close to 18. My own daughter who is not pregnant mov…
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I got pregnant when I was 16 and I did live in Oklahoma and no it is not true they still have all of the rights to you I am now 29yrs old and my daughter is now 13 and I am so glad that my mom had rights over me. Answer No, it's not true. Being pregnant/having a child does not emancipate…
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I live in TN, (Nashville). It is rape because he is more than 4 years older than you. Any child 13-18 can consent to sex with someone that is up to 4 years older than them. I don't think that they can do anything if no one says anything, especially if u are married( don't go get married though.) But…
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Legally yes, but if you are 13-16 you are still your parents resposibility until you are 18.
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I know you may think that your love for your girlfriend is greater than ever, but, being only fifteen, I doubt that both of you will mature at the same rate and end up together sharing the same life goals needed to sustain a long term relationship. You are not ready to have a baby, you are not even …
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Well leagally your daughter is your responsibility untll she is 18 so, I guess it works the same but if you support your daughters kid then you basically do have the rights don't you?  In most states Grandparents have many rights to their Grandchildren. So much so they have created laws to hel…
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Be sure to discuss your plans with your grandmother first and be sure she is able to care for you. It costs money to take in anyone and then there will be a baby on the way.Yes, you can go to Child Welfare and present your case to them. Just tell them why you can't stay at home and you can't handle …
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yes you can but i wouldn't because you have your life to live. but if you love him and want to spend the rest of your life with him then fair enough. Just don't reck you life you are to young. good luck   Yes, but you have to have consent from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Answer #3 …
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Your country should have a type of Welfare and that's where you would go. They will lead you in the right direction.Good luckMarcy  Visit The Work & Income NZ website or The Inland Revenue website. There are various benefits & family support packages you may be entitled to, such as the…
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Answer: I am 17, and i found out I was pregnant after 3 positive home tests. As soon as I could, I went to the local health department and had a confirmed test and signed up for temp. Medicaid, then went and signed up with WIC, then went to pregnancy care center and then set up and appt. with a dr.…
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according to the law, she is responsible for you, what you did doesn't make you a adult. you can call social services for your area and get more help and info on the subject. or human services can direct you. if she gets mad and tries to kick you out, she can be charged with neglect and child abando…
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Answer Well, i would say you should just be there for her because it's happened already & there's nothing u can do about it.Abortion isn't an answer to your dilemma at the moment.All u have to do is just be there for her and your baby.Don't worry,everything is gonna be alright. Answer The…
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no. you need some skills. try your local jr. college or a vo=tech center, some educational institutes pay for child care or help you. or there is some governmental agencies that can help you. social services, human services, welfare department can direct you . i knew a girl that went to college full…
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No , the girl would not have to give up her baby however if social services see that you are struggling or your mother or father say they wouldn't help you then however they might take the baby from you. But other then that it's the mothers choice. If you do want to give the baby up for adoption oy…
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Take a HPT, if it is positive you need to confide in a trusted adult while you decide what to do. Hopefully that person is your parent - if not trust yourself to seek help. Some of the answers you will need are: Am I ready to be a parent? Do I have support from family and the baby to be's father? …
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I think that you should just try to explain to him what the situation is and then ask him what he wants to do that way your not alone through the whole process Answer just tell him yeah it will be hard . im 14 and 6 month's pregnate and i used a condum every time but one time i was on my period …
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i was pregnant at age 16 and when i told my dad, he was really mad. but once that baby is born your parents will love that baby to death... my dad did. Answer No parent wants to see their daughter pregnant at a young age and before she is married. It happens a lot and you a…
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Answer well the parents of the girl can file charges against the boyfriend or the state could go ahead and persue. my nephew is in this situation he is 19 and got a 15 year old pregnant. they are not pressing charges thank goodness!! but from what i know the state could take over if she is under …
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Yes, I can honestly say that there are teens out there who have stayed together and are happy because me and my husband are proof. I am 19 and my husband is 21. We've been married since July 2003 and have been together since December 2000. We are expecting our baby girl on January 8th. We have a bet…
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Answer You are both very young and obviously immature regarding sex or you would have known to use condoms at least. First, take her to a good doctor and have her tested to be sure she is pregnant in the first place. Be there for her! Doesn't matter if you are 14, if you can get a girl pregnant t…
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Things to consider before you make a life altering decision: What have you done so far in your life to demonstrate that you are capable of being responsible for someone else's life. How do you plan to support a child (besides letting someone else do it: your parents? the taxpayers?). Have you edu…
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well i think cos she is 17 her parents cant force her to do anything. but because it is in America they probably can.  Although a 17 years old is not considered to be the legal age of majority, which in CA. is 18, that does not exclude her from executing her rights pertaining to her child. Som…
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Answer Teen pregnancy in the "Old Days" wasn't taboo because most girls were married before they were 17 so it was common to start their family because large families were also common to help out on the farm.The big issue today is how the child is to be supported and in this day and age it's helpful…
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in this case there is nothing that you can do other than waiting till your 18 and you can do it on your own.  Run away to some other country maybe, or just wait it out. (That's what I'm doing)
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because i no what it feels like to think you are pregnat, i would go to your loacal clinic and ask them for a free pregnancy test and if it comes out positive then tell some one you can trust and get some advice from you school nurse or something and then decide. or you could try and tell your mum …
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Answer From my experience...One morning I got up, felt normal and opened the fridge. I saw the left over corned beef sitting on a plate and before I could even register what I was looking at, I had sudden projectile vomit which went all over the kitchen, the fridge and myself. That was my welcome…
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It is of corse possible to have a healthy baby at 13. im not saying that every 13 year old girl that gives birth will give birth to a healthy baby because unfortunetly it doesnt work like that. And even elder women still also have a possiblity of giving birth to a unhealthy babies,But yes at 13 it i…
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Planned Parenthood is a good resource for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns and they can help you with contacting a social worker of it's that kind of help you need as well. The number is 1-800-230-PLAN, or you can look on their website at plannedparenthood.org. The #1 thing you h…
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Talk to your school nurse or a teacher and see if they can help get a pregnancy test.  start walkin i suggest planned parenthood or birthright
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Big mistake I would first ask this girl why she wants a baby now? At age 15? Would you like to graduate from High School? What about a career? Are you ready to give up your friends and parties and going out and spending money on yourself…
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Answer Depending on how far along you are I would suggest going to Planned Parenthood and getting an abortion because getting kicked out of the house would be the last thing I would be worried about. Because your boyfriend is over the age of 18 he could be put in prison for statutory rape. If any…
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Ok it depends, If you are just going to a sperm clinic if that's what it is called adn having sperm put in you than no its not bad. But if you sleep with a guy to get pregnant and then leave him so you can raise it wiht your girlfriend than yes it is bad. So reconsider what you want to do.
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All parents want the best for their children, and a young unmarried woman is not what they quite had in mind, but, it's not the worst thing that could happen either.Pick an evening when you and your mom are alone. Most mothers have instincts build right into them so she may already be suspicious and…
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I think that if you are seriously afraid for what he might do, then you need to tell an adult that can help you when you tell him that will give you a safe place to go. Second, I went through a similar situation only I was engaged and 20. My mom was NOT happy to say the least, but now, I can barely …
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NO, the only way if someone your age was going to get any minor pregnant is if the parents press charges.  The age of sexual consent in AZ is 18. If she got pregnant at 17, then obviously there was sex before she turned 18. Can the father be charged even if the girl's parents don't want it to …
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only if the parents press charges. but unlikely if you are already 18 so no. no because you have to be 5 years or older Tobe locked up for teens
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Answer NO CRAP. that is RAPE. that is just discusting and so wrong. he could go to prison for life. This will depend on the age of consent in your locality or the locality in which the intercourse occurred. you should be able to find this information at a local library or through google.
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no one can get there tubes tied until they are 21 b/c they do not think you are old enough to make an adult decision. i think you should but why did they not use birth control? that would make sense.   In SC, 18 is a legal adult, so if she wants her tubes tied, she should be able to get that …
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No, you have to their consent.  In order to get married as a minor in Georgia you have to be between the ages of 16 and 17. Then you have to be accompained by both parents whom have given written consent.  Any person under the age of majority must have the permission of the parents or le…
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If Your Girlfriend And You Are Both 15. But Have Jobs And She's Pregnant. But Her Mother And Father Want The Baby Because They Can't Have Another Of Their Own Can Your Girlfriend Keep The Baby? Perhaps you are misunderstanding your girlfriend's parents. She is far too young to manage looking after…
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Answer The ideal choice would be for the young lady to seek the aid of a teacher, counselor or other trusted adult to aid her in informing her family. If that is not possible the following organizations can be of assistance, all communication is kept private. Planned Parenthood, (toll free) 1-800…
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Answer In most states the male would be considered a legal adult the female in all states is still a minor. States establish laws pertaining to relationships between minors and adults, including the age of consensual sex. Whether or not the adult male could find himself in legal difficulties depe…
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It depends in which state you live in if you can give me a state i could tell you ill cheack back later and see if you've answered this thanks 4 everything  There are three states that will allow a female who is pregnant and at least 16-years of age to marry. The pregnant minor must present do…
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No, being pregnant does not change the legal age of majority law in the state where the minor is living. Likewise being pregnant or having a child will not automatically confer emancipation upon an underaged person.answer.it depends where abouts you stay, i.e. i stay near Glasgow and can get a house…
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im a teen parent, im 18 years old and im doing great. there are a ton of struggles and it IS tough, but these people that are telling you its the worst thing in the world are acting ridiculous, yeah it does suck alot because all your friends are out drinking and having fun on graduation and new year…
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You can go to a Planned Parenthood or a Family Planning clinic in your town. Pregnancy tests are usually free at Planned Parenthood.http://www.plannedparenthood.org, 1-800-230-7526.  many free clinics give anonymous pregnancy testing and there is always a HPT, although, i definitely recommend …
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I don't believe so......best option for you is to go to your town or city's DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN CONCERNS. Tell them your problem and they will direct you to FREE assistance. You can also contact the local D.A. (District Attorney)and ask for Youth Intervention.Good luck Beautiful. Remember…
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In some states when you become pregnant it takes the choice away from the parent. In some cases, doctors arent allowed to tell the mother or father that the child is pregnant. Where I live when a teen becomes pregnant, that teen then has the right to apply for benefits on their own independent of th…
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yes if your eighteen and she's sixteen that's statutirt rape because you not supposed to be with her in the first place and parents can press charges against you cause technically she's still a minor you should have waited two more years and then it would be a crime  I know that technically it…
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If theres a safe house go there. Or a hospital It helps to have a bf to take care of your child or u somebody still hasto get the money
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The only person who has legal right to the baby (no matter the age) is the natural mother, so yes. However, if the mother is taken to court because she is unfit to be a parent (a definite risk for a young mother), then the court will decide who gets control.
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Answer You need to really think about whether you want to marry her because you love her or because she's having your baby. I too had a baby very young (16) we married when I was 19 after having our second child. We divorced 6 months later. If you think you two can make your marriage last and you…
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Absolutely consider adoption! A 14 year old is not only too young to give a baby a good life, but she has her whole life ahead of her. She needs to finish school, go to college, and do what she needs to do to achieve her dreams. If the girl keeps the baby, chances of her using public assistance are …
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If she has missed a period or it was unusually short/light she needs to do a pregnancy test.and at the age of 15 there are somethings with bigger consequinces than you can handle. you could have atleast used protection. but since it is too late for that take a test and if she is be there for her and…
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