What are the causes of teenage pregnancy?
teenage pregnancy is caused the same way as any other pregnancy which is through sex
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The time needed to dedicate toward personal healthcare and childcare after the baby is born makes it hard to dedicate enough time to your studies. Answer:: Umm you would miss a lot of school, You will have a lot of problems doing school work and studying because you will be busy taking care of …your baby and making sure your baby is healthy...So being pregnant can affect education...and will affect it. 60% drop out of school and only 1/3 get a high school diploma. Only 1,5% have graduated from college by the time they are 30. (MORE)
Answer . If you are lucky your parents will want you to keep the baby and perhaps your mother can help you out.. You get married to the father of the baby (only if you are in love and of age.). Adoption. There are many wonderful young couples out there that can't have children and would give y…our baby a good home and the things you may not be able to give your baby such as constant care, good medical care and a good education. Sometimes the adoptive parents will agree to send you pictures of your baby growing up.. My least favorite is abortion. Abortion sounds like the perfect thing to do and 'no one will ever know' but you will! It's not as easy as it sounds and many women regret having had an abortion. . (MORE)
Teen pregnancy can be a serious social issue. By definition it is when a single teenager becomes pregnant. Mere age is not the main challenge, since it was once not uncommon for people to marry in their teens and begin their families. However, in today's society it is very difficult to survive ec…onomically if you don't have a certain level of education or job skills. For this reason, when a teenaged girl becomes pregnant, both the young mother AND the young father can be trapped for life in a downward socio-economic cycle. Their potential for success, and that of the baby and any other children they may have, becomes seriously stunted. In addition, teens in general are usually not developmentally or psychologically ready to carry and care for a baby and this can contribute to many other difficult problems for their young family. For reasons such as these, teen pregnancy does not only affect the teens themselves (which is sad enough on its own) but also contributes to other social issues that affect the wider community. (MORE)
Peer pressure is something that just happens, but can be broken by the strong willed. Kids all look up to the ones who brag about what they have done. They want to do the same and are encouraged by the braggers to do it ! It is easy to follow this behaviour and do what they did, but much harder to s…ay no or ignore them. Boy's will always want sex if it's handed out to them. If you are a girl and you are being pestered by a boy wanting sex from you and you don't really want to then please just say no ! Take no notice of what he may say to try and get you to agree. Take no notice of your mates who have already had sex and want you to do it too. You have a mind and a mouth so use it. It is selfishness that causes it not friendship. (MORE)
the causes of teenage pregnancy are that . low self esteem . lack of understanding of how to get pregnant . family neglect . belief that nothing will happen
The urge of having sex . Although teen pregnancy may not be considered pier pressure, teen sex is. . Most teenagers are uncomfortable asking their parents to be on birth control . The hormones are going crazy at that time . It's new and it is very tempting at that age
I don't believe it is the full answer neglect may be a cause of teenage pregnancy yet many teenagers who feel neglected have not automatically gone to sex for the answer!!! I have reason to believe that teenage pregnancy is caused by young girls who are either not educated in the risks they take, bo…redom of nothing for young people to do and/or the changing expectations of young girls. To add to this another cause of teenage pregnancy is the expectations for children and teenagers to grow up quickly through a variety of different reasons ie the loss of a parent. (MORE)
1. It indirectly affects every Tax payer. 2. Studies show that children born to teenagers are also at greater risk of neglect and abuse, do worse in school, and are less likely to receive adequate health care than children born to women over 20.
The big problem of teenage pregnancies came in following the hippie and the drug age, as girls thought that sex would be a easy way to make money for their drug needs.
â¢Nearly half (46%) of all 15-19-year-olds in the United States have had sex at least once.[ 1 ] â¢By age 15, only 13% of never-married teens have ever had sex. However, by the time they reach age 19, seven in 10 never-married teens have engaged in sexual intercourse.[ 1 ] â¢Most young p…eople have sex for the first time at about age 17, but they do not marry until their middle or late 20s. This means that young adults are at risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for nearly a decade.[ 2 ] â¢Teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did in the past. Some 13% of never-married females and 15% of never-married males aged 15-19 in 2002 had had sex before age 15, compared with 19% and 21%, respectively, in 1995.[ 1 ] â¢The majority (59%) of sexually experienced teen females had a first sexual partner who was 1-3 years their senior. Only 8% had first partners who were six or more years older.[ 1 ] â¢More than three-quarters of teen females report that their first sexual experience was with a steady boyfriend, a fiancÃ©, a husband or a cohabiting partner.[ 1 ] (MORE)
for a teenager to get pregnant is bad because most of the time the girl is not responsible enough to take care of the child, and was not responsible enough to make that kind of decision in the first place. if she didnt plan it, she shouldn't have spread her legs for him.whether protected or not ther…e still going to be a possibility.i am a teenage girl. who wanted so badly and nothing more to have a baby. but i realized that my boyfriend isn't able to hold that decision, and neither am i. pregnant teenage girls need alot of money to support both herself and the baby and at a young age,and that's harder than it seems. i wouldn't want to have to have problems with feeding and supporting my baby. or stealing from stores to support the child. and i definitely wouldn't want to give my child up. but those are things you have to think of before getting pregnant. and lots more on top of that. (MORE)
Not violence for the pregnant person but there is a increased riskher child ends up in some kind of criminal activity as a teenbecause there is often no father around. Couples who have a teenpregnancy has about a 4% chance of remaining together. If she alsodoes not get a good job or education she mi…ght not be able to livein a good neighborhood. (MORE)
The basic cause is sexual intercourse... Usually unprotected and not meaning to cause a pregnancy.
Having sex and not wearing contriception? Parents who refuse to talk to their children about sex are partly at fault too. But if you have warned your teen, It's probably just her natural curiosity.
Two thirds of them could probably have been avoided if the Catholic Church allowed sex education and instruction in contraception.
There are two ways to go, here . In todays society, we see our favorite stars getting pregnant, having sex, and what not. So I guess it's the "trendy" thing to do. But I don't see what's so great about it. . Also, it is harder to fit in and feel accepted now. Teenager feel that they must have sex… to be cool and popular. Or they just want to feel loved by a boy. ^^^^^^^^^ no don't listen to that im a pregnant teen. You meet someone and have feelings about that person and want to move to the next step which is intercourse. Some times your not thinking about the out come of not wearing a condom. Its not about fitting in because believe me im far from fitting in. i don't have friends anymore i don't have enough time to hangout with them. or enough money. I do live with my boyfriend but its really hard its something that is not really planned but im glad it happened i wouldn't change it for anything or any reason (MORE)
Because people who are drunk do stupid things, like have unprotected sex. But remember that intoxication doesn't CAUSE pregnancy, sexual intercourse does, whether intoxicated or not.
Finances are affected by the person who is paying for the pregnancy. The teen father of the baby may have to quit school and get a full time job to support the baby. If the teen has no money then it will affect the parents, who may have to take the mother and baby into their home and pay all the exp…enses. There are the expenses of pregnancy to be sure, doctor visits, prenatal vitamins, maternity clothes but the real expenses come after the baby is born. Food, clothing, diapers, car seats, strollers and so much more. If a teen doesn't have the financial means to care for the baby for 20 years, then it would be a wise idea to consider adoption. (MORE)
well peers can cause teenage pregnancy.truthfully im 16.but theres a lot of people that go to me school and they get forced to do something that they don't want to do,but they want to do it to look cool.but teens can push other kids to the point to where thay have sex and they get pregnant.most of t…he time its when a boy and a girl like eachohter and the boy says oh well if i use a condom i won't feel anything.yes that has happened to me before and i still did it cuz i really liked him,and look at me now a 16 year old that has a 1 year old baby girl living in gary. . (MORE)
Teenage pregnancy is when a teenager has sex with someone nd then gets pregnant at a really young age.
The main causes of a pregnancy in general is having unprotected sexual intercourse,,the only way you can get pregnant is if you have unprotected sex,but condoms arent 100% accurate even after using a condom during sex you could still get pregnant because the condom could have broke or something.Birt…h control is another way to go to but there also not 100% accurate,but if you do start taking birth control its a good thing to take it everyday and at the same time everyday to get best results. (MORE)
Teenagers must be taught that having sex is a very serious thing , and it should be done only after getting married.And it should never ever be done for the fun of it and just because their friends are doing it. Girls must be taught that they should not loose their virginity before marrige at any co…st. In the old days ladies kept their virginity as a wedding gift for their husbands, these girls should follow this principle, it costs you nothing. (MORE)
The teenage pregnancy rate varies from country to country, state to state, and city to city. There are a wide array of potential caused to the rise of teenage pregnancy. Among those factors is education level, income level, and social levels.
So your wondering what the future is going to be like? It's going to be a living hell, most mother's don't get to go to college, proms, etc. And most mother's don't have the baby's daddy to have their back because it's overwhelming. Also there could be problems with the pregnancy's process and labor… will be the worst pain you will ever feel in your life. So I strongly advise you to stay away from sex until you 21 or married. (MORE)
Teenage pregnancy affects their lives because they possibly may nit be able to finish high school & the statistics of teenage mothers / parents attending college & finishing it is very unlikely. Not only will it affect their education but also their child's life. Many children who are born to teenag…e mothers are very likely to be raised in very poor conditions & would not have the life that they should have had as if they were born when the mother was of age to handle the situation. Teenage pregnancies also prevent women from finding jobs & succeeding as independent people. Although, some teenage girls do fine on their own , it is very likely that they need support for their parents or others or do not do very well. To prevent teenage pregnancy condoms & birth control & other protection is highly recommended. If you or someone you know is in this situation , adoption may be the right choice.. (MORE)
Having sex like everyone else is the main reason but there are also deeper reasons. Some feel it makes their relationship more serious having a baby and wants a family, not realizing very few stay together due to the strain of having a baby. Others have not got proper sex education and believe in my…ths like you can't get pregnant the first time or they just are not educated about birth control. Teens are very much living in the now and don't always think about the consequences, thinking "it wont happen to me". That is just how they are because their brains are not fully developed yet. And then of course there are those who are on bc but it fails. (MORE)
Sex education has to be mandatory and a program should be set together by Gynos and such for all states to use to make sure all students learn everything and nothing is skipped. Parents need to talk to their kids more and stop lying to themselves about their child saving themselves until marriage…. 90% of all Americans have sex before marriage. If the parents don't know who to talk to their kids they can go to the Planned Parenthood website to learn or there should be experts to help. If the parents aren't so dead set on waiting until marriage more kids would feel they can talk to their parents. Easier access to birth control. Not everyone live in a big city or town with PPL or other clinics around so you can get free condoms. Just because you have one does not mean oyu are going to have sex while NOT having one when you are about to have sex doesn't stop many. So maybe there should be access to them in school. Teach the kids what it means to have a baby. Teen mom and all that but they get PAID! Go through your rights and obligations both as a mom and a dad and don't forget the finances and what happens to your education. Knowledge is power. (MORE)
Mandatory sex education - no more teaching abstinence because there's proof it does not work. Not having sex has always been a choice but there's still only 10% that waits until marriage (numbers the same since the 1940's when they started documenting). Birth control for everyone who wants it. … Teach the parents who does not know how to talk to their kids about sex, how to do it. Sticking their heads in the sand saying "Not MY child" is not working and will sound hollow when their 14yo come home pregnant. No sl*t-shaming or putting guilt on, especially girls, who have sex. That means they will tell you even less not to mention it's not fair. (MORE)
If the grandparents are paying for the care of the baby and theteen mother can they also make sure the father is not named on thebirth certificate?
The biggest reason that there are teen pregnancies is the lack of birth control. Even before the earthquake, the medical care in Haiti was slim. Beyond birth control, however, the average age of death is around 49. Perhaps some teenagers feel that because their life expectancy is shorter, they shoul…d have children at a younger age. (MORE)
it could ruin not only the mothers and fathers life but the baby's life to because the parents may not have enough money to support the child's life and provide the care that the child needs. you wouldn't have a job because your taking care of your child.
Roughly 1 in 11 US girls become pregnant. This is because most ofdon't use contraception. Maybe this is because they aren't educatedon sex, or maybe they are afraid, or maybe they are so selfabsorbed they don't think they will get pregnant.
They have sex and sperm is enjeculated into their vagina. They then get pregnant coz they are dirty little girls and did not say 'no' and probably didnt use protection. Or they did and it broke.
I think that would depend upon how involved they want to be in thepregnancy. It would likely be financial responsibility, time andstudies at school or work.
while being a teen and still in school you miss school and to many days out you will get expelled and then you need a job to support the baby. The father of the child might leave you so you will have to raise the kid single handed and your parents might not approve.
Well, do you mean before or after the baby is born? Really, the only few reasons BEFORE the baby is born is that you can't participate in your favorite activities anymore, and your clothes don't fit. But the real challenge is AFTER the baby is born. If you are a teen, you are most likely still in hi…gh school. A baby is too much work to balance with school. Some people do manage to do both things, but not easily. Plus, the expense to care for a baby is too much for teenagers. Teens can only really get jobs as a waitor or in clothing stores. That is not enough to care for a child. I don't know if you are asking this because you ARE pregnant right now, or you're not, but it's best just to not have sex in the first place. (MORE)
There are no advantages to teenage pregnancy which lie in the realm of greater cultural agreement. To gauge the disadvantages we must illustrate the parties involved. The teen father and mother are considered the direct party. Anyone else who comes into some form of contact or obligement to the chi…ld is then the indirect party. In most casese the direct party (being teenagers) are still in high school and cannot financially support a child on their own. This leads to a dual dependency of indirect party members which we shall explain later. The ideal of economics circles around the management of time/money. If the direct party is to spend time at work and make money, then they must sacrifice time with the child or vice versa. In addition what we shall consider Child Investment (any work or time spent with the child, or doing anything which would have otherwise been unneccessary had there been no child) versus Normal Teenage activity (any work or time spent with friends, family, or etc which would have happened were the baby not conceived). Most single parents miss hanging out with friends, being able to go to restaurants or the mall, being free to do as they choose, and other such activities readily available to most teens. Now other disadvantages are not even suffered by the direct party. People who had nothing to do with the child's conception also must be involved. The parents of the direct party are usually relied upon for finances or babysitting. The government (American) also will usually provide food stamps, bridge cards, or financial assistance to single teenage mothers. This provides a burden on the tax payer who must fund this benevolent gift. The person who is most affected is actually the child. By being born to a single mother, under the age of 20 the child is already put at a drastic disadvantage. According to the US Department of Health these such children are rendered at greater risk for drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. The truth is that the decision for two teenagers to please themselves sexually can, and does, affect more than just themselves. Its not just an implication of "It's my body, I'm not hurting anyone." According to Guttmacher, 7.5% of teenage girls are pregnant before they turn 20. The rate is actually declining since the mid 90's when they were up to almost 15%. (MORE)
Have you ever heard the old saying, "everyone is doing it?" well that's what some teens think is right. Lots of teen are having premarital sex which sometimes result in pregnancy. then their friends do it so they feel like a part of it too.
Def not! It's not cool that 60% drop out of school, live on welfare, lose their friends, miss out on their teenage years, most of those kids grow up without their dad etc.
There are several risks to teenage pregnancy. Here are a few: . H.I.V. and many other deadly/potentially deadly STD's that can be passed to your children. . Higher risk of miscarriage due to the young age of teenagers. . More risk to the mother's body, especially the younger the mother is.
Peer pressure can cause teen pregnancy because teens might begin to feel like they have to have sex to feel good but they don't take the steps nessiecy to protect them from becoming pregnant to early because some teenages have sex at a young age other teenages feel pressured in to haveing sex at a y…oung age. As a result of them being young most teenagers dont exactly know what they are doing and this can lead to pregnancy. Also in some teenage relationships one of them can pressure the other in to rushing in to things to quickly, before they are ready to do so. (MORE)
It doesn't matter how poor you are, you don't have to have sex. if you choose to you might not afford birth control but you can usually get that for free at the clinics. I don't think having no or little money is a cause or reason for teens to get pregnant. Not educated enough and too embarassed to …say no or get bc possibly. (MORE)
The economy causes many things, if someone does somethinga, it is likely someone else will copy them. For example if someone said they had had sex at 13, then many other people would think this was right, and think that's the right age, when it is not, and by doing this.. it can lead to unprotected …sex.. even pregnancy, in the world we live in today, we copy friends.. family and generall other people if we agree with it. (MORE)
not always. Sadly,, the teenager could have been raped, and therefore have no control over her getting pregnant. The teenager may be sexually active and not have planned for a baby- which is more common. However, there are many teenagers who plan to become pregnant, and will do whatever it takes t…o fall pregnant. (MORE)
It cannot be argued that teenage pregnancy is a direct cause crime. i.e the moment a teenage girl becomes pregnant, they do not also instantly become a criminal. However, it is true that crime rates are higher among pregnant teens. But it would be wrong to conclude that teenage pregnancy result…s in crime, since it may be that crime results in teenage pregnancy. Or both of those results could be externally influenced by another thing, for example (randomly), number of piercings. It may be that those with more than three piercings are destined for teenage pregnancy and a life of crime, however the stats currenlty available do not go into that level of detail. (MORE)
60% drop out of high school and less than 2% have a college degree by the time they are 30. Doing homework with a baby that need attention is not possible. You have to have someone watching them. Not getting to sleep is another thing that makes it hard to concentrate in school and at home.
No, teens getting pregnant comes from all walks of life. Lack of sex education and more open relationships with the parents to talk about it and help getting birth control and for them to accept their teen is in a relationship is usually the cause.
Teenage pregnancy in Liberia is caused by the same thing that causes teen pregnancy everywhere, teenage sex.
Some say it is because many educational programs are based on theconcept of abstinance rather than education about fertility andconception. I think that it is because people want what they wantNow, and cannot foresee a better time to have sex. Everyoneunderestimates the effect of the moment on doing… what they knowthey should do--condoms, tests for STDs and so on. (MORE)
The lack of parental guidance is not necessarily the cause of teenage pregnancy, but teens that have an open communication with their parents or an other responsible adult in their lives tend to have more information on how to avoid pregnancy, even if they are sexually active.