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Anxious statistics of teenage pregnancy.
Pregnancy from the physiological point of view.
Teenage motherhood in America.
Sociologist Frank Furstenberg’s teenage theory.
Last year in the UK 36,540 unmarried teenage girls between the ages of
15 and 19 had а baby.
In the USA nearly one million teenage American girls become pregnant
Britain has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in Europe.
The teenage pregnancy rate in Britain is twice that of Germany and four
times that of France.
4 out of 10 teenage girls in the world become pregnant before they are
Why do so many teens end up in this situation? They must know the
Teens in the USA in particular are constantly warned of the risks of
getting pregnant. Sex education starts as early as 3rd grade, messages
to say no to sex appear on TV, stories of young girls getting pregnant
are constantly in teen magazines. However,the truth is most teens
believe it won’t happen to them.
Don’t teens realise that if they get pregnant they might ruin their
In general teens who are the most ambitious are more careful. Teens
who lack self-esteem, or have fewer definite plans are less cautious.
Some girls are either too embarrassed to buy birth control items or
believe that they will just ‘say no’ to sex. President George W Bush
wants to get rid of safe-sex classes in order to teach abstinence.
What is life like for teen mothers?
Most teen girls are delighted when they first realise they are
pregnant-they are given gifts and look forward to having а baby.
However the reality is often а terrible shock even when the girl’s
parents help. Most can’t cope with looking after а baby and schoolwork
and drop out of school. In most cases the teen mother needs а job to pay
for the baby, she has to find somewhere to look after the baby while is
workihg or studying. Due to these problems, most teen mothers do not
find good jobs.
What is life like for their children?
Life can be very hard. Many grow up in poverty or are neglected because
the mother is too young to care for them properly. In the majority of
cases the children do not do well at school because their mother has no
time to encourage them or because she did not have a chance to do well
in school, she cannot help them with schoolwork.
What about the children’s dads?
In most cases the father does not help financially or emotionally. If he
is young too he can’t help very much because he has the same problems as
the mother. In the past, the couple would get married but evidence
showed because the couple were so young, it didn’t work.
What help is evailable for teen parents and their kids?
Teen mothers are given some welfare money to help them survive. Around
the USA and parts of Britain, there are some schools that have а special
childcare centre for the teen mothers. The centre looks after the
babies while their mothers are in class. They also teach the mother how
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