Teen Pregnancy: Why it affects U.S. and Reasons for High Rates
Monday August 13, 2012
Rates of teen pregnancy are at a record high in the United States versus teens of those residing in Canada where the U.S. is two and a half times more likely to give birth, and four times as likely than those in Germany or Norway as well as up to ten times compared to Switzerland. It has been researched and studied those economic times including social impacts play an important role pertaining to teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy has also lead to increased dropout rates.
Defining the Problem
According to the article, “Having a baby as a teen leads to inferior outcomes for the mother and the child. Indeed, women who give birth during their teenage years are more likely than other women to drop out of high school, to remain unmarried, and to live in poverty. The children of teenage mothers fare worse than other children on economic, social, and cognitive dimensions (Hoffman and Maynard 2008).” It has been stated that in order to keep teen pregnancy from causing adverse large consequences then its best to par take in more strict and effective ways to help prevent teen pregnancy such as sexual education, abstinence, improving contraceptive access and related interventions.
Teen pregnancy is at a high rate in the United States. It is important to learn how it affects the health system as well as the surroundings and possibilities to be study and analyzed so creative and effective ways may be measured and used preventing further teen pregnancies and any negative impacts that it may bring to the United States. Health administrators have discovered that reproductive health education for youth and their parents along with programs assisting in pregnant and parenting teens leads to improvement of safety from giving birth and better health for their babies.
Purpose of Study
Reading through the article, it...