Hcs 451: Local Community Health Issues

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Article Review Rose Flores HCS 451 November 5, 2012 Qiana Amos Article Review The local community health issue that I will discuss is teen pregnancy, which is on the rise not only just within the community but nationwide as well. In the past few decades, teen pregnancy has increased. In the 1950’s it was acceptable to be a teenager, marry young, and rear children. Since then, unwed teens have become unacceptable, which many see as a ‘problem’ that needs to be fixed. In more recent findings, this has declined, even though it is still a battle to keep the numbers of unwed teens having children down. “In the past decade, according to the alliance, Polk has ranked among the leading counties in the state for the number of live births to…show more content…
This community in Florida is constantly fighting teen pregnancy issues, and will continue to do so for a long time. As a community, for any community, everyone has to come together to educate teen girls to wait to be sexually active, or use proper protection if they choose to be sexually active, so that they are not another statistic of teen pregnancy and single mothers in school. According to the national Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Unplanned Pregnancy the number of teen pregnancies in Florida in girls from 15 to 19 years old in 2005 was 44,040,712,620. These are the numbers that this particular state fights daily to try and make that number decline and that there will be less teen pregnancies in the future. In conclusion, teen pregnancy is a problem for all communities, states, and nationwide that has been a long time problem. It affects every community, and each community responds to the issue in their own way to try and help teen women to not be another…show more content…
http://www.newschief.com/article/20110107/NEWS/101075085?p=2&tc=pg 2011, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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