Web. 17 Nov. 2013. Kelleher goes into the history of abortion and through the use of statics proves that over the years abortion rates have been decreasing. He went into detail on how age is a huge factor on the rates of unwanted pregnancy, he also stated how race plays a role on pregnancy rates. Statics have proven that members of the African American and Hispanic cultures are more likely to be pregnant than Caucasian individuals.
Lavin & Cox (2012) opined that the teen pregnancy is still a subject of public concern in United States despite the fact that the rate is declining every year. They further observed “unintended teen pregnancies impose potentially serious social and health burdens on teen parents and their children, as well as costs to society.” PERSONAL AWARENESS Growing up in Nigeria, West-Africa, my strong held view of teenage mothers is of wayward teenage
With the continued rise of teen pregnancy, education and proper health care is a necessity. This agency provides both and has already prevented almost half a million unintended pregnancies. As a postpartum nurse I see and care for lots of patients that have received care from Planned Parenthood. Many of these patients would not have had prenatal care had they not received care from Planned Parenthood. I had one teen mother tell me that she was terrified to tell her parents about her pregnancy.
Erica Dixon December 5, 2013 Walden University Winter Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation COUN 6785 Case Study Teenage Prevention In week one case study, Teenage pregnancy has increased over the past ten years. The clinics in the area do not have staff that are addressing the issue. The local high schools are addressing the area in the 11th grade by an abstinence policy. There are some adult in the community that are voicing various opinions. Some adults are saying how the teenage mothers are being irresponsible.
Also, some adults do not end up getting married, almost 19 million Americans (Benokraitis, n.d., 3). Furthermore, children under the age of 18 living with two married parents went from 77 percent to 67 percent (Benokraitis, n.d, 3). That finding shows the increase of divorce among Americans. The article, “The Changing Landscape of Family”, states that women are spending less time with their children than before and there is a decrease in the number of children per family. This is partially because women have started to go back to work and the economy in the present day is not very stable so supporting a bigger family is not easily done.
Anyone younger than 17yrs old will need to provide a prescription from a doctor to obtain the Plan B pill. In Conclusion, I feel that having the Plan B pill as an option in the case of a mishap is a very good thing. Having Plan B as an emergency contraceptive has made a huge difference in the rate of abortions and woman having unwanted children. In fact when the pill was first released in the year 2000, abortion rates dropped by 8% (USA Today ). I’m pretty sure if woman aren’t getting pregnant by accident there are less children ending up in foster care.
Many changes have occurred on both sides. Still many people will argue that abortion is not right. According to the Washington Post abortion rates have now been declining since the 1980s. They hit an all-time low in 2009. Also Abortion has become more and more popular with lower income households.
However, the past several years has led to many more or blended families than any other time in history. The most evident development among American families has been declining in the traditional family (a married couple with children). New expressions of family structure established a change to describe the contrasting types of families such as single parent, step parent, blended, unmarried partners, same-sex partners, and multigenerational. “Andrew Cherlin reviews these historic changes, noting that marriage remains the most common living arrangement for raising children, but that children, especially poor and minority children, are increasingly likely to grow up in single-parent families and to experience family instability” (Scott, Steinberg). Family structure first started showing significant changes since World War II.
Organized Rewarding Chaos The day has arrived; it is move in day at Auburn University and the freshmen have arrived in full force! The quad is a popular spot for the new freshmen on campus residents at Auburn University. In two days the true chaos will unravel, and rush will take off full speed ahead. Potential sorority girls are leaving home and moving in a full week before the other students; that is the privilege you get for participating in the torture they call rush week. It is a torture where every girl struggles to find what she is looking for while staying true to herself.
The teen pregnancy rate is the lowest in two decade. In 2009, around 410,000 teenage girls from ages 15 to 19, gave birth in the United States. That's a 37 percent decrease from the teen birth rate in 1991. Then, 61.8 births per every 1,000 females was a teen pregnancy. The rate has now dropped to 39.1 births per 1,000 women.