A case study is examined to illustrate possible approaches to care and personal reflections of the author will be shared regarding issues of teenage pregnancy. In 2009 almost 410,000 infants were born to United States teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19. Nearly two-thirds of births to women younger than 18 and more than half of those among 18 and 19-year-olds were a result of unintended pregnancies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). This represents a teen birth rate as much as nine times greater than other developed countries and is especially high among black and Hispanic teens in southern states (Vital signs: teen pregnancy, 2011). Those at highest risk of teen pregnancy are girls from single parent homes, families with low socioeconomic status, and girls with a sister who became pregnant as a teenager (Talashek, Alba, & Patel, 2006).
As mentioned in the findings, the range is from poverty, violence (including gun possession), bullying and harassment, teen pregnancy, sexual behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health issues. The “Mental Health Issues and Services” list several concise and well documented frightening facts about today’s youth. Even though alarmingly high, they reported that 12% of high school aged students’ complete suicide. Suicide rates are on the rise for persona aged 10-14 years. Limitations: There aren’t clear outlines to firm up the statistics.
Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended. For these reasons, its highly probably for teen pregnancy to happen when one becomes sexually active at a young age and don’t realize the consequences. Teen mothers whom 2 ￼doubtlessly received the proper education are “less likely to complete high school, tend to earn less and are disproportionately poor. About 50 percent of all teen mothers are on welfare within one year of the birth of their first
Approximately 62 million women are with their child-bearing years in the United States. Ten percent of who are under nineteen. Meanwhile only six percent of women, whom are on any form of birth control, get pregnant while on a contraceptive. With the numerous amounts of teens openly having sex, birth control should be much needed. The rate of teen pregnancy is high, as you can see in mainstream America.
In 2006, the proportion of mothers with newborns that were in the workforce was at 57% (“Working Parents”, 2012). That number increased to 61% in 2008 (“Working Parents”, 2012). There are many single working mothers who have not finished High School or received a GED. This leads to problems down the road. Thirty percent of teenage girls who have dropped out of school listed pregnancy or parenthood as the primary reason (“Teen Pregnancy Prevention”, n.d.).
High rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are an important problem (Kirby, 2009). The Center for Disease control says that one-third of girls get pregnant before the age of 20, there are 750,000 teen pregnancies annually. They also report that eight in ten of these pregnancies are unintended and 81 percent are to unmarried teens. Statistics suggest that in spite of school based sex education, sexual abstinence campaigns and access to contraception, teen pregnancy continues to be a serious
Teens, Television, and Toddlers Today in America, an average of three in ten girls become pregnant by age twenty (McKinnell 41). Adolescents are the future to the United States, therefore it is important for teenagers to make good decisions. However, premarital sex has become a negative, but popular choice that can lead to teenage pregnancy, which prevents teenagers from living the easiest and most stress free life. The teenage pregnancy rate in the United States increased in 2006 for the first time in fifteen years and now the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world (McKinnell 41). Although there are many factors that could have contributed to the increase in teenage pregnancy, the media plays a huge role.
Abuse always involves physical, emotional, or sexual injury to a child and involves commission of a particular act against a child. Abuse is the second leading cause of death among children under age 6 months, behind sudden infant death syndrome. Although parents have been raising children for thousands of years, it was not until the early seventies that child abuse was consider a crime in America. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics, in 1998 1,397,000 children received preventive services and an estimated 903,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect. Abuse often occurs when the adult is having difficulty adjusting to new circumstances or is coping with such issues as marital problems, economic difficulties,
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES SUMMARY: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur mainly because of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or we can say STD is also called as STIs. Now days STIs are most widespread infections in the world. It affects both man and women at younger period mainly during the age of 17 to 30 years. Therefore, it seems a major issue for our concern. Exposure to an STD can occur any time you have sexual contact with anyone that involves the genitals, the mouth (oral), the rectum (anal), the vagina or the penis.
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Parental separation is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. In many developed countries, separation rates have increased markedly during the previous century. It is reported that more than 1 million children each year experience their parents’ separation. Divorce or separation is a critical event happening to about 54% of young families; however nobody really is prepared for the difficulties that follow. Parental separation has been reported in the literature as being associated with a wide range of adverse effects on children’s wellbeing, both as a short-term consequence of the transition and in the form of more enduring effects that persist into adulthood.