Cause and Effect of Teen Pregnancy

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Cause and effect of teen pregnancy Teenagers suffering health problems is high Many teenagers will try to hide the pregnancy from their parents and teachers, in doing this they do not get the initial medical attention required during the first months of pregnancy. It is estimated that 33% of teenage pregnancy fail to receive necessary prenatal care. The lack of prenatal care leads to increased risk of anemia, miscarriage, and high blood pressure to the teenager. Many teenagers will hide their pregnancy because of fear of being reprimanded by their parents or teachers. Teenage pregnancy is also linked to immorality, and this can be a social stigma to the teenager. These effects make the teenage try to hide their pregnancy, which results in lack of proper medical attention. The children born to teenagers exhibit a low birth weight, and this is usually accompanied with other health complications at their tender age. These complications make the mortality rate for these children to be high. Hiding their pregnancy and not been able to come out and inform their parents, teenagers result to using crude methods in an attempt to abort the pregnancy ADDIN EN.CITE Kane1996246(Kane & Staiger, 1996)24624617Kane, Thomas J.Staiger, DouglasTeen Motherhood and Abortion AccessThe Quarterly Journal of EconomicsThe Quarterly Journal of Economics467-50611121996Oxford University Press00335533 HYPERLINK l "_ENREF_3" o "Kane, 1996 #246" Kane & Staiger,

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