Difficulties for Teenage Mothers

623 WordsFeb 16, 20182 Pages
The problems of early teenage mothers are irrefutable. Some factors that are seen to contribute to teenage pregnancy are educational failure, poverty, unemployment and low self-esteem these are understood to be the results of a negative outcome of an early childhood. For example, recent studies suggest that most adolescent mothers had already made the decision to leave school before they had become pregnant. On the other hand, adolescents still in school when they give birth are as likely to graduate the same as their peers. It is not clear how well the adolescents with the most problems would have fared in the future even without early parenthood. Some of the contributing factors or causes of teenage pregnancy can be a Lack of Parental Guidance, some parents avoid talking to their children about sex, as well as this in some cases they may have supplied false information regarding sex to try and discourage their children to participate in any explanatory discussion about sex. In some cases, teenage mothers are not well educated about sex before getting pregnant and thus this leads to lack of communication between the parents and the children and in addition little understanding of the subject as a whole. Another contributing factor can be adolescent sexual behavior, among adolescents; peer pressure is a major factor that urges teenage boys and girls to take part in sexual activities. Early dating, in as early as 12 years of age can be another factor, which may contribute
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