Socio-Economic Status Affecting the Early Teenage Pregnancy

5386 WordsSep 23, 201222 Pages
Chapter I The Problems and its Background Introduction National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy says that teenage pregnancy is occurring in an adolescent girl between the ages of 13 to 18. Socioeconomic is one factor in which is the social and economic experiences that help mold one's personality, attitudes, and lifestyle. It can also define regions and neighborhoods. Socioeconomic factors also include the ethnicity, and sense of community. Socioeconomic status is based on family income, parental educational level, parental occupation, and social status in the community. Families with low socioeconomic status often have less success in preparing their young children for school because they typically don’t have…show more content…
Families with low socioeconomic status often have less success in preparing their young children for school because they typically don’t have access to promote, support young children's development, and provide them with everything they needed. (www.wikipedia.com) Teenage Pregnancy Teenage pregnancy is one of the vital issues that must be dealt constructively. Currently, the United States of America holds the first rank in the list of highest cases of teenage pregnancy. In 1980s, this condition was on its peak as a majority of the young girls who were pregnant were married even before the age of 20. But, today, this scene is totally opposite and scary as the young girls are becoming pregnant before marriage and are alone. (http://www.knowtheteens.com) There are many reasons behind a teenage girl getting pregnant such as long dating relationships. Now a day, teens are of the opinion that pregnancy can be avoided with birth control pills and other such measures. However, refraining from a physical intercourse is the only key to avoid pregnancy. So, it is very important to understand all about such interactions and only enter in them after maturity and marriage. This is because the consequences of such wild relationships are grave, which can even lead to the death of both the teenage girl and her child. Continue to read to know the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of teenage pregnancy.
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