Teen Pregnancy In The United States

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States Teen pregnancy statistics in the United State over the years have gone up. Referencing from 1996 to 2014. Has teen pregnancy been glorified in today’s society? Or became a trend. MTV producers portray that it’s okay to be a teen mother. Based on their hit TV shows, “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom.” Producers pick one girl who’s pregnant and document her everyday struggles during one thirty-minute episode. Most of the teens from this show come from broken homes or have parents that don’t really show attention to them. There are many reasons why teens become parents starting from rape, incest, lack of birth control use, lack of sexual education, and wanting a baby. Broken homes also play a very big role in…show more content…
Reasons for abortion are the teens not wanting their lives changed by the birth of a baby or they don’t have the funds to take care of it. According to studies, most birth mothers who place their children independently tend to be aged 17 to 30 years old, and have no more than a high school education. However, 60% of minors who have abortions do so with the knowledge of at least one parent, and a large majority of parents support their daughter's choice. Adoption is not very common but, studies show that 3.2% of white teenage mother’s give their child up for adoption compared to the 1.1% of black women in the United States. This study gives an insight that white women rather give their children a better life than terminating or raising the child through rough circumstances. Black women tend to have abortions with a high 28% instead of the low 1.1% they have in adoption. So? What does that say, does that say that blacks would rather forget all about the responsibility or give an unfortunate family the blessing of a baby? It’s a lot to think about. According to the International Journal for Equity in Health, teens that are not enrolled in school are more likely to get pregnant than teens that don’t have a school clinic to educate them on sex-ed. Most students say they get pregnant because of a relationship, they want to feel loved, or just because everyone else is doing it. Most friendships form a pregnancy pact where they all get pregnant so their kids can be raised together and they’ll help each other
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