Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Through Prescription Contraceptives

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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention through Prescription Contraceptives
Denise Houy
George Washington University
NURS 6205
June 6, 2016 Teenage Pregnancy Prevention through Prescription Contraceptives
What’s the issue? Teenage and unplanned pregnancy is always a trending topic in society. The United States has made substantial progress in reducing teenage birth rates during the past several decades, but rates remain high, particularly compared with rates in other developed countries (Godfrey, 2015).With the rates being so high in the United States still, we still need to continue promoting prevention of teenage pregnancy so that there will be a continue of decline in rates. There are many ways to prevent teenage or unplanned pregnancies, but it is a matter of if the individual wants to consider ways of prevention that will help them. We must proceed in prevention for all ages because the increase in prevention awareness will continue to prove the decline of teen pregnancy.
One way of prevention is use of contraceptives. Teenagers may have general knowledge of contraceptives and what they are used for but some may be afraid to ask for them, talk about it with someone, or some may not be able to afford it. Affordability is a big concern for teenagers because teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health than slightly older mothers (National Conference of State Legislatures,…
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