The Social Acceptance of Teen Pregnancy

1006 WordsFeb 22, 20184 Pages
Teen Pregnancy has become a constant form of societal acceptance. Amongst the ages of 15-19 three quarters out of a million of them ended up pregnant, while only a few of them had planned it. Because of hit television shows like 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2, and Teen Mom 3, media has made it acceptable for teens to attempt motherhood. In this case, teens are not taking in account the associated health risk and related issues like abortion, lack of care, and mental trauma. The children of teen mothers consequently suffer from the possibility of infant death, being born premature and with low birth weight, the possibility of blindness, deafness, chronic respiratory problems, mental retardation, mental illness, and cerebral palsy. These consequences are due to the fact that these girls have not fully developed themselves and will begin a cycle of teenage pregnancy. Therefore, teenage pregnancy is becoming a steady trend that many young girls seem to reluctantly fall into due to the negative influence of society. Teenage pregnancy arose back in the colonial era because in this time frame it was very common for adolescences to marry. Children were around the age of 13 when they were having children in royalty and this was considered the norm. By the 1900’s the country became more industrialized and it was not until the 1950’s, era of the baby boomers, where during WW11 women were engaging in premarital sex. It was the norm for teens to marry out of high school their
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