Class Survey - Why? Statistics o Graph Analysis Impact on parent and child o Developmentally o Educationally o Socially
Why do teenage girls get pregnant? Not enough Education… o What’s Failing - Curriculum or Parents? o Baby Think it Over Program Results Discussion Activity Rebelling against Parents… More emotional support/control… Mistakes happen… Oops!
The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 1991 9 th -12 th grade students
The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 2007 9 th -12 th grade students
Developmental / Health Issues Approximately of all pregnant adolescents do not receive adequate prenatal care. Mother 16 years and under may result in… o spontaneous abortion o high blood pressure o Stillbirth o cesarean section o low-birthweight baby 70%
Developmental / Health Cont… Other health issues include.. o Hormone readjustment o Bone density o Redistribution of weight o Growing 16-19 year old mothers experience other problems that deal with social & educational difficulties.
Educational Issues Hard to stay in School o 2/3 of teen moms drop out of school. Day Care School Policy Drop out = Less opportunity for Job or $$$ Greater risk of poverty Teenage mother reduces academic achievement by three years on average. Children of teen moms are more likely to… o fall behind academically o drop out of school
Social Issues… 18% of U.S. teens have experienced sex prior to the age of 15. 66% of unmarried teens have had sex by the age of 19. By age 20, 75% of American females and 86% of American males are sexually active. About 1 million teenagers become pregnant each year, and more than 530,000 give birth. By age 20, 40% of white women and 64% of black women will have experienced at least one pregnancy. of adolescents who have a baby become pregnant again within 2 years. 50%