Strong teen pregnancy prevention messages Increased use of contraception before/at first time having sexual intercourse. The use of dual methods of contraception (meaning… condoms and hormonal methods) YES… there is a decrease, BUT the U.S. teen birth rate STILL remains one of the highest among Western countries
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PAST WEEKEND…Friday- Saturday-Sunday What time did you wake up? What time did you go to sleep? What did you eat during the day? Be specific: include fruits, vegetables, and junk food. How much time did you spend with friends? What activities did you participate in? How much time did you spend at each? Were you tired during the day? If so, were you able to nap?
Pregnant women must eat a balanced and healthful diet. Pregnant women tire more easily, and often need to take frequent naps during the day. Moderate exercise is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy. Many pregnant women experience morning sickness, or nausea and vomiting, and a diminished appetite. It is crucial for pregnant women to visit their doctor regularly throughout their pregnancy to ensure adequate prenatal care. These doctor visits and tests can be very expensive and time- consuming, and are not always covered by health insurance. Pregnancy can cause a woman to have to limit or avoid certain activities such as participating in certain sports, consuming alcohol or drugs, smoking, lifting heavy objects, etc How does teen pregnancy affect the male/father in the situation?
Health Low birth weight Decrease in medical attention and prenatal care Pelvis not large enough for delivery Not ready for physical stress Economic Parents are legally responsible for the care and well being of their children. 50-80% drop out to get a job to support the child. Social Birth to 18 years of age… it cost an average of $249,000 in NJ. NOT INCLUDING BUYING A VEHICLE OR EDUCATION! Births to teenagers are at elevated risk of low birth weight, preterm birth, and of dying in infancy.
Choices What choices will the teens need to make? Future Outlook for Teen Mothers, Fathers, and Their Families How may their futures be affected?
Abstinence Contraception Knowledge! It can happen to anyone! It only take ONE time. Be smart about your decisions and respect your body! YouTube Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gIzM5v ytnA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbB-LI95UuE