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1 Kierstin Johnson Wei-Wen Chen Robert George

2 According to the September 2006 report by the Guttmacher Institute… 1. 3/4 of a million teens between 15 and 19 become pregnant each year. 2. Very few teens who become mothers plan on doing so. (85% are unintended and teen pregnancy accounts for 20% of all unplanned pregnancies annually) 3. 2/3 of teen pregnancies occur among teens 18-19 years old. 4. Teen mothers account for 11% of all births in the US. 5. Out of all teen pregnancies, 57% end in birth. (14% end in miscarriage) 6. Nearly 1/3 of pregnant teenagers choose abortion (out of all teenage pregnancies 29% are terminated by abortion)

3 Continued… 7. Black teens have the highest teen pregnancy rate. For young women age 15-19, black teens are most likely to become pregnant (134 per 1,000 women). Slightly lower rates occur among Hispanics (131 per 1,000) followed by non- Hispanic whites (48 per 1,000). 8. Teens who become pregnant are less likely to attend college. (teenage mothers today are more likely to finish high school or earn their GEDs than in the past, pregnant teens are less likely to attend college than teens who do not become pregnant.) 9.US rates are twice as high as in England and Wales or Canada, and eight times as high as in the Netherlands or Japan. 10. Teen pregnancy rates declined between 1991 and 2005 but are on the rise again.


5 Education Parenthood is a leading cause of teenage girls dropping out of school. “…about half (51%) of teen moms have a high school diploma compared to 89% of women who didn’t have a teen birth” Depend on “baby daddy” (About Teen Pregnancy, 2011) Girls tend to drop out of school before and after their babies are born because of: Discrimination Decrease in attendance Embarrassment The struggle of balancing homework and pregnancy

6 Family and Stress

7 Teen Pregnancy & Stress Teen pregnancy can cause family stress. Differences in family views (decision making) and choosing how to deal with financial situations are two major causes of this particular stress.

8 Decision Making Families needs to help decide if they should keep the baby or send the baby through adoption. Teenagers need to choose if they want to keep the baby or aborted the child.

9 Financial Problems The family needs to help teenagers pay for: Medical care Child care Baby Accessories If the family is earning above the minimum income, the teen may be denied services with leaves the burden of the costs on the parents, which can cause a lot of stress.

10 Medical Risks to the Mother Older than 15 yrs old, then less risk of death Labor/Delivery Complications Lack of Proper Medical Care Risks Increase with an STD Physiological Complications

11 Medical Risks to the Baby 9% have low-birth weight LBW babies 40x greater chance of death Underdeveloped Vital Organs Irregularity of Certain Body Functions Severe Neurological Deficits Premature Babies Have More Risks

12 Psychological Impacts on Both Mother and Child Risk of Abusive Relationship/Abandonment Mother can be Extremely Moody Physically, Mentally, and, Financially Compromised Poor School Performance Fear of Living in Poverty/ Fear of no Family Support Withdrawn/ Aggressive Behavior

13 Some things they provide information on… “ We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.” Abortion Birth control Body image General Health Care Mens sexual health Morning after pill (emergency contraception) Pregnancy Relationships Sex and sexuality Sexual orientation and gender Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) Womens Health

14 References (Kierstin) About Teen Pregnancy. (2011, April 21). Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (2010, March). Retrieved from Teen Pregnancy and Education: matters/pdf/education.pdf Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (2011). Retrieved from Planed Parenthood:

15 References (Wei-Wen) How much does baby delivery cost?. (2008, September). Retrieved from Provide child care for teen parents. (2011). Retrieved from Wic food packages. (2011, October 12). Retrieved from Teen pregnancy statistics and teen pregnancy facts. (2004). Retrieved from

16 References (Robert) Surviving Teen Pregnancy, Your Choices, Dreams, and Decisions, Shirley Arthur, pgs 54-58, Morning Glory Press, 1996 Revised. Current Controversies, Teen Pregnancy and Parenting, Lisa Frick, pgs 29-33, Greenhaven Press. 2007. Family Medicine, Principles and Practice, Robert B. Taylor M.D., pg. 151, Springer Publishing, sixth edition, 2003. http://

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