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Robert Kelley Josie Epps Hannah Sawyer November 2010
The purpose of this proposal is to: Identify the growing problem of teenage pregnancy in the United States. Show the main causes of this problem Show the effects of teenage pregnancy Demonstrate a plan to reduce the number of pregnancies among teenagers. Make clear the correlation between the proposal and the research gathered. Express the importance of the subject.
Lack of parental guidance Exploitation of young girls by older men Socio Economic Factors Adolescent Sexual Behavior Inadequate Knowledge about Safe Sex Incorrect use of birth control Peer Pressure The list goes on…
Nearly half (46%) of all 15–19-year-olds in the United States have had sex at least once. By age 15, only 13% of never-married teens have ever had sex. However, by the time they reach age 19, seven in 10 never-married teens have engaged in sexual intercourse. Most young people have sex for the first time at about age 17, but they do not marry until their middle or late 20s. This means that young adults are at risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for nearly a decade. The majority (59%) of sexually experienced teen females had a first sexual partner who was 1–3 years their senior. Only 8% had first partners who were six or more years older. A sexually active teen who does not use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year. Eighty-two percent of teen pregnancies are unplanned; they account for about one-fifth of all unintended pregnancies annually. Ten percent of all U.S. births are to teens.
These teens as well as their children are far more likely to: Grow up under poverty conditions Have more health related problems Suffer from higher rates of abuse and neglect Fail in school Become teen mothers themselves Commit delinquent acts and adult crimes Incur failed adult marriages and other relationships
Start sexual education in school at an earlier age. Encourage parents to talk to their children about sex and the effects of teenage pregnancy. Make ALL teens take a class in parenting where they will be able to experience the reality of being a parent first hand.
Costs: Sexual education class Parents talking to their children Parenting Classes for ALL teens Benefits: Countless
Stats: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/FB-ATSRH.html http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/FB-ATSRH.html Pictures and info on baby simulator/empathy belly http://www.solutions- site.org/artman/publish/article_47.shtml http://www.solutions- site.org/artman/publish/article_47.shtml http://www.enasco.com/product/SB43112G http://www.enasco.com/product/SB43112G http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr077.shtml http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr077.shtml Information on effects of teen pregnancy http://www.articlealley.com/article_479589_17.html http://www.articlealley.com/article_479589_17.html Information on causes of teen pregnancy http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-pregnancy/teen- pregnancy-risks.html http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-pregnancy/teen- pregnancy-risks.html
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