Presentation on theme: "8 th Grade 8.ICR.3.1 Explain the health, legal, financial, and social consequences of adolescent and unintended pregnancy and the advantage of delaying."— Presentation transcript:
8 th Grade 8.ICR.3.1 Explain the health, legal, financial, and social consequences of adolescent and unintended pregnancy and the advantage of delaying parenthood.
Health Consequences Teen moms less likely to receive early and regular prenatal care than an older mother Premature birth Low birth weight Premature/difficult labor Anemia High blood pressure
Legal Consequences Legal age of consent (issue of statutory rape) Questions about paternity Child support Child custody
Reality Check Only 41% of teenage mothers complete high school, making it less likely they will qualify for a well-paying job. Teen moms are more likely to abuse/neglect their child Nearly 80% of teen fathers of children born to teen mothers do not marry the mothers. Teen fathers pay less than $800 child support for the lifetime of the child.
Reality Check 2 Teen mothers are more likely to... Require assistance from family and government Have conflict with family and father over parenting the child Lose friends due to child/family responsibilities
How Much? How much do you think it costs to provide for a baby in the first year? Write this amount on your handout. Your job is to research the cost of providing for a baby for the first year.
Taking Care of a Baby [24/7 Responsibilities] Things I would have to do if I had a baby: Amount of time it would take: Feed baby every 2-3 hours 25 minutes, at least 8 times a day Make baby’s formula 20 minutes per day Change diapers every time the baby is fed and when needed 5-20 minutes, 8-10 times per day Give the baby a bath30 minutes each day Do the laundry1 hour each day Go grocery shopping1 hour every Saturday Play with baby30 minutes, 4 times a day Work part-time to help support the baby4 hours every Saturday Pay bills1 hour every Saturday