Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem but occur most often in poorer and marginalised communities. Many girls face considerable pressure to marry early and become mothers while they are still a child. Teenage pregnancy increases when girls are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
A child whose mother had her as a teenager is set up to have a tough life. Compared with peers whose parents gave birth later, this child is at a greater risk of being born prematurelyof struggling to acquire basic skills such as literacy and self-control, and of underperforming in school. This child is also more likely to become a teen mother herself.
Through recent research, it has been recognized that pregnancy and childbirth have a significant impact on educational outcomes of teen parents. Children who are born to teen mothers also experience a wide range of problems. For example, they are more likely to:.
The datasets supporting the conclusions of this article are available in the research repository at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. Access to data is given upon approvals from the University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board and the Health Information Privacy Committee, and permission from all data providers. Risk factors for teenage pregnancy are linked to many factors, including a family history of teenage pregnancy.
Ina total ofbabies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years.
Most countries, developed, and underdeveloped, consider teenage pregnancy a social stigma. However, how does teenage pregnancy affect society? In case, you were wondering how, or simply looking for some information to share with your teen daughter, read our post below.
Teen pregnancy is an important issue for several reasons. For example, there are health risks for the baby and children born to teenage mothers are more likely to suffer health, social, and emotional problems than children born to older mothers. Also, women who become pregnant during their teens are at increased risk for medical complicationssuch as premature labor, and social consequences.
Julia Bodeeb started online writing in She also worked on staff in medical publishing for more than a decade as a reporter, managing editor and in book acquisitions. Bodeeb has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Monmouth University and postgraduate credits in psychology and law.