Teenage Pregnancy
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Teenage pregnancy is a complex issue because there are many reasons for concern. Children between the age of 12 and 14 are more likely to be talked into having sex and have unplanned sexual intercourse. Two thirds of teenage pregnancies occur at the age of 18 or 19. It’s associated with higher rates of illness and death for both mother and infant. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the industrialised world. 

Teenage pregnancy affects education because only a third of the teen mothers earn their high school diploma, and it affects their children because girls born to teen mothers are more likely to be teen mothers themselves. 

Many teen mothers don’t have the support of their family and are left to deal with the pregnancy on their own. What would you do if your teenage daughter informs you that she is pregnant?

I would tell her I love you and I am here to help you Sometimes things happen to young people that they are not prepared to handle I would be there for her if she wanted to keep her child or if she opted to put it up for adoption I would not even consider abortion because I have strong feelings about this

I was raped at fourteen and got pregnant. It is very hard to be a teen mother and raise a child. But if you are a good mother than you can make it through the good and bad times.

I would support my daughter, I myself had my son at 17 and I did graduate and spent two years in college. I am returning in October to earn my CMA and plan on becoming a nurse later on.

It can be hard but it is possible for a teen mom to go on and live a good life with a good career.

With so many young people having kids they have created online school and classes for both high school and college making it easier on them.

If in case this happen to my daughter, I will totally support her. I get pregnant at the age of 18. I know how hard it is. And I don't want my daughter experience the same thing that I have experience.

I don't have a daughter, but I have three son. If I had a teenage daughter, I wouldn't turn my back on her. However, I would be disappointed. I would assist her but let her know that the child is her responsibility and she has to deal with the repercussions. I believe if you make it to easy, she may take it for granted, and behave that way again.

Support her in want ever she decides to do. If she decides to keep the baby make sure to let her take the responsibility for the baby.

We may be frustrated if we were informed that our teenage daughter is pregnant because we expect something from them and we want them to have a better future. Being pregnant at a young age is a big challenge it is very important that parents are there to support their children.

I would be really terrified, but I would try to be calm, and not be aggressive or too angry with her. Then we would together decide what to do. If she decided to keep the child, I would help her.

I would accept. She would have all my help, guide it in the best possible way.

I know it would not be easy, but it is essential not leave her side.

This is never something that is going to completely stop happening, but I think that if children were educated from a much younger age that it is something that would decrease. Sexual desires and behaviour is something that parents should probably also be encouraging their children to talk to them openly about.
In countries when they teach sex education from a far younger age, the teenage pregnancy rates and STD rates are much lower.
Sadly we live in a society where often discussions about sex have become fairly taboo.

This must be every parent's worst nightmare! It's a global problem, as far as I can tell. What's interesting is that quite often, history keeps repeating itself as the kids of teenage mothers often go on to do the same themselves!

I think a lot of the problem is that teenage girls are so easily seduced by a handsome face. Parents too often fall for the "don't you trust me?" line they'll get when a parent tries to limit their freedoms.

I think the problem is in the house. ''Don't you trust me?'' It is one of the worst phrases that parents can talk when something happens.The ''trust'' must be earned

Yes, trust must be earned but too often teenage girls trick their parents into believing they can be trusted and parents forget that teenage girls are easily swayed by good looking boys. Chaperoning teens on dates should become normal procedure for any parent.

Teenage pregnancy in our country is little by little going up in statistics. This is really bad, this might increase abortion due to being unplanned.

this is big trouble since there so many issue abotu pregnancy of teenager, i think thi is because of technology development that bring their free access

I would Support & love her unconditionally still. Yes it was something that shouldn't of happened but the baby still needs a loving mother

It isn't something I would wish upon anyone, although it can be a blessing. My mother had me when she was only 17. She really struggled.

This happens. No body ever wants this to happen butit does . If god did not want it to happen then he would not have blessed teens with a child. Some it even helps them to grow up a lot more. It is not always a bad thing.

Dear mothers, I am a 16 year old girl and I am pregnant, I do not have a mother of my own and I've never had a good relationship with my own father because of what happened to him and my mom. I'm scared as all get out and I have no idea what to do. I've tried finding an answer on my own. But I'm scared.. Of both outcomes.. I don't live with my family. I live with my boyfriend and his family, I haven't lived with my dad since I started highschool. This school year I will be a senior in highschool.. I'm in honors and advanced placement classes.. So I'm really intelligent.. I want to be a detective.. So I would be joining my nearest police academy straight out of highschool. First off, I knew what I did to have this happen, I know I made a mistake, and I didn't get pregnant because I wanted to. I would rather not be bashed and lectured I need advice. I'm terrified.. I'm about to cry because I just want to talk to my own mom about this but I can't because she got into an accident when I was little.. I'm so scared...

Don't be scared. It will all work it self out in the ling run. If it was not meant for you to have this child then you would not be pregnant. There are ways to still go to school even while having a little one running around. Have you told your boy friend and his family yet? Do you and his family get aling pretty well? If so then maybe they will help you out.

There has been a lot more of this i feel like since those teen mom shows started. Everyone makes mistakes but this is a big one

Its a real bad thing that teenage pregnancy now is inflating. Its a bit uncontrollable, I guess? I hope there are better ways to prevent this

My oldest daughter became pregnant at 15 and gave birth at 16. Although this was not what I wanted, I wouldn't change a thing. She finished High School and eventually married the father of my granddaughter. My granddaughter is a dynamic and beautiful person and she and her husband just gave me my very first GREAT-grandson.

I'm so happy for you and your daughter that it worked out so well!! This just goes to show that even when a situation isn't perfect, it does not have to be a disaster!
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