Muhammad Abdul and Jourdan Staton
Facts about teen pregnancy
- · In 2012 there were a total of 305,388 babies was born to women aged an average of 15 to 19.
- · 3 in every 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before 20.
- · Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school dropout rates among girls.
- · Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age.
- · Pregnant teens and their unborn babies have unique medical risks.
- · Very few teens who become mothers plan on doing so.
- · Teen mothers account for 11% of all birth in the US.
- · Out of all teen pregnancies, 57% end in birth
- · Teens who become pregnant are less likely to attend college.
- · Us teen pregnancy rates are higher than those of other developed countries.
Medical risks of teen pregnancy
- Teens are at a higher risk for developing medical complications during pregnancy than pregnant females older than 20.
- Infants born to teens are also at a higher medical risk for low birth weight, prematurity and abnormal fetal growth.
- The Mayo clinic indicates that pregnant teens are at higher risk due to lack of knowledge about the kind of prenatal care.
- High protein in the urine related to poor diet is common complications in first pregnancies.
- Pre- eclampsia may result in early delivery of the baby due to risk of harm or potential death to the mother or baby.
- 9% of teen girls have low- birth weight babies (under 5.5 pounds)
- Low birth weight babies may have organs that are not fully developed. This can lead to lung problems such as respiratory distress syndrome, or bleeding in the brain.
A teenager taking a pregnancy test and finding out shes postive so that means she pregnant.
A 18 year old girl in high school had to drop out to take care of her baby.
A teen contemplates about how she made the wrong choice and should have waited to have sex.