Teen Pregnancy

By: Sierra Cavazos & Frankie Comparan

Live Life Before You Give Life

teen pregnancy statistics

  • In 2013, a total of 273,105 babies were born to women ages 15-19
  • Each year, almost 750,000 girls aged 15–19 become pregnant
  • In 2010, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for at least $9.4 billion in costs to U.S. taxpayers for increased health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teen parents, and lost tax revenue because of lower educational attainment and income among teen mothers

effects of teenage pregnancy

There are many effects caused by teenage pregnancy . Parenthood is the number 1 key reason why teens drop out of school. Nearly 50% of teen moms don't graduate high school. Less than 2% of moms earn a college degree after having their child. 8 out of every teen 10 fathers abandon the mothers of their child. , the effects of teenage pregnancy vary depending on a number of things including maturity, readiness, planning, and health.

ways to prevent teenage pregnancy

Abstinence is the only method to work 100% in preventing teenage pregnancy. If you are sexually active there are still several ways to prevent teen pregnancy. Many common methods is where you can use condoms or birth control. There are many forms of birth control like the pill, shots, patches, etc. There are also emergency medications for after having sex, called plan B.
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