How will it effect your life?
Did you know that nearly 3 in 10 teen girls in the US will get pregnant at least once before age 20? That's more than 700,000 teen pregnancies each year.
So what does this mean for you? You hear about teen pregnancy in movies, in the news, at school, on MTV, and from your parents. You know it's not a good idea to have a baby before you're ready, so why are so many teens still getting pregnant every year? And what can you do about it?
- Less likely to finish high school
- More likely to rely on public assistance
- More likely to be poor as adults
- More likely to have children who have poorer education, behavioral, and health outcomes over the course of their lives than kids born to older parents.
Teen Pregnancy Risks
- Preeclampsia: the development of swelling, high blood pressure and protein in your urine during pregnancy.
- Low Birth Weight: can lead to many medical problems, including undeveloped organs leading to lung, vision, and intestinal issues
- Premature Labor: labor that starts before your 37th week of pregnancy
Prevention: DOUBLE PROTECTION
5 Fun Facts
- 3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year.
- More than 50% of teen mother never graduate from high school.
- About 25% of teen moms have a 2nd child within 24 months of their first baby.
- Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by the age 30.
- The United States had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the industrialized world.
MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom
Her and (assuming) her daughter on her graduation day.
Her son Jace while pregnant with second son Kaiser.
Gives information on how teens lives are affected by having a child at such a young age.
information about health risks during teen pregnancy
statistics and where you hear about teen pregnancy