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Teenage Pregnancy

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The Influences of Teenage Pregnancy

Deborah M. Cora

Northern Essex Community College

June 3, 2010

Presented to: J. Davidson

The Influences of Teenage Pregnancy

The Influences of Teenage Pregnancy


This paper explores the influence of such discourses on quantitative research on the social influences of teenage pregnancy, and how the media affects the teenage pregnancy rate. This paper will give you points of what influences teenage pregnancy. The media, peer pressure, family, self esteem is some of the topics you may find in this paper. Teenage pregnancy is a term use for youth around the age of 13 and 19 year old girls who become pregnant (Shaw, M., & Lawlor, D., 2007)..

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      Teenage pregnancy rates have gone up over the years. This is due to our exposure to sexual content on television and our lack of sexual orientation we give our kids or our parents give us. Teenage pregnancy has been labeled as a major social and health problem and has become a key policy area in several industrialized countries. In England, current policy aims to have teenage pregnancy rates for under-18s by 2010, and to reduce teenage parents’ risk of social exclusion by supporting their participation in education, training and employment (Shaw, M., & Lawlor, D., 2007). Some research show that early teenage pregnancy is influenced because of loneliness, rejection, stigma and not being able to trust others, emotions which seriously influenced their decisions about becoming parents. Also the outcomes of teenage pregnancy and parenthood are by no means routinely negative early pregnancy is also associated with poverty and unemployment. The poor life chances generally experienced by young people in care, therefore, are likely to be compounded by teenage pregnancy. In other research they have found that peer pressure is one of the major reasons for teenage pregnancy. Being young and...


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