Pros & Cons of What are the advantages and disadvantages of teenage pregnancy.
Created by anonymous on 02/27/2012
Schools and families continue to struggle with the issue of teen pregnancy. A closer look at the issue reveals pros and cons of teens becoming pregnant.
1. Teenage bodies are strong and healthy and are most capable of successfully completing a pregnancy.
2. focused on their love of infants
3. having someone to love and be loved by
4. closer in age with their child
5. having more family/partner support at this time in their lives
6. requires them to acquire maturity
7. keeping them from engaging in risky/unwise behaviors,
8. Some women wait to long and then they can't have children
9. Their bodies haven't been exposed to many negative environmental
10. Just because they are pregnant doesn't mean they have to keep the baby. They can let a childleskeeping them from engaging in risky/unwise behaviors,s couple adopt it.
1. Children of teenage mothers frequently live in poverty
2. Teen mothers are less likely to obtain the education they need to get a good job.
3. Only 40% of teen mothers graduate from high school, compared to 75% of female teens of similar socioeconomic status who are not mothers
4. Pregnant women under age twenty-one "who had abortions had higher levels of subsequent educational achievement than those who became pregnant but did not have abortions" In other words, it is more beneficial to teens to have an abortion than to carry a pr
5. Poverty is usually a life consequence of teen pregnancy
6. Children of teenage mothers frequently have lower birth weights, increasing the risk of infant death, blindness, deafness, chronic respiratory problems, mental retardation, mental illness, and cerebral palsy.
7. Children of teen mothers are more likely to be abused and neglected and to perform poorly in school.
8. The sons of teenage mothers are 13% more likely to end up in prison and that the daughters of teen mothers are 22% more likely to become teen mothers themselves.
9. Teenage mothers have a significantly higher risk of living in poverty and receiving public assistance than their counterparts who do not have children.
10. in 2004 that the total public cost of teenage childbearing was $9.1 billion a year.