Child Pregnancy

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  1. Lyricz profile image61
    Lyriczposted 5 years ago

    Child Pregnancy

    I noticed that some people are quick defend young girls who get pregnant by saying that she made a mistake? So if it's a mistake for a young girl that knows enough to have sex at a young age, why isn't it a mistake when a woman who already has a lot children gets pregnant yet again?

  2. jabelufiroz profile image68
    jabelufirozposted 5 years ago

    Teen pregnancy: The facts

    In 2008, the latest year for which statistics are available, the U.S. pregnancy rate among girls between 15 and 19 was 67.8 per 1,000, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy. The rate has steadily declined since 1991, when it was 117 per 1,000 teens between the same ages.

    U.S. teen birth rates have also declined. In 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate was 34.3 births per 1,000 teens, compared to 61.8 births per 1,000 teens in 1991. Fewer babies were born to teenagers in 2010 than in any year since 1946.

    Still, the teen birth rate in the U.S. remains nine times higher than in other developed countries, according to the CDC.



    Teen pregnancy: The signs

    Missing one or more menstrual periods is the classic sign of pregnancy. But this can be tricky for teenage girls, whose periods aren't yet regular. It can also be tricky for girls whose cycles are off as a result of excessive dieting or exercise, low body fat from sports, or anorexia.

    The full list of pregnancy signs includes:

    A missed menstrual period
    Nausea or vomiting -- called "morning sickness," though it can happen throughout the day
    Sudden, intense aversion to certain foods, especially meats or fatty, fried foods
    Sore nipples or breasts
    Unusual fatigue
    Frequent urination
    Unusual mood swings
    Of course, a positive pregnancy test is another sign of pregnancy. Today's home pregnancy tests are generally considered accurate. These simple kits can be bought over the counter in drugstores.


    http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/teen-pr … -realities

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    It's very common to call "bad judgment" a mistake such as cheating on one's spouse and being caught. In my view a "mistake" is an (unintentional act). No one has sex by "accident"!  Therefore cheating in my opinion could never be called a "mistake".
    With regard to teen pregnancy the sex was "intentional" but the (consequences) may not have been. However having sex without the proper use of birth control or taking "the morning after pill" the next day displays "irresponsible" behavior. I'm not sure if you could call being irresponsible or ignorant a "mistake". It's more like being reckless, careless, or possibly immature .
    We live in a time where there is more birth control methods than ever before and there is more access to knowledge about these methods via the Internet, schools, friends, parents, and clinics. Last but not least with women afforded "Pro-choice" one can clearly say that there is no such thing as an "accidental birth". A child born today is here because his or her mother (wanted) to bring them into the world. Surly with all of these options you can't call having children a mistake!

  4. marissacreange profile image59
    marissacreangeposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, all to often people assume that a young teenage girl did not expect nor want to get pregnant.  Just as people assume a woman who already has children must have wanted the pregnancy.  I believe people generalize this because in their own minds, no young girl should want a pregnancy or is capable of understanding to the fullest extent of what she's asking for.  In other words people believe that she is too young to make a decision like that, whereas an experienced mother of 3 understands what she's in for.
    They use the word "mistake" to make sense of the situation in their own minds.  It isn't too often that people even ask the mother of 3 if she wanted another child, and the same goes for the young girl.  It might not be often, but I bet if you sat down with every pregnant teen in the country and asked her if she thought getting pregnant was a mistake, some would respond with a firm no.
    We are too quick to judge and rationalize, never taking into consideration what the female wanted in the first place.   
    There are so many options out there to prevent having a child, I don't believe anyone should call having a child a mistake.  If anything, refer to the child as a surprise, because in all actuality, if you didn't want the child they wouldn't be here.

 
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