Yes, in fact it is. In some parts of Connecticut, adolescent childbearing is a very significant problem compared to the state overall. Certain communities consistently differ from the statewide average of all births to Connecticut mothers that occur when the mother is still a teenager.
The remarkable drop in birth rates among teenagers hides a large gap between urban and rural teens. Between andteen birth rates dropped 50 percent in large urban counties and just 37 percent in rural counties. We can do better.
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The articles prior to January are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here. Because of the continuing unacceptably high birth rate among young people, preventing teenage pregnancy raises some questions that need to be answered.
Unexpected Season Two follows 5 teenage couples and their families who are navigating teenage pregnancy and parenthood. We created this discussion guide with our partners at Power to Decidethe campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, to help open the lines of communication for young people and their parents, mentors and allies to spark meaningful conversations about unplanned pregnancy, and to help ensure that all young people have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant. After watching Unexpected, discuss these questions with the young people in your life and encourage them to watch the show with you.
Why or why not? The United States has the highest teenage birth rate among the fully industrialized countries, although that number has slowly declined over the last 20 years. Even so, in, teenagers, ages 15 to 19, gave birth — or 1, a day.
Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnantbut many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens don't get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on.
The case of Alfie Patten, said to have fathered a child at the age of 13 with a girl of 15, has reignited controversies over sex and morality education, with Conservative party leader David Cameron believing the case is evidence that his claim that Britain has become a "broken" society is right. The case comes on top of the fact that statistics show that the UK has the highest percentage of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe — and is second only to the United States, according to figures compiled by the World Health Organisation. A government review of how the subject is broached in schools recommends that sex education should be a compulsory part of the national curriculum in primary and secondary schools under a new curriculum to be introduced in September However, the plan has provoked controversy — particularly among faith-based groups.
Teenage pregnancy can have a profound impact on a teen's life. Help your child understand the options, health risks and challenges ahead. Pregnancy can be one of the most difficult experiences a teenager faces.
Every year, an estimated 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2 million girls aged under 15 years become pregnant in developing regions 12. Approximately 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2. The global adolescent birth rate has declined from 65 births per women in to 47 births per women in 6. Despite this overall progress, because the global population of adolescents continues to grow, projections indicate the number of adolescent pregnancies will increase globally bywith the greatest proportional increases in West and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa 7.