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Can you imagine a teenage girl as a mother? It is a matter of great sorrow that many girls are becoming the victim of teenage pregnancy. There are many causes for the problem and the results are very much dangerous for our society. I believe that lack of sex education, sexual abuse and the danger of new technology are mainly responsible for maternal mortality, single parenthood and school dropouts which are the ultimate results of teenage pregnancy. I am looking at the issue of “teenage pregnancy” from multiple cause and multiple effect point of view.

I believe that teenage pregnancy is one of the serious problem in our country. If we can find reasons behind the problem and the results of it, then it will be easier to come up with proper solution. So we should have some knowledge on it. Therefore, I have read some articles and talked with an expert who is a senior lecturer of Public Health, Brac University. Actually, I have learnt some causes of teenage pregnancy as well as some effects of the problem by reading and talking with Nuzhat (an expert).

First of all, I want to talk about the causes of teenage pregnancy. The lack of education on safe sex is one of the main causes. It can be learnt from parents, schools or any other health related institutions. Many teenagers are not taught about the methods of birth control and how to deal with peers who pressure them into having sex before they are ready. Moreover, lack of parental guidance and supervision is closely related to this problem. In fact, most teenage mothers have not been educated about sex due to lack of communication between the teenagers and their parents. As a result, the teenagers face problem like risky and unhealthy productivity which is really unexpected. According to the article written by Susan Mayor has pointed out a data that is research from Bangladesh showed that the risk of maternal mortality may be five times higher for mothers aged 10 to 14 than for mothers aged 20 to 24. The...
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