Teen Pregnancy

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7.5 Teen Pregnancy Work FileRaquel Rossi

Complete each of the activities below.
Fact: Teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of school and only about one-third obtain a high school diploma. Fact: Teenage births are associated with lower annual income for the mother, 80% of whom eventually rely on welfare. 1. Read the two facts above and choose one of them. Discuss the possible ramifications for the teen parent’s future and the future of the child. (5 sentence minimum) (10 points) fact1: Teenage mothers who become pregnant while still in school ushually drop out. When they do drop out they give alot up,ushually never getting a diploma,never experiencing prom dance and other activities. When they have their baby there could be complications because they are soo young.The teen parent will most likely never finish school and even if they did it would be way harder because they would need to find a babysitter for there child on top of a job to support them. The child will not be able to see the mom as much because of work or school and the child or mother might not be as healthy as it should because the teen mom is soo young and probably does'nt know much about being a mom, she might not be taking her vitamins,eating right, or even worse she could be doing drugs. The baby might not develope good habits either.This would just overwhelm the teen and probibly have her really stressed out.

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2. One of the big health risks of a baby born to a teen mother is low birth weight. What are two risks associated with babies who are born with low birth weight? (10 points/5 each)

a.Infant and childhood disorders and a higher rate of infant mortality

b.Low-birthweight babies are more likely to have organs that are not fully developed, which can result in complications, such as bleeding in the brain, respiratory distress syndrome, and intestinal problems.

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3. In addition to increased health risks, children born to teenage...
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