Teenage Pregnancy

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Rachelle Jones
March 21, 2011
Mr. Martin
English III

Outline for Teenage Pregnancy
I. Introduction
II. Teenage Pregnancy #1:Alarming volumes
A. Statistic’s
B. Coast to taxpayers
III. Teenage Pregnancy#2:Impacts
A. School
B. Health risks
C. Parenting
IV. Teenage Pregnancy#3:prevention
A. Abstinence
B. Sex education
C. Contraceptive
V. Conclusion
VI. Conclusion :Analytical summary
A. Affects at school
B. Parental care
C. Sex education
VII. Thesis reworded
VIII. Concluding statement

As far back as 1957 teenage pregnancy has been a standing issue. It may surprise some to learn that the teen birth rate was 50% higher in 1957 than it is now. Fifty years later, the pregnancy rate has fallen. Even so, the rate in the United States remains high and is still a problem that needs a solution. Teenagers who give birth before they are capable of raising a child place many burdens on themselves and their families, both financially and mentally. Teenage pregnancy has long lasting impacts on the mom’s health, performance in school, and the baby’s development. However, teenage pregnancies can be avoided, or decreased, through prevention. This involves abstinence, use of contraceptives, and sex education. To get a better idea why teenage pregnancy is such a nationwide problem, here are some statistics: 56% of young women and 73% of young men today have had intercourse before age 18. Each year, nearly one million teenagers in the US become pregnant; 56% of teens who give birth keep their babies while 28% chose abortion. More than 40 % of women give birth before they reach 20 yrs old (Nolan and Mary, 2003). These are alarming volumes of teenage pregnancies in the United States.

“The Robin Hood Foundation estimates that adolescent childbearing costs the U.S taxpayers about $6.9...
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