Teenage Pregnancy: Chapter 1 Introduction

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This chapter deals with the background of the study, hypothesis, importance of the study, scope and limitation, and statement of the problem. INTRODUCTION
Teenage pregnancy refers to pregnancy in a female under the age of 20. Lack of awareness about the causes and effects of teenage pregnancy is more often than not, a result of lack of proper communication between teenagers and their parents. Government statistics on female adolescent pregnancies indicate that the total number of annual births changed little over the preceding 10 years, but the number of teenage pregnancies rose 70 percent, from 114,205 in 1999 to 195,662 in 2009. The children of teen mothers are more likely to be born prematurely with a low birth weight, predisposing them to many other lifelong conditions. The hardships do not stop at birth for these children. The children are at higher risk and are usually plagued by intellectual, language, and socio-emotional delays. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

This study aims the readers to be aware about teenage pregnancy. Some causes of teenage pregnancy are customs and traditions that lead to early marriage (developing countries), adolescent sexual behavior which may also be influenced by alcohol and drugs, lack of education and information about reproductive sexual health including lack of access to tools that prevent pregnancies, peer pressure to engage in sexual activity, incorrect use of contraception, sexual abuse that leads to rape, poverty, exposure to abuse, violence and family strife at home, low self-esteem, and low educational ambitions and goals. HYPOTHESIS

This research study is entitled ‘Future vs Pleasure’ meaning, this study wants to know the perspectives of people about teenage pregnancy. The researchers want to find out if the students like them are aware of teenage pregnancy. Students need guidance from their parents, in order for them to know the possibilities and their responsibilities...
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