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  1. TEEN PREGNANCY

  2. Teen pregnancy health hazards: • Complications include- • Miscarriage • Still birth • Prematurity • Birth defects • Neurological disabilities

  3. Sources of Help: • Father-to-be • Parents • Clergy • School Personal • Family Planning Counselors

  4. Parenting by Adolescents • Teen mothers are: • Less aware/less knowledgeable… • Less sensitive… • Less aware of how to stimulate children’s development • Less inclined to play… • Less likely to spend time looking/talking at infant

  5. More ambivalent toward motherhood. • More prone to physical punishment • Feels sad – tense – edgy • Worries about money • Lose control of their feelings • Wouldn’t want to have children again

  6. Challenges/Risks of Teen Parents • Health Risks • Social/Emotional • Education/Career • Financial

  7. Consider the Alternatives • Adoption • Foster Care • Marriage • Single-Parenting