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  1. Teen Pregnancy Ashley Greindl and Michael Nilles

  2. Raise Your Hand… • More than 1 • More than 3 • More than 5 • More than 10

  3. Did you know? • United States #1 for pregnant teens • 750,000 teens between 15-19 get pregnant each year • Higher rates in the south- 1. Mississippi, 2. New Mexico, 3. Texas • Wisconsin ranked #40, Minnesota ranked #41 • 1 in 3 women become pregnant before age 20 • 2/3 between 18-19

  4. Sub-Cultures • Hispanic-Americans: 70.1 live births • African-Americans: 59 live births • American Indians: 55.5 live births • Caucasians: 25.6 live births • Asian Americans: 14.6 live births

  5. Why get pregnant? • 80% of pregnancies are unintended • Uninformed about birth control • Not enough $ • “Won’t happen to me!”

  6. “Perks” of having a baby • 20%of births are planned • Teen girls want to be loved • Babies fix relationships, right? • To get fame and glory • Gloucester High School pregnancy pact

  7. An Experiment… • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzgXBpDZxqU

  8. Pregnancy in the Media

  9. Social Aspects • Media glorifies pregnancy • Part of pop culture- we are desensitized • More good times than bad • Teen pregnancy = fame

  10. Ethical Aspects • Pregnant teens are still judged • Sex before marriage is bad • Teens seen as sluts, whores, irresponsible, etc • Sexually active teens wish they had waited

  11. Your Choices • Keep Baby • Abortion • Adoption

  12. Political Aspects • Abortion is illegal in 30 states • Legal in 20 under certain circumstances • In 38 states, at least 1 parent needs to know • Both parents in MN • Baby daddies take paternity tests- custody and child support

  13. What happens to the moms?

  14. Future for Teen Moms • 1.5% of teen moms get a college degree by age 30 • 80% of unwed teen mothers end up on welfare • Average income without a college degree = $30,000 • $11,600 a year to raise a child • Harder to have a career • Life is no longer “normal”

  15. What happens to the kids? • More likely to be born prematurely • Tend to do poorly in school • More likely to live in poverty • Higher rates of abuse and neglect • More likely to be incarcerated • More likely to become teen parents themselves

  16. References • Unique Needs of Children Born to Teen Parents - Fast Facts - Healthy Teen Network  . (n.d.). Healthy Teen Network  . Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B3EEAA079-A14B-482D-B17D-895AD0CEBFE4%7D&DE=%7B199D3A2F-063E-41DB-BEBE-F492E22A2709%7D • Teen Birthrates: Where Does Your State Rank? - US News and World Report. (n.d.). Health News Articles - US News Health. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2009/01/08/teen-birthrates-where-does-your-state-rank • 30, a., & degree. , o. 1. (n.d.). Teen Pregnancy Statistics - Teen Pregnancy . Teen Help - Advice for Parents and Teens. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-pregnancy/teen-pregnancy-statistics.html • Parental Consent and Notification Laws. (n.d.). Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/parental-consent-notification-laws-25268.ht • Teen Pregnancy Facts and Stats - NCPTP. (n.d.). ITA - Information Technology Associates Immigration USA for Windows. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://www.theodora.com/teddy/newyork/ • Are Teenage Girls Getting Pregnant On Purpose? | Pink and Black Magazine. (n.d.). Pink and Black Magazine | . Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://pinkandblack-magazine.com/2011/07/20/are-teenage-girls-getting-pregnant-on-purpose/Lowen, L. (n.d.). 10 Teen Pregnancy Facts - Rates and Statistics in the U.S.. Women's Issues - All About Women's Issues. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://womensissues.about.com/od/datin