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  1. Teen Pregnancy Unit 1 – The Parenthood Decision

  2. Bell Work Please complete the Anticipation Guide on the Podium by deciding whether the statements are true of false. You probably don't know the answers to all of the statements, but use your own opinions to take your best guess. Please be sure to provide an answer for each question.

  3. 1. _____During the past 20 years, the rate of teen girls having children has increased by about 40% • 2. _____More than 400,000 teen girls give birth each year in the United States. • 3. _____Teen births represent 50% of the 4 million births each year. • 4. _____Teen birth rates in the U.S. are up to 9 times higher than in most other developed countries. • 5. _____Girls born to teen parents are almost 33% less likely to become teen parents themselves. • 6. _____Teen childbearing costs U.S. taxpayers about $9 billion each year. • 7. _____About 50% of teen mothers get a high school diploma by age 22 compared with 45% of teen girls who do not give birth. • 8. _____About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education about both abstinence and birth control.

  4. Artificial Insemination • a method of inducing pregnancy in a woman or other female mammal by injecting sperm into the womb.

  5. In Vitro Fertilization – Fertilization happens outside the body. • fertilization of an ovum by sperm outside the body when normal conception is not achievable because of a woman's low fertility. After five days, this is followed by implantation in the womb.

  6. Ovum Transfer • is a procedure that takes a healthy, fertilized egg cell (ovum) and transplants it into the uterus of another woman. This procedure is non-experimental and has been done successfully for more than 20 years as a remedy for infertility.

  7. Surrogate Mother • Surrogacy is one option for infertile couples. The couple contracts with a healthy woman who volunteers to carry their child to term. • According to the Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy, there have been at least 10,000 and as many as 28,000 surrogate births since 1976.

  8. Teen Pregnancy Unit 1 – The Parenthood Decision

  9. Parents too soon.. • Teen parents often called “Children raising children”. • Teen years are the time to finish high school, learn workplace skills, attend higher education or the military, plan for a career and explore life’s possibilities. • Most teen still need time to develop the skills and qualities they will need to be capable, caring adults, and parents.

  10. Internal Pressures • Sexual Feelings • Reluctance to communicate • Mistaken ideas • Desire for Love and Attention

  11. External Pressures • Societal Pressure • Pressure from peers • Pressure from partners

  12. Risks to the pregnant teen

  13. Risks to the baby

  14. Challenges for teen parents

  15. Wider effects of teen parenthood

  16. Options, rights, and responsibilities

  17. Sources of support