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Jessica Zamora ChavarrĂ­a English IV

Important facts about teen pregnancy Most teenager girls don't plan to get pregnant, but many do. These are some facts about teen pregnancy:

ď‚— About 3 in 10 teenage girls become pregnant at least once before age 20.


About 1 in 4 teen mothers under age 18 have a second baby within 2 years after the birth of their first baby.

ď‚— Teen mothers are more likely than mothers over age 20 to give birth prematurely (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy). (Foundation, 2012)

s e c n e u q e s n o c e r a ? What y c n a n g e r p e g a n e of te ď‚— With her education cut short, a teenage mother may lack job skills, making it hard for her to

find and keep a job. A teenage mother may become financially dependent on her family or on public assistance. Teen mothers are more likely to live in poverty than women who delay childbearing, and more than 75 percent of all unmarried teen mothers go on welfare within 5 years of the birth of their first child. (Foundation, 2012)

ď‚— About 64 percent of children born to an unmarried teenage high-school dropout live in

poverty, compared to 7 percent of children born to women over age 20 who are married and high school graduates.3 A child born to a teenage mother is 50 percent more likely to repeat a grade in school and is more likely to perform poorly on standardized tests and drop out before finishing high school. (Foundation, 2012)

ď‚— Life may be difficult for a teenage mother and her child. Teen mothers are more

likely to drop out of high school than girls who delay childbearing. Only 40 percent of teenagers who have children before age 18 go on to graduate from high school, compared to 75 percent of teens from similar social and economic backgrounds who do not give birth until ages 20 or 21. (Foundation, 2012)

o o b a T It is really important prevent the abortion, before the girls become pregnant is important to talk with them and be open mind with sexual information, contraceptive methods and all kind of information about these topic, because some girls or the most of girls feel embarrassed when asking something about sexuality.

In these time, in 2014 we need to leave the taboo about sexuality, because its a reality that most of girls between 13 and 19 years old have sex relations without protection, and that its the lack of information and keeping these topics like “forbidden" to talk, cause the most of pregnancies in ages inadequate.

Abortion in Costa Rica In Costa Rica we need to stop with these problem, it is true that a child is a bless in the life of some people, but in young girls or teenagers can be a limit to get a better life, to finish their studies and get a good job. For that reason many girls take a bad decision because they feel scare when they discover that they are pregnant.

Despite a public health care system designed to meet the health needs of the entire population, issues with internal corruption and demographic changes have continued to hamper its viability. While common use of contraception and the presence of skilled personnel at 98 percent of births in Costa Rica are effective measures against unintended pregnancy and maternal death and disability overall, a high incidence of adolescent pregnancy and complications due to unsafe abortion persist. (Inc, 2014)

While the Costa Rican government has taken steps to address these problems, the strong presence of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the continued use of abstinenceonly-until-marriage curricula in schools, make abortion under any circumstance highly stigmatized and may hinder the likelihood of contraceptive use among unmarried adolescents. (Inc, 2014)

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ď‚— Foundation, M. o. (Julio de 2012). March of Dimes Foundation. Recuperado el 27 de Marzo de 2014, de

ď‚— Inc, P. P. (2014). Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. Retrieved Marzo 27, 2014, from

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