But over the past three decades, the rural and largely impoverished community has successfully reduced its teen pregnancy rate by more than two thirds. So what is Denmark doing right? The town is employing a few common sense strategies to make sure teens have the tools they need to have healthy sexual relationships:. At the most basic level, kids need to receive sexual health instruction in order to make healthy choices about their physical relationships.
Teenage pregnancy , also known as adolescent pregnancy , is pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth. Teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues , including lower educational levels and poverty. When used in combination, educational interventions and access to birth control can reduce unintended teenage pregnancies. In about 47 females per 1, had children well under the age of
In recognition of National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Month, Clinical Associate Professor of nursing Theresa Granger illuminates the complex social factors that contribute to unplanned teen pregnancy. Choosing when to have children is a deeply personal decision. However, 77 percent of teen pregnancies are unplanned, and many result from a lack of access to family planning care and resources, comprehensive sexual education or proper contraception.
A few weeks ago, I was at my job helping a customer when a young girl caught my attention. She could not have been older than 15, and her belly was too large to be hidden. She was noticeably pregnant, and what struck me as more odd was that she was pushing a stroller with a young infant whose only word seemed to be "mommy," referring to the young girl.