The Pros And Cons Of Teen Pregnancy

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A woman’s ability to conceive is one of the distinguishing features of the sex. For a woman to give birth to a child requires 10 months of discomfort by changes in the body physically and mentally. At the end of the ten months the woman is then charged with taking care of the new born till adulthood. Every woman who has entered the stage of puberty and beyond can produce offspring through sexual reproduction. However, the cost of a child to rear from birth to 18 on average cost $245,340 according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This is a hefty price to pay, especially those who have an unexpected pregnancy at an early age. For most women to avoid the hefty cost of carrying and caring for a child the option is planned pregnancies with the aid of birth…show more content…
It’s been widely considered among the middle to upper class families as taboo. In 2015, a total of 229,715 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a birth rate of 22.3 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is another record low for U.S. teens and a drop of 8% from 2014. Birth rates fell 9% for women aged 15–17 years and 7% for women aged 18–19 years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years. As more and more teenagers become sexually educated and are provided the options of be sexually safe the lower the rate of teen pregnancy occurs. With over the counter access to hormonal birth control the lower the rate of teen pregnancy will occur because it’s availability will open possibilities of more effective birth

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