Every year, an estimated 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2 million girls aged under 15 years become pregnant in developing regions 12. Approximately 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2. The global adolescent birth rate has declined from 65 births per women in to 47 births per women in 6.
Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem but occur most often in poorer and marginalised communities. Many girls face considerable pressure to marry early and become mothers while they are still a child. Teenage pregnancy increases when girls are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
Through recent research, it has been recognized that pregnancy and childbirth have a significant impact on educational outcomes of teen parents. Children who are born to teen mothers also experience a wide range of problems. For example, they are more likely to:.
Teenage pregnancy refers to female adolescents becoming pregnant between the ages of These young females have not yet reached adulthood and the causes of teenage pregnancy vary greatly. Teenage pregnancy may be linked to things such as lack of education and information about reproduction, peer pressure and early engagement of sexual activity .
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When a carefree toddler reaches adolescence, she puts her footsteps to a completely new world. Though the usual age is years, it varies from country to country, race and geographical distributions. But, there is no doubt that her known world suddenly changes — a drastic change occurs in her physical, mental and social aspect.
Having the ability to check off commonly accepted parenting prerequisites — a quality education, a good job, mental and emotional stability, a safe home — can make the challenge easier to tackle and overcome. Unfortunately, adolescents who become parents often have a shortage of key life skills and other resources that are vital to the parenting process. This sad reality is supported by research showing that, on average, children who are born to teen parents are less likely to ever reach their full potential.
Most countries, developed, and underdeveloped, consider teenage pregnancy a social stigma. However, how does teenage pregnancy affect society? In case, you were wondering how, or simply looking for some information to share with your teen daughter, read our post below.
Citation this article: Cinar N, Menekse D. Affects of Adolescent Pregnancy on Health of Baby. Open J Pediatr Neonatal Care. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.