January 27, 2023

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Teenage Pregnancy – 5 Traumatic Effects of Teen Pregnancy!

Stress is the driving factor that causes a young adolescent to enter into relationship. Earliest signs of pregnancy bring added stress. The teenage girls are too young to face this challenge. It is difficult for them to decide that what they should do with their pregnancy. There are many other negative factors that follow teenage pregnancy. Here are some important traumatic effects of the teenage pregnancy.

The Age of Adolescent: It is between 10 and 19. Conceiving at this age can be life threatening. The mortality rates are four folds more for pregnant teenagers who are between the ages of 15 and 19, compared to the ones who are of the age 25 to 29. The baby is also at an increased risk of complications. The mortality rates are even worse for the ages between 10 and 14.

High School Education: It becomes difficult for teens to complete their education after getting pregnant. The drop out rate is very high. Only 41% teens, who give birth to baby before 18 years, become high school graduates.

Academic Performance: Even if the teen plans to continue her education, it becomes difficult for her to meet the targets. She has to repeat classes and her scores are poor.

Source of Income: It becomes difficult for young mother to find a source of income. Jobs demand lot of personal skills which she certainly lacks because of incomplete education.

Malnutrition Effects: The children of teen mothers are malnourished and sometimes show retarded social or psycho development. The reason behind is that teenage mother lack skills of parenting.

These children on growing up exhibit some behaviors that are not socially acceptable. This is one of the worst effects of teen pregnancy. The son may land up in prison and daughter may follow the fore-step of her mother.