NRS 434VN Topic 3 DQ 1
Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Describe various risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy. Research community and state resources devoted in adolescent pregnancy and describe at least two of these resources. Research the teen pregnancy rates for the last 10 years for your state and community. Has this rate increased or decreased? Discuss possible reasons for an increase or decrease.
Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Various risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy include educational issues, sexual abuse, inadequate support system at home and in the community, involvement in drugs and alcohol, low income, lack of health insurance and knowledge about pregnancy prevention. Community and state resources devoted in adolescent pregnancy include teen centers which offer peer support as well as educational resources. They also serve as drop in centers with staff that can help teens connect with medical services and other resources such as food stamps and child care assistance. Local school systems also employ social workers to work with the teen mothers and their families to link them with community resources. Teen pregnancy rates are routinely collected on the state and federal level through surveys so that planners can track local progress toward reducing teen pregnancy rates. It is important to note that rates of teen birth may not be decreasing in some areas while they are clearly reducing at a national level. This is likely due to decreases in contraception use in some localities, because abstinence-only programs were favored by politicians.
Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Many risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy must be considered, such as poverty and an inability of the child to provide any kind of care to the child. Various community and state resources are devoted in adolescent pregnancy. One such organization is Best Beginnings www.bestbeginningsalaska.org. This organization focuses on family support, counseling as well as courses on parenting and childbirth.
Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. The following are risk factors of adolescent pregnancy: teens who engage in sex at an early age, or engage in multiple sexual partners, and sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are many community resources devoted to adolescent pregnancy. For example, Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program (TPP) offers free prenatal education classes that focus on nutrition, physical fitness and lifestyle goals. There are also chances to speak with others about past experiences, share effects of daily stressors on nutrition, learn strategies for addressing family issues and finances and explore kid-oriented services through TPP, as well as other providers.
Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. At least two of these resources are state programs and community organizations that help teens who may become pregnant with support and education about family planning, parenting skills, and other issues related to becoming a parent.
Adolescent pregnancy is an issue in the U.S., with Texas currently having one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. There are many risk factors for teen pregnancy, such as poverty, previous molestation and abuse, and lack of maternal education. Community and state resources devoted to adolescent pregnancy include the Department of State Health Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and The University Health System’s Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Team at Bexar County.
Speak with various health care professionals and determine how they feel adolescent pregnancy is viewed. How do they contribute to the problem, if in any way? What are their views of the teen mother and father? Do they differ based on age or gender? Is there a different view of the baby?
In many places in the United States, adolescent pregnancy is a serious issue. To prevent this from occurring, there are different treatment plans within communities to help teens with pregnancy prevention including family planning clinics and local health resources. These statistics for teens who become pregnant has decreased over 10% .
Teen pregnancy has serious health risks for the baby and mother. It should be prevented by increasing awareness of the risk factors, providing contraceptives to teens, as well as other forms of contraceptives. Some state resources that assist with teen pregnancy are Mississippi Help Me Grow and Mississippi Birth Certificate System. Teen pregnancy is a problem in Mississippi and should be addressed.
Teenage mothers have an increased risk for medical complications such as premature labor, high blood pressure, and anemia. These medical conditions not only can affect the health of the baby, but also are dangerous to the mother. Teenagers who have babies at a young age often don’t complete high school or pursue higher education. As a result, this limits the adolescent’s ability to obtain adequate employment for them and their child. The children of teenage mothers are also more likely to experience emotional problems than those born from mothers older than 19 years old.
The Federal law requires the state to report pregnancy rates by age, race, and ethnicity. The state provides the local data, because this includes the teen pregnancy rate. These are the latest numbers: 726 births per 1000 women ages 15-19 in Duval County. In order to refer to this evidence, I can write that ” According to the 2008 Florida Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), there were more than twice as many babies born to teenagers than to women ages 20-24 in Duval County.” The conclusion is supported by research and study data stating that ” Duval County reported more than twice as many babies born to adolescents in comparison to women 20-24 years old.
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