teen pregnancy

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Welsh bacc teenage pregnancy presentation

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A teen pregnancy is defined as a teenage or underage girl usually within the ages of 13-19 becoming pregnant. The term in everyday speech usually refers to women who have not yet reached legal adulthood.

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The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the western industrialized world, 1 in 3 teenage girls under 19 years old will become pregnant, however in England and Wales we have reached a new record.

Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is the lowest since 1969 at 27.9 conceptions per 1,000 women aged 15-17.

This is a drop of 10% on the previous year, but experts say it is not enough to bring the UK in line with other western European countries.

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For pregnant teens between the ages of 15 to 17, 16% will suffer fetal losses, 28% will have induced abortions and 56% actually give birth but this includes babies given up for adoption.

Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.

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In a survey taken in 2011, 200 girls were asked about their first time having sex and 92% said they wished they had waited and felt pressured by their partners to have sex.

A sexually active teen who doesn't use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year and almost 50% of teens have never considered how a pregnancy would affect their lives.

Research shows that 8 out of 10 teen dads don't marry the mother of their child and about 25% of teen moms have a 2nd child within 24 months of their first baby.

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By having a child so...