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Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing
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An unintended and in most cases unwanted pregnancy brings teenagers before a crisis. The high rate of teenage childbearing among minority and disadvantaged groups, documented in the United States and the United Kingdom, is consistent with the hypothesis that lack of opportunity and socioeconomic disadvantage contribute to teenage childbearing. There is also evidence from studies in the United States that better communication between parents and their adolescent children is associated with later sexual initiation and lower teenage childbearing. Strategies have been developed by most governments in order to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies and counter the epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Formal sex education programs may increase knowledge about reproductive health and improve the use of methods to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Adolescent pregnancy occurs in all societies but the level of teenage pregnancy and childbearing varies from country to country. The level of adolescent pregnancy varies by a factor of almost 10 across the developed countries, from a very low rate in the Netherlands 12 pregnancies per 1, adolescents per year to an extremely high rate in the Russian Federation more than per 1,
SCIE Research briefing 9: Preventing teenage pregnancy in looked after children
Some of the key findings from the report are:. Teenage pregnancy and sexual activity are, of course, complex phenomena. Teen pregnancy is often not just about sex, but rather there can be many issues involved — poverty, gender equity, and lack of access or information, to name a few. Teen pregnancy prevention efforts, then, should do more than provide young people with information about the risks and consequences of unprotected sexual activity.
The new data also show that eighth-graders smoke less, according to the report "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being The report comes after a spate of high-profile teen pregnancies: that of year-old TV star Jamie Lynn Spears, who recently gave birth to a daughter, as well as the pregnancies of numerous students at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts. Federal health experts said they don't know why the teen pregnancy numbers went up from to , and that not enough data have been collected to say whether it's a trend.