8 May 2013
Children Having Children: The Increase in U.S. Teen Pregnancy
There are a lot of problems occurring about teen pregnancy in the U.S. The rate of pregnancy compared to the other countries is a lot higher. Even though MTV’S Teen Mom glamourizes it’s still not realistic. What is causing teen pregnancy? As a result in increase in teen pregnancy in the U.S., emotional, financial and physical difficulty are three consequences you come across. Who is considered a teenager?
Teenagers are “ages 13-19” (Mifflin). There isn’t such an accurate number on how many teens there are in the United States, but a rough estimate is around “25-28 million teens that live in the United States”(Kcalv). There are 143.4 million female teenagers in the U.S and there is 138.1 million male teenagers in the U.S. Teen mothers differ from older mothers because they don’t have a lot of experience like these older moms do. “Take it from me, I don’t regret my decision, but I want other young women and men to just know your options!”(n.a). They really don’t know the proper way of caring and supporting the child and giving everything it needs and not bailing on it just because It is too much to handle. There are 820,000 teen moms in the U.S. The average age of a teen mom is 15-19 years old. A famous teen mom Jenelle Evans is a horrible mother in my opinon. Jenelle continues to reconcile the responsibilities of motherhood with her love of
partying. With the birth father of her son Jace out of the picture, Jenelle relies heavily on her mother Barbara. The two have an explosive relationship, which is amplified by the fact that Barbara has temporary custody of Jace. Through it all, Jenelle struggles to prove herself as a mom and responsible adult, but her party girl ways—and her trouble-maker boyfriend, Kieffer—keep leading her down the wrong path. When Jenelle and Kieffer get arrested, she must choose between changing her ways or continuing on a downward spiral...