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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

(SOCIAL STUDIES) PT 4 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND FAMILY LAW

TEENAGE PREGNANCY



Based on cultural values, attitudes towards teenage pregnancy can be viewed negatively or positively. We are now aware that in today's Caribbean societies, potential health threats associated with teenage pregnancy, as well as the negative impact it has on the mother's education.

There are also cultural values that most times encourage abstinence of any form of sexual activities until later years, and within a stable relationship.

In spite of steps been taken to address the constant issue of teenage pregnancy, it tends to soar to a high rate especially within the Caribbean.



Teenage pregnancy can become a social issue when unplanned pregnancies interrupts a young person's life. Concerns of high health risk can include:

* Fetal death (a stillborn baby)

* Infant morbidity (where the child is prone to sickness)

* Infant mortality (where the child dies before its first birthday )

* Health risks for the mother 


     

   







    

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