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  1. 1. The affects of Teenage Pregnancy<br />
  2. 2. The Effect on Mothers<br />Since having children is time consuming, the mothers don’t have much time to themselves.<br />They have lower levels of educational attainment.<br />Their career options are severely limited compared to other women.<br />Only 70 percent of teen mothers complete high school or earn a GED.<br />
  3. 3. Teenage mothers are more likely to be below the poverty line.<br />Higher risk of not being able to maintain a steady job.<br />They may end up in abusive homes.<br />Their children are more likely to perform poorly in school.<br />Their daughters are likely to become teenage parents themselves.<br />
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  5. 5. The Effects on Fathers<br />Sometimes the father will choose to not stay around when he finds out he is going to have a child, and he will just abandon his responsibilities.<br />Statistics show that if the male is well educated, they are more likely than the less educated males to marry the mother of their child within 12 months of conception.<br />
  6. 6. The father tends to not feel as responsible for the child because he is not the one carrying him/her during the pregnancy.<br />Society is increasingly starting to emphasize the role of the male in the child’s life.<br />Fathers who choose to stick around tend to be committed in the child’s life.<br />
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  8. 8. The Effect on Children<br />The mothers are likely to not gain adequate weight during pregnancy, so it is likely the child will be born with a low birth weight.<br />They will have a higher infant mortality rate.<br />Higher risk of infant and childhood disorders.<br />They are less likely to receive proper nutrition, and health care.<br />They are more likely to not have much cognitive and social stimulation.<br />
  9. 9. They are more likely to have an undeveloped intellect, and attain lower academic achievement.<br />They are more likely to have problems with self control.<br />They have higher odds of being placed in special education classes.<br />They are more likely to commit delinquent acts.<br />
  10. 10. They are more likely to grow up in poverty, and not attain the skills they would need in order to get out of poverty.<br />If they are the daughter of a teenage mother, they are likely to follow in their mother’s footsteps and have a child as a teenager as well.<br />They have a higher chance of committing crimes as an adult, and of ending up on welfare support.<br />