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Teenage Pregnancy Presentation

  1. 1. Contemporary Societal Concern –Teenage Pregnancy<br />Ellen Ruth and Sophie<br />
  2. 2. Teenage pregnancy (Adolescent pregnancy):<br />Pregnancy by a female, aged 13 to 19<br />Is usually understood to occur in a female who has not completed her core education–secondary school<br />Has few or no marketable skills<br />Is financially dependent upon her parents and/or continues to live at home<br />Is often mentally immature and unprepared<br />Medical Dictionary<br />
  3. 3. Teenage pregnancies have been a problem for many years.<br />Several issues associated with teenage pregnancy: <br />Social<br />Economic<br />Cultural<br />Educational<br />political issues. <br />Becoming a norm in western societies<br />
  4. 4. When a teenager becomes a parent there are many implications that are generally not thought of for example: <br />Education <br />Less employment opportunities<br />Lower income <br />Welfare support<br />Dependence upon other family members or their community <br />And infrequent long-lasting relationships. <br />
  5. 5. Likely/potential biological problems in the mother:<br /><ul><li>increased risks of miscarriage
  6. 6. premature labour
  7. 7. blood pressure problems
  8. 8. prenatal mortality</li></ul>Negative impacts on the child<br />
  9. 9. Prevention of unplanned pregnancy in adolescents has become an international medical priority<br />Teenage Pregnancy Strategy was introduced in 1999, where they pledged to halve pregnancies for under-18s by mid-2010<br />The rate of teenage pregnancy is now 13.3% lower than it was in 1998. <br />
  10. 10. The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy has 2 strands<br />Most teenage pregnancies are unplanned and around half end in abortion.<br />The under 18 conception rate is now 13.3 per cent lower than in 1998.<br />Many areas have managed to lower their rates of teen pregnancy.<br />Teenage Pregnancy Strategy 2010<br />
  11. 11. The Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group (TPIAG)<br />The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy:<br />National reduction in the under-18 conception rate of 11% and a 23% decrease in the under-18 birth rate.<br />The positive impacts that the strategy has had in relation to young mothers in education.<br />
  12. 12. “A nation of bad parents: Britain’s youngsters amongst world’s worst for drinking, smoking and teenage pregnancy, warns the OECD” – Mail Online<br />“Teenage Pregnancy falls to Lowest in a Decade” – The Sunday Times<br />“Shock rise in teenage pregnancies hits government strategy” – The Sunday Times<br />Conflicting Media Coverage<br />
  13. 13. Sociological:<br />- Robert Merton’s (1949) development on Durkeim’s strain theory<br /><ul><li>Howard S. Becker’s concept of “Labelling Theory”.</li></ul>Psychological:<br />- Piaget’s Constructivist perspective<br />Sociological and Psychological Theories<br />
  14. 14. Thank you for listening! <br />

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