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M7 A2 Teen Pregnancy


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M7 A2 Teen Pregnancy

  1. 1. Teen Pregnancy:<br />Rise, Birth Defects, and School<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />PSY 492/ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY<br />
  2. 2. Population of Adolescents Ages 10-19 by Race: 2000(American Psychological Association, p. 5)<br />Race Percent of total<br />White only <br /> 70%*<br />Black only <br />15%<br />Asian/Pacific Islander only <br /> 4%<br />American Indian/Alaska Native only <br /> 1%<br />Some other race only <br />7%<br />Two or more races <br /> 3%<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  3. 3. Teen Pregnancy and Variables<br />Young men from more disadvantaged neighborhoods were significantly more likely to be non-white, not reside with both parents, have a mother who had a child before age 20 years, and have household income below the poverty line than were those residing in non-disadvantaged neighborhoods (Table 2). (Lindberg, PhD & Orr, PhD, 2011, p. 271)<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  4. 4. Inadequate Development<br />During the Middle Adolescent Stage, there is more experimentation with risky behaviors of drug use and unprotected sex.<br /><ul><li>9% of youth reported ever having had sexual intercourse.
  5. 5. 69% reported use of a condom
  6. 6. 43% reported more than one partner
  7. 7. 8% of adolescents experienced oral sex
  8. 8. 3% had only received oral sex
  9. 9. 2% had only given oral sex (De Rosa et al., 2010, p. 200).</li></ul>Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  10. 10. States and Teen Pregnancy<br />In 1998, the state of south Carolina had the eighth highest rate in the nation of live births to teens aged 15 to 17 years old (National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2000; Ventura, Curtin, & Mathews, 2000).<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  11. 11. Parental Responsibility<br />Parents are children’s first teachers at every stage of development. It is the parents responsibility to develop a relationship with their child, pediatrician, teacher, school counselor, social worker, and community programs to gain the knowledge about adolescent development in which they are lacking. <br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  12. 12. Teen Fathers<br />When it comes to teen parenting, most of the emphasis are typically focused on the teen mom and not the boy.<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  13. 13. Community Programs<br />Arizona Youth & Family Services, Inc.<br />It is a program that not only focuses on crisis situations but also on pregnancy prevention, teaching skills to overcome barriers that are a hindrance to personal growth and health of the family. <br />55 East Thomas Road, Suite 200<br />Phoenix, AZ 85012<br />Phone: 602-277-4833<br />Fax: 602-277-4820<br />Email:<br />Phoenix Children’s Hospital<br />Teen-to-Tot Program<br />A clinic for teen parents and their children which also provides parenting education and personal growth/development.<br />1919 E. Thomas Road<br />Phone: 602-546-0945<br />M-F 8:30 am – 4:00 pm<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  14. 14. Government Funding<br />Title X of the Publix Health Service Act, authorized by the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 with providing support to programs that promoted premarital chastity and traditional values (Irvine, 2002)<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  15. 15. Conclusion<br />In conclusion, parents must take the active roll of by having a positive relationship with their adolescent, increase their knowledge of adolescent development, take part in parenting classes, get involved with their children’s schools, and community programs.<br />Dovie A. Gordon<br />
  16. 16. References<br /><ul><li>American Psychological Association. (2002). Population of Adolescents Ages 10-19 by Race: 2000. A reference for Professionals: Developing Adolescents, 1-43. doi: Retrieved from
  17. 17. De Rosa, C. J., Ethier, K. A., Kim, D. H., Cumberland, W. G., Afifi, A. A., & Kotlerman, J. (2010, September). Sexual Intercourse and Oral Sex Among Public Middle School Students: Prevalence and Correlates. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 42 (3), 197-205. doi: 10.1363/4219710
  18. 18. Herman, J. W., & Waterhouse, J. K. (2010, October 14). What Do Adolescents Think About Teen Parenting?. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33 (4), 577-592. doi: 10.1177/0193945910381761
  19. 19. Lindberg, L. D., PhD, & Orr, M., PhD (2011, February). Neighborhood-Level Influences on Young Men’s Sexual and reproductive Health Behaviors. American Journal of Public Health, 101 No. 2(), 271-275. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.185769Retrieved from</li></ul>Dovie A. Gordon<br />