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Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Yes: People becoming pregnant before they have the ability to care adequately for the child is a worldwide problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What is the percent of teen pregnancy in us?

What is the percent of teen pregnancy in us?

Very high: Out of wedlock births are currently exceeding those in marriage.Many of the babies are born premature and are very expensive to save. Alas, this appears to be a rot in our society that indicates a general lack of discipline while growing up. Are we any different than the ancient romans? We all know that the root of the fall of the empire was hedonism ...Read more

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What do you think of teen pregnancy outcomes?

What do you think of teen pregnancy outcomes?

Common question: The number of babies born out of wedlock in the U.S. Exceeds the number born legitimately. This is an appalling comment on the discipline that prevails in our society. ...Read more

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Why does the us have such a high teen pregnancy?

Why does the us have such a high teen pregnancy?

No education/access: Lack of good education regarding pregnancy, its prevention and effects on a young person coupled with lack of access to birth control lead to our high teen pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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Are my 1950s views about teen pregnancy outdated?

Are my 1950s views about teen pregnancy outdated?

Not at all: I share your views. The worst part of it all is the birth of so many illegitimate children. Prematurity has sky rocketed and all because of a moment of pleasure! how selfish can we be? ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

Alcohol and drugs: Disinhibit us humans. This means that we will do things when high that we would never do sober! ...Read more

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Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Yes : The teenage pregnancy rate has dropped yearly since I graduated medical school in 1990.I'm sure the "interventions" in high schools are not the sole cause of this, but certainly are in part. ...Read more

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Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Many placed: Most of the school systems have wonderful programs to teach and assist teens to prevent pregnancy and also to support them through pregnancies. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more