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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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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

Irresponsible behavi: Many teenagers cannot see the long-term consequences of their actions at the moment. Ignorance about how one gets pregnant is responsible for many of the pregnancies. A general feeling of "it won't happen to me "can also be put as responsible. ...Read more

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Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Teen pregnancy rates: Have been declining for the past twenty years, and the U.S. Teen birth rate was the lowest ever in 2010 (last data available). But the U.S. Rate is one of the highest among industrialized nations. Comprehensive sex education and easily available effective birth control lowers teen pregnancy rates. Abstinence-only programs do not work. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy?

What's the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy?

See below: Abstinence is the best thing. If not use of condoms and birth control pills. ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

Political question: Not strictly a medical question. Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place. If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy responsibility falls on the unprepared shoulders of the adolescent parents and their families. ...Read more

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What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

The more stable a: Family unit, the better for the baby. Having children oneself when one is still in need of a lot of support and growth is difficult. If a family is in that situation, as much support as possible is best. Avoiding the situation is best. ...Read more

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Teenage pregnancy advice?

Teenage pregnancy advice?

Best advice: Is to not get pregnant. If pregnant then see an obstetrician and follow their guidelines to have a healthy baby! (I do not advise getting vaccines while pregnant, but that is your decision). Eat well, lots fresh fruits and veggies, do your best to stay calm and not get stressed and enjoy. ...Read more

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What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

Low, but not zero: But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap. ...Read more

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

See below: Better education and awareness of teenage pregnancy and its consequences. Freer access to otc birth control methods. ...Read more

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Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

NO: Cheerleaders do not increase the rate of teenage pregnancy. Unprotected sex in teenagers does. Lets not unfairly blame a group of athletes for a societal problem. ...Read more

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Disciplined: It is the job of parents and school to provide old fashioned discipline, not the pediatrician's job. It is all part of the decadence that is creeping into our culture. ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and parenting?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and parenting?

See below: Should be avoided. Having children is a big responsibility. Teenagers are not ready to assume the responsibility. Children are a life time commitment, not a momentary fad. ...Read more

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What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...Read more

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How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?

How does lack of parental care harm a child of a teenage pregnancy?

>risk for both: Absence of prenatal care puts mom & baby into the risks of pregnancy before 1900 when childbirth was a leading factor in maternal death. Teens have >risk of toxemia in pregnancy, (>bp+seizures), some types of birth defects etc. Absence of prenatal care >risk of avoidable baby complications and complicated birth. Advanced medical care during labor/delivery or later may not save you from bad choices. ...Read more

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Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Teenage pregnancy: We all need an environment of love and support, especially a teen age girl, to grow and to have hope for the future. At times, some may want a baby for love and companionship.
Meanwhile, teen-age pregnancy ratio is now at the lowest since it's recorded.
Medically, we are shifting to more dependable birth controls. ...Read more

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What are the signs of teenage pregnancy? Bigger clothes, loss of appetite, what else?

What are the signs of teenage pregnancy? Bigger clothes, loss of appetite, what else?

Get a urine test: Free at your local health dept, inexpensive at your local grocery or pharmacy or walmart. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors encourage mass vasectomy programs for young men to prevent teenage pregnancy?

Why don't doctors encourage mass vasectomy programs for young men to prevent teenage pregnancy?

Your kidding right?: Reversal of this procedure, even with the best surgeons, is unsuccessful in a significant number of cases. To be helpful, the age group from 14-30 would be the primary target. Parents would not agree to do so for the teens, and the young adults would run the other way if approached. In short we can't get dog owners to neuter their pets, and we wouldn't get any takers for this idea either. ...Read more

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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. 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