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Which would you choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Which would you  choose? Teen pregnancy or abortion?

Political question: Right-to-life versus choice. Pregnancy must automatically be associated with responsibility that often follows a thoughless moment of pleasure. They have created a human life, whether they want the baby or not. Can they discard it at will? ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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I had a lot of unprotected sex with one person. I'm scared I was gonna ask how safe abortion is and facts about it. Or teen pregnancy risk?

I had a lot of unprotected sex with one person. I'm scared I was gonna ask how safe abortion is and facts about it. Or teen pregnancy risk?

Info about pregnancy: try http://www.plannedparenthood.org or go to local branch if possible for accurate info about abortion, pregnancy prevention options. Good luck! ...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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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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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 we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

Not very effective.: Sort of like telling people not to eat or breathe. Sex is one of the major human needs and most people want to satisfy the need. There are some who will abstain but they seem to be the minority. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...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