The results were that Males noted that teenage birth rates closely mapped poverty rates in California: These women gave three main reasons for not using contraceptives: Many of the health-issues associated with teenage mothers appear to result from lack of access to adequate medical care. Prejudices are extremely difficult to overcome. Contraceptive failure rates are higher for teenagers, particularly poor ones, than for older users. Of those surveyed, almost half had been involved in unprotected sex within the previous three months. For example, in some sub-Saharan African countries, early pregnancy is often seen as a blessing because it is proof of the young woman's fertility.
Illegal abortion also holds many risks for teenage girls in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa. The drugs with the strongest evidence linking them to teenage pregnancy are alcohol , cannabis , "ecstasy" and other substituted amphetamines. Precocious puberty Girls who mature early precocious puberty are more likely to engage in sexual intercourse at a younger age, which in turn puts them at greater risk of teenage pregnancy. Young women often think of contraception either as 'the pill' or condoms and have little knowledge about other methods. They are heavily influenced by negative, second-hand stories about methods of contraception from their friends and the media. Contraceptive failure rates are higher for teenagers, particularly poor ones, than for older users. Poverty is associated with increased rates of teenage pregnancy. Correlation does not imply causation. Dating abuse and Teen dating violence Studies have indicated that adolescent girls are often in abusive relationships at the time of their conceiving. Girls under age 18 are twice as likely to be beaten by their child's father than women over age In , the government of the UK set a target to halve the under pregnancy rate by Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school. That is because the Latino population is the least uninsured group in the Unites States  Young mothers who are given high-quality maternity care have significantly healthier babies than those who do not. Role of drug and alcohol use[ edit ] Inhibition-reducing drugs and alcohol may possibly encourage unintended sexual activity. Less than one third of teenage mothers receive any form of child support, vastly increasing the likelihood of turning to the government for assistance. The maternal mortality rate can be up to five times higher for girls aged 10—14 than for women aged 20— Definition[ edit ] The age of the mother is determined by the easily verified date when the pregnancy ends, not by the estimated date of conception. Over concern about side-effects, for example weight gain and acne , often affect choice. In the Indian subcontinent , early marriage and pregnancy is more common in traditional rural communities than in cities. These women gave three main reasons for not using contraceptives: In most European countries, by contrast, once an adolescent has reached the age of consent, he or she can legally have sexual relations with adults because it is held that in general although certain limitations may still apply , reaching the age of consent enables a juvenile to consent to sex with any partner who has also reached that age. The pregnancy rate in this group, although falling, rose slightly in , to The drugs with the least evidence to support a link to early pregnancy are opioids , such as heroin , morphine , and oxycodone , of which a well-known effect is the significant reduction of libido — it appears that teenage opioid users have significantly reduced rates of conception compared to their non-using, and alcohol , "ecstasy" , cannabis, and amphetamine using peers. In those countries, sex with a minor is therefore considered statutory rape. According to The Encyclopedia of Women's Health, published in , there has been an increased effort to provide contraception to adolescents via family planning services and school-based health, such as HIV prevention education. Therefore, the definition of statutory rape is limited to sex with a person under the minimum age of consent. Prejudices are extremely difficult to overcome.
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