The high statistics of teen pregnancy reveal that many teenagers become pregnant either out of their genuine will or unintentionally. On the onset of puberty, female teenagers look at the world with a different perspective. Falling in love and sharing an intimate relationship with their special someone refers to the common experiences that are faced by every other teenage girl. Most of such intimate relationships lead them to physical intimacy or early marriage and thus they become pregnant. However, in most of the cases, the teenage pregnancy is unwanted and as the statistics speak they occur mostly to the unwed mothers. This means that, although they do not want to become pregnant, but engaging in physical relationships with their partners result in unwanted pregnancy.
Scientifically speaking, the more intercourse a teenage girl has, the higher are the chances for her to become pregnant. The question might pop in our mind that is it always that a teenage girl becomes pregnant as a consequence of willing physical intimacy with the partner? This might not always the case. Since we know that rape is social stigma that is pretty much prevalent around the world and they are mostly targeted at the teenage girls. They often lead the victim to become pregnant. The first notion that crosses our minds when we think about rape is that it is usually done by unscrupulous strangers. However, this is not always the case; most teenage girls have become pregnant, as a result of their victimization to rape by their boyfriends or family members. Most teenage girls are forced into sexual activity by their boyfriends, who later at certain time regret the thing no matter they become pregnant or not.
We might want to ponder that why the statistics for teenagers who become pregnant are so high. This is partially due to no knowledge about the birth control. Birth control is an issue that women get to know as they grow in age and is matter that parents usually discuss with them when they have reached a certain mature age. Girls who become pregnant in teenage are probably not much familiar with the concept of birth control and are often uneducated about their probability to become pregnant from a couple of sexual activities. The other is reason is that many teenage girls are uncomfortable with taking contraceptives. For a sexually active teenager, it might be difficult for her to keep a routine of the birth control pills and especially much more difficult when the thing is kept secret from the parents. They are also avoided by some teenagers since these pills are accused of having side effects. Some teenage girls become pregnant because they have no access to reliable birth control. Most of the teenagers make use of condoms to prevent become pregnant, which is not a reliable source of preventing pregnancy and is an ineffective means of controlling birth. Since, teenagers below eighteen years of age require parental permission to get doctors prescribed contraceptives and most parents do not allow sexual activity to their kids, not at least before eighteen years of age. In this way, not having consent from adult and direct access to birth control lead majority of female teenagers to become pregnant.
Teenage pregnancy is attributed as risky. Female teenagers who become pregnant up to dismay of their parents are often faced with critical pregnancy consequences. They often stay too low on nutrients to properly cope with their condition. Being low on nutrients, doesn’t just lead to their slumping health but also pose a great threat to the life of baby and raise chances of low birth weight. These low birth weighted children are attributed to having high mortality rates upon birth and even if they survive, they experience childhood disorders such as malnutrition. In some cases, these babies have partially developed organs, and in most case that result in brain bleeding, intestinal problems as well as respiratory problems. The teenage girls who become pregnant unplanned often don’t have proper health care and lack proper social and cognitive stimulation, all of that can result in the possibility of underdeveloped intellect. Due to these reasons, the statistics say that children born to teenage mothers are highly prone to living an abusive and neglected life.
Girls, who become pregnant in teenage find it difficult to continue their high school after they have conceived. This leads to poor education and poor job opportunities for them. In case, they do not let the child up for adoption and continue to bring the child up, it becomes difficult for them to become a successful parent.