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What are the burdens of teen sex and unplanned pregnancies?

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Teen pregnancy places enormous burdens on young mothers and young fathers. Statistics show that teen girls who get pregnant tend to have fewer opportunities to further their educations. Many drop out of school to raise their children.

From: Teen Sex and Pregnancy Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade , National Guidelines Task Force, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1996. 

Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Pregnancy , The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999.

Eng, T. , National Academy Press, 1997.  The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Santelli, J. , 1999. Adolescent Medicine

American Pregnancy Association. 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 

Pregnancy Info Net.

Advocates for Youth. 

Iwannaknow.org. 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:  

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade , National Guidelines Task Force, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1996. 

Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Pregnancy , The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999.

Eng, T. , National Academy Press, 1997.  The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Santelli, J. , 1999. Adolescent Medicine

American Pregnancy Association. 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 

Pregnancy Info Net.

Advocates for Youth. 

Iwannaknow.org. 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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