Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes. It will be much easier for you to talk with your child if you have thought through these questions:. Talk with your children early and often about sex and love. Be specific.
About Teen Pregnancy
About Teen Pregnancy | CDC
In , a total of , babies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years. Still, the U. Teen birth rates declined from to for most racial groups and for Hispanics. In , the birth rates of Hispanic teens
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Teenage pregnancy , also known as adolescent pregnancy , is pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth.
They may want to keep the pregnancy a secret from everyone, even their parents and the father of the child. If you are a teenager and pregnant, you must tell at least one person: your doctor. Teen pregnancy is at a historic low in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the majority of teen pregnancies are still unplanned, putting mom and baby at a higher risk for health problems.