In Oklahoma, the state with the third highest teen-pregnancy rate in the country, advocates and educators in Tulsa have found a balance that has not only lowered teen birth rates in the county but respects young people who do get pregnant. At any given time, there are approximately 3, pregnant or parenting young people in the Tulsa Public School district, according to Strong Tomorrows. According to Power to Decidea campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy is the leading reason girls drop out of school, accounting for a third of all dropouts among teen girls nationwide.
At 15, most girls are thinking about clothes, boys, and parties. But Jamie got pregnant—and now she's focused on raising her son. It was Friday morning, first period, and I was in my science class, just like a typical kid in a typical high-school science room.
Teenage pregnancyalso known as adolescent pregnancyis 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.
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At a court hearing on Friday, the teens were released into the custody of their parents and ordered not to have any contact with the baby. The grandmother, Karla Antimo, was be released on a recognizance bond. Her attorney, Ruben Herrera, said she was allowed to go free pending trial because she was the one who took the baby to the firehouse and has no criminal history, a steady job and a family.
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The good news about teen pregnancy is that overall rates are dropping. Aboutbabies were born to mothers ages 15 to 19 inwhich is a record low rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC attributes this success to lower levels of sexual activity and higher use of birth control among teens.
A child whose mother had her as a teenager is set up to have a tough life. Compared with peers whose parents gave birth later, this child is at a greater risk of being born prematurelyof struggling to acquire basic skills such as literacy and self-control, and of underperforming in school. This child is also more likely to become a teen mother herself.