There are many options available in the United States for pregnant teens. This article offer tips on where to get pregnant teen help. Keep reading to learn the statistics on teen mothers and education. Learn how you can help a pregnant teen make the best choices.
We recommend finding classes in your area to help in deciding if having a child is right for you. These classes on pregnancy and parenting are held at community centers and hospitals throughout the U.S.
You will find that there are many options available to teens today. Adoption, Abortion, Transition Programs, and keeping the child are all options. We will discuss each of these in depth in this section on the site. We feel all of these need some attention, but we do not believe abortion should be considered. At PregnantTeenHelp.org we promote many other options. Abortion is included because we aim to educate people on all options, give teen pregnancy statistics, etc.
Why do we want to help people find options? Some more information :
Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school (only one-third receive a high school diploma) and only 1.5% have a college degree by age 30. There is a direct correlation between teenage pregnancy and poverty. Teen mothers are more likely to end up on welfare (nearly 80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare).
The children of teenage mothers have lower birth weights, are more likely to perform poorly in school, and are at greater risk of abuse and neglect.
The sons of teen mothers are 13 percent more likely to end up in prison while teen daughters are 22 percent more likely to become teen mothers themselves.
This information is reason enough to make us want to help the situation.