Real Life Teens: Teen Pregnancy

Discovery Education

SKU: DC025079
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 18
Copyright: 2011

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Marc Record

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Pregnancy amongst teenagers is becoming a growing problem in todays society. About 1 million teenagers become pregnant each year and more than 530,000 give birth. Dealing with the responsibility of becoming a parent at a young age is one of the hardest tasks to take on. Many teenagers dont fully understand the large responsibility and full time commitment it takes to raise another human being, when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. It is vital that teenagers become educated about sexual responsibility, as well as ways to protect themselves from getting pregnant if theyre sexually active. Subjects Covered Include: Why do teenage girls get pregnant? Why dont teenage girls want to get pregnant? What kind of help does a teenage mother need? Is a baby born to a teenage mother more at risk than a baby born to a grown woman? What are the consequences of Teenage Pregnancy? Teen responsibility, Child support and costs of raising a child, Pregnant Teens - 2/3 drop out of school.