This issue has taken on new importance given the increasing use of managed care networks by state Medicaid programs, which often have heavy caseloads of women in their childbearing years who need a wide variety of reproductive health services.
Between andthe rate of births to teens rose 24 percent, from 50 to 62 births per 1, females aged 15— This study seeks to establish the extent to which teenage pregnancy contributes to school dropout among girls in Embu municipality.
According to the World Health Statisticsthe average global birth rate among 15—19 year olds is 49 per girls, whereas country rates range from 1 to births per girls.
While in many settings, rules are currently being liberalized to provide for possibility of re-entry, the number of those returning back to school is still very low. Today, the first sexual activity is initiated at a much younger age, and the use rate of contraception among this age group, however, is rather low [ 1819 ].
Another factor shaping the course of the project was the fact that men have largely been excluded from the research, programs, and policies designed to reduce unintended pregnancy in the United States. Adverse effects of teenage pregnancies Female reproduction has always been risky and doubtless pregnancies and births are, independent of maternal age, critical phases in the life of mother and fetus.
At the same time, it is important to point out that in these European countries, especially the Scandinavian ones, up to three-quarters of these nonmarital births are to couples who are cohabitating, which may provide a family context for children that is similar to that provided by marital unions.
Whats worse is that thirty eight percent of our youth are already in a live-in arrangement. These troubling data raise a critical, largely ignored question: To what extent are pregnancies among adolescent and unmarried women intended, especially those occurring among poor women?