–Teen Pregnancy–

The topic i have chosen is teen pregnancy and I have researched about the Disparities in teen birth rates. With this being said Teen birth rates declined for all races and for Hispanics in 2013 from 2012. Among 15–19 year olds, from 2012–2013 teen birth rates decreased 9% for non-Hispanic whites, 11% for non-Hispanic blacks and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), and 10% for Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics.Despite these declines, substantial disparities persist in teen birth rates, and teen pregnancy and childbearing continue to carry significant social and economic costs. Now that there are so many little girl or teens getting pregnant it is costing our world huge financial problems for being hospitalized. One thing that also came to my concern is if I they get kicked out of there homes where will they live from there? There are several homes for them but what about after that? So many questions that I will try to get answered… 


My project

What topic have you chosen?

Why did you choose  this topic?

what have you done with you topic so far?

I have decided to research and raise awareness over Teen Pregnancy. I have chosen this topic because over the summer I went to a shelter for young teens who have gotten pregnant and their parents have kicked them out. When I left the house for the troubled teens i might have left there but the thought of learning and raising awareness never  left me. I have researched about ways to raise awareness and how many  people are affected by this.I have also started to see that over the years the number of pregnant teens have increased enormously.

In 2013, a total of 273,105 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 26.5 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is insane this is probably over 30% of us teens I will do my best to raise awareness about this project.