Can adolescent dating violence be prevented through school based programs

13 Apr

The great majority of Americans believe that teen pregnancies are a serious national problem, indeed a problem that is the major component of what is thought to be national moral decline.However, what causes these teens to become pregnant at such a young age.

[tags: Teenage Pregnancy] - Suddenly teen pregnancy IS cool. Teen pregnancy is up partly because there is less of a stigma associated with teen pregnancy since there is more of a "cultural permission" to be a younger mother.- Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old. Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old.In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”).Teen birthrates and increasing pressure from concerned families and health advocates, have finally prompted the state of Oklahoma to step forward and create prevention programs.The question in place is: are these programs enough to make a difference in the gradual rising of our state ranking in teen pregnancy.