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Teenage Pregnancy

Understanding Teenage Pregnancy

Understanding Teenage Pregnancy
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Emily_Pratt]Emily Pratt

Over half a million teens become parents every year in America. Teen parents can range in age from as young as 12 years old to 19 years old. Teen pregnancy constitutes 20% of all unplanned pregnancy every year. And despite the massive campaigns carried out by the government and various health and social groups, more and more teenagers have become “unexpected” parents.

When teens become parents it is critical to their well-being that they find adequate resources to support their emotional, educational, parental development. The most important factor to consider is that you are now responsible for both your life and your child’s life...

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Welfare Queen

Not Just Another Welfare Queen

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Expert Author Kathy Henry

Not Just Another Welfare Queen
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Kathy_Henry]Kathy Henry

I did not plan to become a parent at sixteen and it has not been easy, emotionally or financially, but I do not have any regrets. Being a mother is the greatest role in my life. People have no idea how difficult and all-consuming being a parent is, particularly, a single, poor one. The right wing and the media have been in cahoots for decades in their efforts to stigmatize African American single mothers as lazy, unstable and responsible for passing on a culture of poverty from one generation to the next and those stereotypes are not true...

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