Teen pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs in young females aged between 13 and 19.
Teen pregnancy is also known as adolescent pregnancy.
The rate of teen pregnancy is very high in the United States when compared to other developed countries.
It is found that, in the United States, yearly, approximately one million teenage girls are becoming pregnant.
Out of these, ninety-five percent are unintended pregnancies and nearly one-third of these results in pregnancy termination.
The chances of having teen pregnancy are more if you begin dating at early stages of your teenage.
It is estimated that dating at an age 12 has ninety-one percent chances of involving in sexually activities prior to age 19. However, dating at age 13 has only fifty-six percent chance of sexual involvement.
The main cause of teen pregnancy is adolescent sexual behavior. Remember that all teenage pregnancies develop due to sexual activities during adolescent stage, whether intentional or unintentional.
It is found that teen pregnancy is more in high-school-aged virgins who are getting engaged in sexual activities during teenage, thus acquiring sexual transmitted diseases.
Sexual transmitted diseases are the diseases that transmit from person to person during sexual activities.
Getting pregnant in the teenage and deciding what to do about an unplanned teen pregnancy is very difficult. There are several options to make decision about your teen pregnancy.
The first option is to continue your pregnancy and have the baby. This can be taken as a choice for your teen pregnancy only when you are able to take care of the child.
The other option is to continue the pregnancy and give up the baby for adoption. Make it as a choice when you are unable to take care of the baby. For this, you need to prepare yourself (physically and emotionally) and also stick on the decision throughout your life.
The next option is to continue your pregnancy and provide foster parent care for the baby for a very short time. This means, your baby is to be cared by another person until you prepare well to raise the baby.
Another option is to give birth to the baby and stay along with your parents. In order to make this choice, you need to inform and convince your parents about your teen pregnancy.
The final option is to terminate your teen pregnancy through abortion, a medical procedure to terminate pregnancy. A health care provider performs this medical procedure. An abortion can be done through medications or surgical procedures.
Before the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, the pregnancy termination can be done using abortion pills such as mifepristone and misoprostol. The surgical abortion procedure that is used in this period is called vacuum aspiration.
It is very safe and inexpensive to terminate pregnancy in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy[12 weeks pregnant]. In order to perform a surgical abortion procedure, you need to spend few hours in the hospital for recovery, although the procedure takes only five minutes.
In order to avoid these options, it is always good to prevent teen pregnancy through contraceptives!