The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that one in five teen mom who give birth already have kids. The multiple children seem to be due to the fact that many of the young ladies are not using very effective birth control! Read on for more of the study.
A CDC study revealed an alarming statistic that one in five teens who give birth already have kids, and don’t us effective birth control. The study found that more than 365,000 U.S. teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 gave birth in 2010, and of those young women, 67,000 were not their first child, 8,400 of them were third births, and 1,200 were fourth or higher.
Although most teenage mothers used contraception during the postpartum period, but 22 percent of them used a high effective birth control. So why does it matter if teenager have multiple children?
The Negative Affects Of Teenage Mothers Having Multiple Children
CDC director, Tom Frieden M.D., M.P.H., talked about the devasting impact the responsibilty of family can put on a young mother.
“Repeat births can negatively impact the mother’s education and job opportunities, as well as the health of the next generation,” Dr. Frieden said. “Teens, parents, health care providers, and others need to do much more to reduce unintended pregnancies.”
Planned Parenthood’s vice president, Leslie Kantor spoke about also on how young mothers may make it harder for them to reach other opportunities when having more children.
“When young mothers postpone a second birth, they have greater educational and job opportunities,” Leslie said. “The best way to prevent teen pregnancy is by investing in effective sex education, encouraging teens to talk to their parents, and ensuring access to birth control.”
Effective Birth Control Options
There are many options of effective birth control like intrauterine devices (IUDS) are considered the most effective long term birth control options that have is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
There are also condoms, the birth control pill, injection rings, and diaphragms, but they are considered as less effective.
So HollywoodLifers, are you suprised by the statistics? What do you think should be done about lowering the number of teen pregnancy?
— Nicole Weaver