Teen Pregnancy

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Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult experiences a young person might ever face when it interrupts school or other plans. It can create an emotional crisis resulting in feelings of shame and fear, and it may appear that you will crumble under pressures in your environment. The stress of how you are going to break this news to your parents might be even greater, and finding help may seem an impossible task.

You might think no one can help you, or you might be too embarrassed to search for help. However, denying the pregnancy or ignoring it can only make things worse for you and your baby. Denial will not take the pregnancy away; instead, you will lose the time you could have invested in prenatal care and counseling. You have options, and making a choice may be simple or difficult, depending on your situation. Check resources carefully and try to give yourself the opportunity to make the best informed decision possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Pregnant? How Can I Be Sure?, How Are Babies Made?, What Are My Options?, What About Abortion?, Can I Raise My Child Alone?, How Do I Stay Healthy?, Pregnancy Complications?, What Happens During Pregnancy?, How Do I Prevent Getting Pregnant?, How Can I Talk to My Partner?

Choices: Adoption or Parenting?
Are You Pregnant and Thinking About Adoption?, Explore Your Options, Choosing, Get the Right Kind of Support, If It Weren't True, No One Would Believe It, Teen Parenting, Teen Pregnancy - Another Approach?

Facts & Statistics
Abortion Alternatives, Abused Boys and Sons of Battered Mothers More Likely to Be Involved in Teen Pregnancies, Consequences of Teen Pregnancy, Statement by President Clinton on Teen Pregnancy, Teen Abortion, Teenage Birth Rates Down in a Majority of States, Teenage Births in the United States: 1991-1996, When Children Have Children

Resources & Support
Crisis Pregnancy Centers, National Pregnancy Help Organizations, Pregnancy Workbook, Unplanned Pregnancy Support Forum, Weekly Pregnancy

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A Teen Mom - 1 year ago
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Teen preganacy is not something that should be incouraged but, if a teenager becomes pregnant then she shouldn't be looked down upon especially if she wants to do right by her child whether she is fast or not. Teen moms need support with caring for the baby and educated and encouraged not to have anymore. Alot of teenagers don't end up pregnant because they are fast but because they are not EDUCATED. #1
diamond - 1 year ago
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i think teens getting pregnant is selfish, because no one has a job to take care of the baby. so really your mom is taking care of you and the baby. #2
william - 1 year ago
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i got my girlfriend pregnancy in i want to married her in get a job to help my kid that growing inside of her I LOVE MY GIRL SO BAD... #3
AMBER - 1 year ago
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Dont judge a teen mom!If anything there strong all around , They been put through so much but they did everything for there kid with or without the dad ! #4
jesus - 1 year ago
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It's a baby just like you were... let it live.. #5
Guest - 1 year ago
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Is this website for real? Most of these comments are by "educated" people and do not make much sense. First of all, yes teens are too young to have children, they have not reached a full mental capacity until their early 20's. It is the hardest thing they will ever do. I was 32 when I had my child and it changed my life. Secondly, some can be good parents but there are so many circumstances that come into play. Thirdly, how is this a teen pregnancy website? Nearly half the page is overwhelmed with adoption. #6
letia - 11 months ago
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I dont judge but i do know that if u have sex at a young that when u get older u would be able to have kids ....................and if a teen get pregnant i wish her the luckkkkkkkkk, but all I know is that it will mess up ur life if u have a baby in middle or high scool #7
Guest - 1 year ago
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me and my child r doing just fine but my family does not care #8
Niall Horan - 11 months ago
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I don't believe in sex before marrige but if a girl gets pregnant in her teen years, her parents should support her and the child. #9
Guest - 12 months ago
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u cant tell them what they can and cant do but if u have sex use protection #10
holly - 1 year ago
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some people can be young and have a baby i have freinds that have babys and they are ten times more of a better person then they where before they love their kids and take care their kids just as any adult can do. some even take better care then an adult can do. its their life let them live it their way. i love my little god son. #11
cindy - 10 months ago
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I had 3 kids long before I was ready. Even though I was 19 I was too immature to raise a human being. I had some abuse issues in my past and I didn't develop very good borders (being able to say no) it left me open for unwanted sexual advances. It's ok to say no to a boy, believe me they won't go away. At about 14-15 all they seem to obsess on is sex. Say yes when you're comfortable with it, when your ready because there's no going back and if you think having his baby will make him stay you are sadly mistaken besides all the diseases lurking out there, be smart... #12
Guest - 12 months ago
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diamond - i completely disagree with that! i fell pregnant at 16 i have 2 jobs im a volunteer at lifeline i completed my 2 years at college and im now at university and my daughter has the best life anyone could think of so no it is not selfish!!!!!! #13
Mark - 1 year ago
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im a dude .. #14
Fatherof3 - 10 months ago
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Thing happen in life that are unfortunate and can not be reversed such as teen pregnancy. It is a hard lesson learned but it is not the end of the world however these choices makes life really difficulty. People that are not in this situation should learn to be more sensitive and not judge. Those people that are judgemental tend to feel the need to put others down to make themself feel better. Their life probably sucks and very llonely but they are quick to say 'my life good'. #15
mickey mouse - 11 months ago
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being a teen mom is hard especially with my parents nagging me every where I go with my kids to the store I was fourteen when i was pregnant now my children are 5 years old and expesive for me to pay for and I work at mcdoanlds in williamstown It's hard i wish i can go back and change everything I did. #16
leya - 1 year ago
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I think everyone make mistakes and you should not judge them because there young and having babies. #17
JOe - 1 year ago
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can i get the workcited for this article? #18
Holly rose - 1 year ago
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That is so messed up #19
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