Our presentation is about teenage moms. We choose this subject because now a day many young women get pregnant under the age of 18 years. We are going to talk about the causes of pregnancy, what to do if you or your girlfriend is pregnant, the risks of pregnancy, what if you are having a baby and we are going to give our opinions about teenage moms.
Causes of pregnancy
On the moment there are 4000 to 4500 girls from the age 15 to 19 years pregnant in Holland. But what are the causes of pregnancy by young girls?
What to do if you or your girlfriend is pregnant?
When you had sex, and you think you're pregnant, you can take the morning-after-pill. You can only take that pill before 72 hours after having sex. But what if you're too late? Then there are a few options for what to do with the baby. The first option is to have an abortion. With this operation the baby is removed out the whom. But this operation is only legal when it is done with in the first 13 weeks.
The second option is adoption. Then you can give your baby away for adoption.
The third option is keeping your baby.
The risks of pregnancy
Pregnancy is not always easy. There are a lot of problems if you're pregnant. But if you're a teenager there are more problems if you're pregnant. The most problems come when you're 13 years old to 17 years old. You're child have a few risks. It can be born with a low weight. That comes because the baby gets the wrong food. A lot of girls smoke while they are pregnant or they eat a lot of junk-food, and that's very bad for the unborn baby. The baby can also be born too early. When you became a teenage mom, the chance that the baby will be born too early is 6 times bigger than if you have a age of 20 years and older. Sometimes the body of young women is not enough developed, so there is a bigger chance that the child will die before it is born. Or it dies after the child was born. The mother can also get pregnant diabetes. Because that illness, the baby can weight to low or to high. Than the baby can die.
What if you are having a baby
When you are having a baby a lot of things will change. Sometimes your boyfriend leaves you because there is a lot of responsibility and maybe he can't take that. Also your friend may leave you because you don't have any time for them. After a while, you maybe can go back to your parents. They can help you with raise the baby and maybe then you've got time to go study.
My opinion about our subject.
I think teenage moms have a future because there are so many options to live with your baby. But I think it's very important to finish your study and have contact with your parents and friends. Everybody can help you with raising your baby.