But too many young people—especially those who are economically disadvantaged or marginalized—lack that power. Women who decide to become pregnant and have a child, rather than having it just happen, are better prepared emotionally and financially for the demands of having a baby. Today about 80 percent of pregnancies among young women are described by the women themselves as unplanned.
Consisting of bus shelters, social media, and radio and TV commercials, the campaign highlights two positive decisions teens have been making which have driven these rates down: abstaining from sexual intercourse or correctly and consistently using contraception. View artwork and watch videos. This campaign dramatizes how teen pregnancy can affect a whole family and asks parents to have awkward conversations with their teens now instead of dealing with the consequences later.
We've changed our name, but we're still dedicated to the same mission. We are working with our partners to promote evidence-based strategies for reproductive health. We continue to support reproductive health for all young adults with evidence-based strategies and programs.
Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem but occur most often in poorer and marginalised communities. Many girls face considerable pressure to marry early and become mothers while they are still a child. Teenage pregnancy increases when girls are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
Teenage pregnancyalso known as adolescent pregnancyis pregnancy in a female under the age of Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth.
Based on a World Health Organisation report, Thailand has the second highest number of teenage births among Asean countries Bankok Post, March 8, Teen pregnancy has always been a problem in Thailand. More and more teens are becoming pregnant every day.
The realization that your life could be about to change can be overwhelming! Your pregnancy may have been unplanned. However, you have options.
Reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy rates will increase high school graduation rates, college attendance, a skilled workforce, prepared parents, stable families and self-supporting citizens. Experts in education and health have made it clear that in order to positively impact knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sex, youth need ongoing conversations and trusting connections with the adults in their lives. Need help on starting the conversation with your teen about sex? Do you have questions about sex or love?