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What are some consequences of teen pregnancy?

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Losing your childhood, missing prom, missing graduation, not having a good enough job and sponging off other people. Never thinking of yourself anymore and always thinking about the baby and what they need. Missing college, always having low paying jobs because of it. Not being able to chase your own dreams, daycare is expensive and you can't get a good job, so all your money goes to daycare. Not being able to afford food and clothing for the baby.

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There are many consequences of teen pregnancy. Examples would be medical problems, emotional crisis, worries about the future. In general, they do not have the skills to handle the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood. See more information at http://www.livestrong.com/article/86972-effects-teenage-pregnancy/.

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Missing all those dances, your boyfriend might leave you, your friends get to go have fun and you don't, you can't enjoy your life, it's a long list and teen pregnancy is a huge problem these days.

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-Instead of enjoying parties, pep rallies, etc you will probably be spending your time working to pay for food/medical bills, etc
- The loss of education (many teens drop out and choose to work and don't graduate high school or college)
- Risk of health problems due to pregnancy
-Not having the funds to feed or clothe your baby
-Loss of friends and family because they are too embarrassed or concerned that you are a bad influence
-Loss of your boyfriend because he isn't ready to be a dad
-Financial ruin (teens don't usually have their own insurance &if your guardian doesn't you can be looking at thousands in medical bills from just the baby's delivery...not including a hospital stay or prenatal care)
-The risk of you contracting a sexually transmitted disease (many of which have no cure and can be fatal) since you are having unprotected sex
-Cutting short not only your opportunities in life down but your future baby's opportunities down significantly (you don't have enough money so you can't send your baby to a good school or provide him with extracurricular opportunities...you start a depressing circle of disappointment).

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Std's, no beyond high school education, mean looks, financial issues, mental and social problems, boyfriend leaving you....they are all possibilities.

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Jess, I cannot even begin to tell you of all the consequences of teen pregnancy, because they are lifelong and evolving everyday. Let's just put it in a neat package, "Lifelong dreams deferred"!

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uncontrolled behavior and misuse of drugs and premature death.

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Most of teenagers tend to trop out of the school if they fall under pregnancy. This cause poverty because teen parents mostly do not work.

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I believe that sex education in schools must be mandatory. Schools can use projects such as a decorated egg to show teens the responsibility a baby is. Teens must be educated to understand that a "cuddly baby is something every girl wants." Art projects, peer education ( from girls who've been there ) can help prevent future teen pregnancies.

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