Teen Pregnancy Essay

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Teen Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy is a very important issue, especially in the United States where approximately one million girls become pregnant each year. Though public assistance, foster care, and child health care these pregnancies cost the U.S. at least $7 billon per year. About one third of girls in the U.S. become pregnant before the age 20, 8 in ten of these are unintended and 80% are to unmarried teens. There are many health risks not only for teens but for the baby as well. One third of teen pregnancies end in abortion but those who choose to carry out there pregnancy run the risk of experiencing complications. This is mostly because teens are more likely to smoke, drink ...view middle of the document...

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