The topic I chose is teen pregnancy. I chose this topic because it’s more common in the world. Teenage pregnancy, also known as adolescent pregnancy, is pregnancy in females under the age of 20. A female can become pregnant from sexual intercourse after she has begun to ovulate. Pregnant teenagers face many of the same pregnancy related issues as other women. There are, however, additional concerns for those under the age of 15 as they are less likely to be physically developed enough to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth. For girls aged 15–19 risks are associated more with socioeconomic factors than with the biological effects of age. Risks of low birth weight, premature labor, anemia, and pre-eclampsia are connected to the biological age, being observed in teen births even after controlling for other risk factors (such as accessing prenatal care etc.) When used in combination, educational interventions and promotion of birth control can reduce the risk of unintended teenage pregnancies. In developing countries, 7.3 million females under age 18 give birth per year. If all pregnancies are included, the number of adolescent pregnancies is much higher. 3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school. About 25% of teen moms have a 2nd child within 24 months of their first baby. Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30. In 2008, the teen pregnancy rate among African-American and Hispanic teen girls, ages 15 to 19, was over two and a half times higher than the teen pregnancy rate among white teen girls of the same age group. 8 out of 10 teen dads don’t marry the mother of their child. More than half of all mothers on welfare had their first child as a teenager. In fact, two-thirds of families begun by a young, unmarried mother are poor, and less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30. 78 out of 100 White teens and 70 out of 100 African-American teens stated that improper communication between them and their parents is a huge cause of teenage pregnancy. Out of all the teen pregnancies, sadly, only 57 out of 100 actually have a successful birth and delivery whereas 14 out of 100 experience a miscarriage. Teen mothers that give birth share 11% of total births in the whole country, and as per the Family First Aid, the rate of teenage pregnancy costs the U.S a whopping 7 million dollars annually. 2 out of those 10 teens don’t receive medical care, Around 85% of teen pregnancies are unplanned. Parenthood is the main reason as to why teen girls drop out of school, and more than 50 teen mothers never graduate from high school, A teenager who indulges in unprotected sex, faces a high chance (around 90 %) of getting pregnant within a year. The best route to go is to stay protected and use protection when having sex..