Teenage Pregnancy and African Americans
This paper discusses the topic of teenage pregnancy among African Americans.
# 27329 | 2,988 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jun 02, 2003 in African-American Studies (1950-Present) , African-American Studies (Gender) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)
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The paper looks at the issue of teenage pregnancy as it has affected and continues to affect the population of African Americans. The writer takes a look at the history of African Americans in American society and how external forces influence the number of teenage pregnancies. The paper includes an interview with a young mother, and concludes with a study of the causes and suggested solutions.
From the Paper:"Melissa is a 17-year-old African American. She is a single mother with a two-year-old son. Last week, she had an abortion because she did not have the financial resources to take care of another child. According to Melissa, she "is never lucky with men." She asserts that she has unprotected sex with her boyfriends only when she feels that she is "going to spend the rest of her life with them." Yet when she gets pregnant, the relationship starts falling apart. In retrospect, she realizes that her boyfriends who are usually five to ten years older than her treat her "like a plaything." While they are affectionate during the relationship, the pregnancy and the prospect of a committed relationship frighten them away."
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