An Examination of Teenage Pregnancy Term Paper by CMode

An overview of teenage pregnancy, arguing that adverse neonatal outcomes stem from social disadvantage, and that solutions to the problem of teen pregnancy would best be made at the societal level.
# 120375 | 2,415 words | 40 sources | APA | 2010 | US


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Description:

Written for an audience of general pediatricians, this paper first identifies the adverse medical consequences of teenage pregnancy, focusing particularly on neonatal outcomes; it then explores whether these negative outcomes are a result of intrinsic susceptibility in the teenage population or whether they are simply a result of social disadvantage. The paper finally briefly discusses some potential solutions to the problem of teenage pregnancy, both on the public policy level and the personal level for a practicing pediatrician. The paper's creative introduction and closing summarizes these points, using the example of President Barack Obama's mother.

Outline:
Introduction
Neonatal morbidity and mortality from teenage pregnancy
A medical problem with social consequences - or vice versa
Solutions on the societal level
Solutions on a personal level
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Regardless of one's opinions, it is empirically true that teenage pregnancy is an important source of medical morbidity and mortality, and a significant social policy issue - and ameliorating the former will likely require solutions from the latter. This paper will first identify the adverse medical consequences of teenage pregnancy, focusing particularly on neonatal outcomes; it will then explore whether these negative outcomes are a result of intrinsic susceptibility in the teenage population or whether they are a result of social disadvantage. The paper will then briefly discuss some potential solutions to these problems, on both the public policy level and the personal level for the practicing pediatrician."

Sample of Sources Used:

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