Is your teenager old enough to have her baby?
- 8 Months ago
You're probably not waiting for that day when you discover that your teenage daughter is pregnant. It is normal for you to be worried about your teenager's whereabouts and her activities recently. Here's what you have to know about teenage pregnancy and ways of dealing with it!
Teenage pregnancy refers to pregnancy in a female under the age of 20 (when the pregnancy ends). It normally takes place around the ages 12 or 13, when a female becomes potentially fertile. Teenage pregnancy depends on a number of societal and personal factors. A large percentage of teen pregnancies happen in teenagers exposed to abuse and domestic violence, have adverse childhood experiences, find the need to keep up with peer pressure or due to various personal problems. Teenage pregnancy rates vary between countries because of differences in levels of sexual activity, general sex education provided and access to affordable contraceptive options.