Could Teen Pregnancy Cause Health Issues?
by dbent2 on October 24, 2013 - 12:02pm
Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences
In the article Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences, researchers examine the correlation between teen motherhood and long-term physical and mental health conditions. The physical and mental health parts of the F-12 Healthy Survey are part of the NYLSY79 health module that assesses the relation between women who experienced teen mother hood. There were two comparison groups for teen mothers were women who engaged in unprotected sex as a teen but didn’t get pregnant and those who experience only teen pregnancy. The article links teen-motherhood to education, poverty and welfare, which makes sense. With teen pregnancy many teens are forced to drop out of school to take care of their child thus continuing the vicious cycle of poverty. The study also finds significant negative affects within teen-motherhood and women’s physical and mental health in their 40s according to the Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS). The results of this research strongly suggest that teen-motherhood does take a tool on both the physical and mental well being of a teenage girl.
The main purpose of this article is to show the relation between teen-motherhood and the serious issues affecting their health. The most important information in this article is that the Physical Component Summary (PCS) was 49.91 and the Mental Component Summary (MCS) was 50.89. The key concepts used in this article were teen-motherhood, physical heath, mental health, and health outcomes. With these concepts, the writer connects all the terms Furthermore; teen moms exhibit poorer health than most women. In their conclusion, teen-motherhood has a big impact on the well-being of young woman in their later stages of life.