CHDV/FACS 154 (03)
Issues in Parenting - Fall, 2012


Discussion Assignment #5

Teen Pregnancy 7 points

Note: you must be present for class discussion in order to receive credit for this assignment. Assignments must be word processed and completed before class in order to receive full credit. Be sure to refer to what you have read in responding to the questions.

Read the following short web articles and Chapter 9 of your text and use the information to respond to questions below.

Reflection Questions:
1)  Describe the problem of teenage pregnancy. How prevalent is it and how do rates of pregnancy here compare to other countries? What are some of the causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy?

2) According to what you have read, what do effective prevention programs look like? What do you think of these programs?  What other kinds of measures do you think should be tried? Why?

3) How can parents influence the rate of teen pregnancy? According to what you’ve read, what advice would you give parents of young teens about this issue?



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Updated: January 20, 2012

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