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Adolescent Pregnancy Research

Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation due to the serious health risks that this creates for the mother, the baby, and society at large. Describe various risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy. Research community and state resources (in California) devoted in adolescent pregnancy and describe at least two of these resources. Research the teen pregnancy rates for the last 10 years for your state and community. Has this rate increased or decreased? Discuss possible reasons for an increase or decrease.

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The teen birthrate in California has dropped significantly over the decade spanning from 2000-2010. The policies and changes in attitude toward teen pregnancy that are a result of organizations such as the ones mentioned below have greatly assisted in this change because more teenage girls have been born over this time period. ...

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The adolescent pregnancy research is examined. The possible reasons for an increase or decrease is discussed.