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According to sociologist, C. Wright Mills, people often believe that their private lives can only be explained in terms of their personal successes and failures. They fail to see the links between their own individual lives and the society around them. The process of interpreting your individual life in the context of your community or the society in which you live is called sociological imagination.

Discuss the following issue listed below:

1.Being an unmarried pregnant teenager and the impact that unmarried teen pregnancy has on society.

2.Use your sociological imagination to discuss the connection between individual experiences and the social impact of the issue listed above.

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The solution explains how sociological imagination can be used in exploring social phenomenon. In particular, the solution uses sociological imagination to explore the unmarried teen pregnancy and its impact on society.

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Society immediately does two things. It jumps into action and it makes the teen a statistic. The community will offer health care and prenatal care to the teen if there is no insurance available. The schools have programs where teen mothers can take care of themselves and still go to school if they wish. Health department offer programs for healthy pregnancy including classes, food supplementation, and counseling. Family support varies, but in most cases the family part of the society puts on a good face and accepts the issues that come with teen pregnancy. Providers for the government and private agencies begin the campaign to "help" the teen mother-to-be decide ...

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