Many people in today’s society believe that the only thing involving teen pregnancy is harsh judgment but in reality there is so much more than that. In the article “Teen Motherhood and Long»Term Health Consequences” the author begins to announce a series of statistics and control group experiments to acquire information pertaining to the mental and physical health of teen mothers as they age compared to other mothers. This article is very strong on it’s use of statistics and experiments dating all the way back to the late 19705.
It fails to mention who conducts such experiments as well as who gathers the information. The author only seems to have numbers and types of young women throughout the research. This article fails in having a stand. Them of the article seems to get right to the point and leaves no room for mystery or interpretation. It gets straight to the point. “Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences“ tells the reader right off that bat that something goes wrong down the line in the life of a young teen mother but we do not know the details yet.
It makes a point of being very frightening and almost worrisome. It had me hooked and interested in the passage, The title is also a little too long in my opinion. The mthe author begins to mention is that there are related reasons for such health outcomes, such as one‘s back round .The abstract of the article written on page one reads, ”The objective of this article is to examine the association of teen motherhood and long-term physical and mental health outcomes.
Teen motherhood has an underlying health consequence. The reason behind this problem is due to increasing health costs it may or may not be accompanied by ill health from teen mothers, thus is it in public’s concern if more teen mothers are on the rise. Research has not gone deep enough for this issue alone. The opposition is of the article is on page 2 paragraph 3 states that “teen childbearing itself seems to be predicted by a variety of negative childhood experiences, family background, and personal psychological factors. The author is making a relative argument and is saying that the reason why many young women become teen mothers in the first place is because of how they were raised and what their genetic makeup carries. It also mentions that teen mothers are linked to low education. lack of job skills needed to obtain a good job or lack full-time work, as well as lifestyle factors. Even though childbearing may have subsequently unfavorable outcomes, this notion is not for all outcomes.
The author tells us that there is hardly any research done on this topic and that this article helps plug in the holes. This article has a lot of strong statements and harsh truths. It gathers a lot of information on teen mothers and the author arranges for different control groups. Yet, the author enlists no medical experts or any other reliable resource. I don’t know whether or not the author is the expert and is self-conducting these experiments. I do not know if this is accurate enough research. Apparently I have to just go by with what the author is telling me, On page 3 paragraphs 1 and 2 use a lot of acronyms that define to their meaning. They use data from the NLSY79 and l have no idea what that is. The other terms used are and SF-12 (short-form 12-question.) PCS and MCS as physical components and mental components.
Throughout the article the acronyms are used. The evidence of this article is the outcome of the control groups that are harbored by statistics. “Each year, approximately 750.000 women aged 15-19 experience pregnancy and the majority of these pregnancies result in live birth.” One experiment uses an analytical approach by using two groups of women. The first group of women were those who became pregnant as teens and who experienced either a miscarriage, abortion. or stillborn. The other group consisted of women who had unprotected sex but did not experience teen pregnancy. Within this experiment there are 3 subgroups: Teen Mothers, Teen- Pregnancy-Only, Teen»Unprotected Sex. The research starts off with giving the women a series of 12 questions that range from emotional understanding to physical health questions. Other variables that play a role in this research is the controlling of demographic factors such as race-ethnicity, where the women lived. if they lived with both parents at age 14, number of siblings, as well as the mother‘s highest level of education.
To end this article the author gives no common ground. It gives no coming to terms agreement. This is simply an informational article that does not take a stand in whether or not teen pregnancy and motherhood is bad. At the last page of the article, the author acknowledges that there are shortcomings to the study. The lack of accuracy in self-reported data limits the pregnancy outcome information. It is also vital that the reader understand that not all circumstances were taken into consideration such as sexual abuse and rape but to know that those might be the reasons for mental health issues later on in life such as anxiety and depression. It is clear that more research needs to be conducted to further involve all type of teen mothers.