Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 6: Promoting Social Health

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - Pregnancy and Teens

Pregnancy and Teens


Most teens do not plan to get pregnant. Nevertheless, about half a million teenagers give birth each year. Having a baby puts a lot of strain on a growing teen's body. Plus, being a parent is a big responsibility! On the Web site below, you will read about the reasons and risks associated with becoming pregnant as a teen.

Link to explore : Teen Pregnancy


  • Start at the Teen Pregnancy Web site.
  • Read the fact sheet pages under "Why it Matters," then click on and read the "National Information" links on the left.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a brochure about the risks of teen pregnancy. Be sure to include resources for teens who want more information.

About how many teens get pregnant each year?
What percentage of teen mothers graduate from high school? From college?
Name two of the risks infants of teen mothers face.
Why do children born to teen parents often lack a clsoe connection to their fathers?
What other risky behaviors occur most often among teens who are sexually active?
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