Sexual maturity is acquired long before today's psycho-social maturity. This is why many teenagers, considered in many ways still children, have an active sex life well before reaching the maturity which allows you to leave the family home and build a life of its own. Today the average age of first intercourse is about 15-16 years of age when cognitive, emotional and social are not yet adequate to deal with awareness of the risks associated with sexuality, both in terms of sexually transmitted, both in terms of unwanted pregnancies (Wright, pp. 163).
This is certainly not due to a lack of information, now which the kids can get from childhood through the media, but also through its educational programs, related to teaching science. Pregnancy in teenage should therefore, be read as a form of resistance to contraception, through the implementation of sexual intercourse without using any contraceptive method or through inappropriate use. P to make the pill every day of the rest requires a serious discipline, especially when sexual relations are still quite sporadic, and many girls end up forgetting it. As for the condom, it is often not used or prematurely abandoned, when the two partners feel which they have formed a stable couple.
The teen pregnancy relates to a greater extent young people from disadvantaged social classes and groups belonging to family dysfunctional problems. For example, on n often young girls who become pregnant are also daughters of mothers who became pregnant at an early age. Pregnancy in teenage not desired and planned for this reason it is a big enough problem for a personal level, family and society.
On a personal level, the young expectant mother may experience this period as highly traumatic for a variety of factors, ranging from the strictly physical problems (aches, nausea, change in physical appearance) to family problems (say to parents, imagine their reaction), social (dropping out of school, social isolation, etc..), physicians (visits, examinations, therapies) (Newton, pp. 22). The girl might as well all want to deny itself the possibility of being pregnant while minimizing symptoms, not having to broach the subject with their parents in this way removes the momentum of the diagnosis and reduces the number of possible decisions.
Moreover, it is easy for a pregnant teenager, to express this condition: for there is no fear of the reaction of the parents, the father of the child and his family, need to undergo a gynecological examination, of having to talk to classmates, teachers etc.. D i hit the expectant mother feels projected in the adult world and to tackle problems which until now have never regarded them directly. Therefore, in addition to various fears, feelings of anger may also try, anxiety, shame, or guilt.
In fact, although the family habits changed greatly in recent years, teenagers do not always feel helped to address this problem by your family. The choices to be made are important and go beyond all taken in haste: it is not always possible to negotiate decisions adapted ...