Statistics of teen dating
Nearly two-thirds of teen mothers receive some type of public assistance during the first year of their child's life; this includes Medicaid, food stamps, and other assistance.
Since many pregnant teens are also still developing physically, this means that they are much more likely to have premature babies or preterm labor.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations have established programs to lower teen pregnancies and to help people prevent unplanned pregnancies with better family planning.
Parents and other family members also play a role in this endeavor.
The number of teens who get pregnant each year fluctuates but has been decreasing overall over the past few years.
Pregnancy statistics for teens show that almost 448,000 teenage girls became pregnant in 2013; almost 60 percent of these pregnancies resulted in births. Some people blame the highly sexualized images children see on television and in their favorite movies.One girl told the story of how, when she was 12, her then 12 year old “boyfriend” sexually assaulted her.BBC News, March 31, 2015From a survey of more than 4400 men in South Africa:67% view porn, and 27% masturbate several times a week (since masturbation usually accompanies porn use, the latter number could mean fewer men are willing to talk about self-sex than pornography.) New24.com, South Africa, March 19, 201587% said that their partner’s online cheating (by porn or other means on the internet) had a negative affect on their relationship.Preterm and/or low birth weight babies often have developmental disabilities or chronic medical conditions that require regular physical therapy.