Project Title

Teenage Pregnancy in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the USA

Presenters

erica mullisFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

WCHHS - Social Work and Human Services

Faculty Sponsor Name

Hans Skott- Myhre

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Abstract (300 words maximum)

Abstract

The purpose of this analysis is to determine why the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in relation to many developed countries (Florescu et all., 2016, p. 84). Teenage pregnancy can be viewed as a pandemic. It not only effects the mother’s lives (many which end up raising their child by themselves), but it directly effects the economy. Teenage mothers end up on welfare at much higher rates than any other group. Throughout this paper, I have conducted a thematic analysis. I have compared factors from Sweden, The United Kingdom, and The United States. These factors include country profiles, school health policies, human development, sexual education programs, and factors that affect the economic status of the contrasting countries. This analysis concludes the fact that political ideology and sexual education programs greatly impact the teenage pregnancy rate. The United States sexual education program of abstinence is greatly influence by political ideology.

Keywords: teenage pregnancy, political ideology, sexual education

Project Type

Event

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Teenage Pregnancy in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the USA

Abstract

The purpose of this analysis is to determine why the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in relation to many developed countries (Florescu et all., 2016, p. 84). Teenage pregnancy can be viewed as a pandemic. It not only effects the mother’s lives (many which end up raising their child by themselves), but it directly effects the economy. Teenage mothers end up on welfare at much higher rates than any other group. Throughout this paper, I have conducted a thematic analysis. I have compared factors from Sweden, The United Kingdom, and The United States. These factors include country profiles, school health policies, human development, sexual education programs, and factors that affect the economic status of the contrasting countries. This analysis concludes the fact that political ideology and sexual education programs greatly impact the teenage pregnancy rate. The United States sexual education program of abstinence is greatly influence by political ideology.

Keywords: teenage pregnancy, political ideology, sexual education