Targeting Unintended Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.
Originally Published In
International Journal of Childbirth Education
Teen pregnancy in the United States has become a pressing public health concern with increasing rates surpassing other developed countries such as Canada, Japan, and Switzerland. Policies must be developed in the U.S. to lower these rates and related health issues. Factors influencing teenage pregnancy include income, education, social support networks, and environment. These factors are significant and should be considered when developing a successful policy. Addressing these issues among expectant mothers and in prenatal classes should include discussions of societal inequities and available resources.