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Ritas College of Balingasag Balingasag, Misamis Oriental Basic Education Department School Year 2013-2014

TERM PAPER
A Research about the causes and effects of Early Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines
August 13, 2013

Presented by: Karen Pahunang Presented to: Ms. Michelle Odchigue

Introduction
Here in the Philippines, we believe in the saying of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal that Youth is the hope of our Mother land. In their hand lies the future generation to follow. But as we see from the situation nowadays, what we are expecting from the youth is the contrary in the saying. Many teenagers now a day are exposed to the things which are not yet for them, one of these examples is the premarital sex. Many teenagers are engaged in doing premarital sex because for them, its their way of showing love for their love ones. Teenagers do premarital sex without having second taught and without thinking what might happen in the future. Until an unexpected pregnancy happened and because of being scared and other personal reasons, they just come up with a decision of aborting it. Teenagers are prone to pregnancy. Almost every year there is a rapid increase on the number of pregnant youths. One of the major causes of this problem is that most of the youths nowadays grew up in broken families. Parents either the father or mother of the youths chose to leave their children behind because of the fact that they cannot handle anymore their obligation as parents. Preventing teen pregnancies requires a concerted effort on the part of the parents, the school and government. They need to insure that the right information is transmitted to children especially during their pre-teen years and that they are well-monitored and supported emotionally and psychologically. In relation to this problem, our government is now working on the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) as one of the most effective solution not only to teenage pregnancy but also to the increasing population of our country.

Thesis Statement
This research is about an analysis on the cause and effect of the early teenage pregnancy in the Philippines.

Statement of the Problem


The purpose of this paper is to give intelligence on the readers about this topic. The researchers want to give knowledge to the readers and want to answer questions regarding to this topic 1. 2. 3. 4. What is Early Teenage Pregnancy? At what certain age does early teenage pregnancy usually occurs? What are causes and effects of early teenage pregnancy? What certain action does the government do in order to lessen the numbers or rate of early teenage pregnancy in the Philippines? 5. Why teens get involve with this? 6. How to prevent early teenage pregnancy?

Scope and Limitations


This Research Paper focuses only on the analysis of the causes and effects of early teenage pregnancy in the Philippines, and also the information about early teenage pregnancy and in preventing it.