8 Grade 8.ICR.3.1 Explain the health, legal, financial, and social consequences of

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8th Grade
8.ICR.3.1
Explain the health, legal, financial, and social consequences of
adolescent and unintended pregnancy and the advantage of
delaying parenthood.
Health Consequences
 Teen moms less likely to receive
early and regular prenatal care
than an older mother
 Premature birth
 Low birth weight
 Premature/difficult labor
 Anemia
 High blood pressure
Legal Consequences
 Legal age of consent (issue of statutory rape)
 Questions about paternity
 Child support
 Child custody
Reality Check
 Only 41% of teenage mothers
complete high school, making it
less likely they will qualify for a
well-paying job.
 Teen moms are more likely to
abuse/neglect their child
 Nearly 80% of teen fathers of
children born to teen mothers do
not marry the mothers.
 Teen fathers pay less than $800
child support for the lifetime of the
child.
Reality Check 2
 Teen mothers are more likely to . . .
 Require assistance from family and
government
 Have conflict with family and father over
parenting the child
 Lose friends due to child/family
responsibilities
How Much?
 How much do you think
it costs to provide for a
baby in the first year?
 Write this amount on
your handout.
 Your job is to research
the cost of providing for
a baby for the first year.
Taking Care of a Baby
[24/7 Responsibilities]
Things I would have to do if I had
a baby:
Amount of time it would take:
Feed baby every 2-3 hours
25 minutes, at least 8 times a day
Make baby’s formula
20 minutes per day
Change diapers every time the baby is
fed and when needed
5-20 minutes, 8-10 times per day
Give the baby a bath
30 minutes each day
Do the laundry
1 hour each day
Go grocery shopping
1 hour every Saturday
Play with baby
30 minutes, 4 times a day
Work part-time to help support the baby
4 hours every Saturday
Pay bills
1 hour every Saturday
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