The persuasion of teenage pregnancy
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...TEENAGE PREGNANCY The Persuasion of Teenage Pregnancy Alicia Edwards November 29, 2009 Social Psychology The prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the United States has been viewed as a major social problem because of its effects on the teen parent/s, their families, communities, and the larger society. Various researchers have tried to determine the primary causes and effects of teenage pregnancy. According to most studies, teenage pregnancy is primarily caused by sexual abuse, poverty, lack of knowledge, and alcoholism. These causes lead to serious consequences such as physical and mental disabilities for the infant and social and economic difficulties for the mother... ?Running head: THE PERSUATION OF...