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Kids in the House Reveals: America Leads in Teen Pregnancy

(Forimmediaterelease.net) Three in 10 teen girls in the United States get pregnant at least one time before they turn twenty. Although teen birth rates have dropped since 2012, America is still leading in teen pregnancy rates. Kids In The House interviewed experts to share with parents teenage pregnancy prevention methods.
Los Angeles, CA — Three in 10 teen girls in the United States get pregnant at least one time before they turn twenty. Although teen birth rates have dropped since 2012, America is still leading in teen pregnancy rates. Kids In The House interviewed experts to share with parents teenage pregnancy prevention methods.

“Our country is leading in teen pregnancy, STDs, and abortion,” says psychologist, Sheila Kamen, PhD.

Kamen explains that teens in the United States are also having sex at younger ages with more partners, and they are not practicing protected sex.

“A lot of [teens] become parents because they don’t have enough information,” says Aaliyah Noble, who gave birth to her son when she was a teenager.

Noble explains that keeping the lines of communication open is essential in ensuring your teenager makes informed decisions.

When asked her opinion on reality television shows about teen pregnancy, Noble responded, “TV shows that glamorize teenage pregnancy should take the time to step back and focus on the issues that [teens] face: not being able to go to the prom, not being able to hang out with their friends, and not being able to have enough money to take care of the needs of their child,” says Noble.

Kids in the House sat down with UCLA Neuropsychiatrist, Daniel Siegel, MD, and asked him about the best way to prevent teen pregnancy. He says the answer is to accept that sexuality is a fundamental part of adolescence.

“Talk openly with your child about what sexuality means,” says Siegel.

Experts say that when parents discover their child is sexually active, it may be difficult to process. While the first inclination may be to feel angry, relationship expert, Wendy Walsh, PhD, says that this is the time parents need to communicate the most with their teen.

“The most important thing to happen is to find out if they have enough knowledge to keep themselves safe,” says Dr. Walsh. “Without being judgmental, you want to make sure they’re armed with all the adult information they need.”

If parents do have to face the situation of their teen being pregnant, experts say communication, again, plays a vital role.

“Adult parents and teen parents differ, and they need different information,” says Noble. “Teen parents can really benefit from someone telling them what questions to ask in the beginning as they go through pregnancy, and also, parenting.”

Pattie Mallette, who gave birth to the now-pop star, Justin Bieber, when she was just a teen, told Kids In The House that what pregnant teens need most is support.

“There are so many amazing programs. There’s even support groups you can join,” says Mallette.

By communicating with teens at all stages of their development, experts say parents can ensure that their child is well informed and gets the help he or she needs at any stage before, during, or after pregnancy.

If you are the parent of a teenager or want more information on teen pregnancy and prevention tips, visit www.kidsinthehouse.com to hear from experts and start asking questions.

Company Name: Kids in the House Contact Person: Yan Huang Email: office@kidsinthehouse.com Phone: 3108996026 Country: United States Website: www.kidsinthehouse.com

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