This brief, The Implications of Teen Parenting in Shelby County, Tennessee, discusses teen parenting in Shelby County, outlines negative outcomes associated with teen parenting, both for children and for parents and provides information about local resources for teen families.
Teen pregnancy is of national concern because of the critical implications it has for a number of social and economic issues: poverty, education, infant mortality rates, early brain development and overall quality of life for both the mother and child.
Research that was presented at the 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting found that getting a flu vaccine during pregnancy greatly improves a child’s chances of having healthy birth outcomes.
According to research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, tobacco exposure during pregnancy has been found to be associated with disagreeableness in very young infants, inadequate concentration and information synthesizing during the first ye
Findings released by Child Trends show that only 34 percent of adolescent mothers will earn a high school diploma or GED.