Real Life Teens: Teen Pregnancy (DVD)
About 500,000 US teenagers give birth each year. Dealing with the responsibility of becoming a parent at a young age is a hard task to take on. Many teenagers don't fully understand the large responsibility and full-time commitment it takes to raise another human being, when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. This video explores many facets of teenage pregnancy and parenthood, while encouraging viewers to become educated about sexual responsibility.
Subjects Covered Include: Why do teenage girls get pregnant?
Why don't teenage girls want to get pregnant?
What kind of help does a teenage mother need?
Is a baby born to a teenage mother more at risk than a baby born to a grown woman?
What are the consequences of teenage pregnancy?
Teen responsibility, child support, and the costs of raising a child
Pregnancy and school drop-out rates
Comes with downloadable Teacher's Guide. For grades 8-12. (18 min.)
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