Teenage Pregnancy Name Institution Abstract Apart from providing an overview of varying ways used to define social problems based on sociological perspectives this paper explores the context of the study to illuminate further on the current teenage pregnancy phenomenon. It relies on qualitative methodology and descriptive research design to elucidate further on the teenage pregnancy phenomenon. 22.3 out of 1 000 female in the U.S. become pregnant while adolescent an issue that raises intense concerns thus prompting the need for the current research study. Credible sources in the paper indicate that the government plays a major role in ensuring the well-being of all citizens including teenage girls in the country. However teenage pregnancy remains relatively high due to various reasons including lack of sex education in schools drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers adolescent girls' low self-esteem and retrogressive societal perceptions on contraception. Teenage pregnancy could be prevented by National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 67 No. 1. 1-54. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2014). “Preventing pregnancies in young teens.” Retrieved from www.cdc.gov Pound P. & Campbell R. (2015). Locating and applying sociological theories of risk-taking to develop public health interventions for adolescents. Health Sociology Review 24(1) 64-80. doi:10.1080/14461242.2015.1008537 Sedgh G. Finer L. B. Bankole A. Eilers M. A. & Singh S. (2015). Adolescent pregnancy birth and abortion rates across countries: Levels and recent trends. Journal of Adolescent Heath 56(2): 223-230. Todd N. (2017). “Teen pregnancy: Medical risks and realities.” Retrieved from www.webmd.com U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). (2016). “Trends in teen pregnancy and childbearing.” Retrieved from www.hhs.gov Wang G T. a7 Park K. (2016). Student research and report writing: From topic selection to the complete paper. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons. World Health Organization (WHO). (2018). “Adolescent pregnancy.” Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs364/en/ [...]
Overview: The purpose of the 12-15-page project is for you to be able to explain a social problem to a non-sociologist using a sociological perspective. It is to provide recommendations on how to address and resolve the problem. Instructions: Construct a 12-15 page paper that fully explores each of the following areas: Introduction (10%) Within at least four pages, clearly state your topic/social problem and how it is significant to the study of society. Includes social concepts and theories. Background Statement of the Problem Why it is important to study Purpose of the study Research Questions (at least 3; what are you trying to discover or uncover?) Research Methods (10%) Within at least 2 pages, you will explain how you obtained relevant journal articles for your final project. Literature Review (15%) Within at least 3 pages, provide information on current publications about a particular topic (no more than 3 years old). You want to be sure and include at least 6 journal articles in this section. What are the experts saying about the topic? Includes social concepts and theories. Discussion (findings), Recommendations, and Conclusion (30%) Within at least six pages, discuss your major findings and interpret. First, restate the overall purpose of the study. Then explain the main finding as related to the overall purpose of the study. Include social concepts and theories. (3 pages) In terms of your recommendations, you want to share practical steps that can be taken to implement the key findings of the research study. Ask yourself, how might you address your research questions? Remember, your recommendations must be supported by the findings from the data analysis (if applicable). Further, you want to include peer-reviewed sources to validate your recommendations. (2 pages) Be sure and include a conclusion, which is a summary of the introduction. (1 page). Sources (15%) Includes at least 15 credible sources Writing and APA Formatting (10%) Follows writing expectations and submission is free of spelling and grammar errors. Correctly uses APA formatting Grammar and Spelling (10%) Submission is free of spelling and grammatical errors. *The paper must be in APA format (cover/title page, abstract, table of contents, running header, body of paper, major heading, subheadings, reference list, and in-text citations) It should be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, times new roman 12 pt font, and saved as .doc.