Health Risks Associated with Teen Pregnancy


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Which of the following is NOT a risk associated with teen pregnancy?

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1. Low birth weight is considered to be anything less than _____.

2. Due to lower iron stores, low nutritional intake, menstruation, and the increased iron needs of the adolescent body, teenagers who become pregnant are at a greater risk of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How can we help improve outcomes for teenage mothers and their babies? This quiz and worksheet will check your ability to answer this question and test you on other aspects of health risks associated with teen pregnancy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of risks associated with teen pregnancy
  • How low birth weight is quantified
  • A risk associated with iron, nutrition, and menstruation
  • Immature reproductive organs
  • Improving outcomes for teenage mothers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different risks associated with teen pregnancy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as pregnancy in teenage girls versus adult women
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding low birth weight

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled Health Risks Associated with Teen Pregnancy. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • An overview of teen pregnancy health risks
  • Babies born to young women ages 15-19
  • The leading cause of death in babies and young children
  • A case study of a pregnant teen