The Influence of Poverty on Teen Pregnancy in Texas
Keywords:Teen Pregnancy, Texas, Poverty, Teen, Pregnancy,
The purpose of this proposed study is to better understand the relationship between poverty and teen pregnancy in the state of Texas. The aim is to show that adolescents are more likely to get pregnant if they reside in a low-socioeconomic environment when compared to adolescents who do not live in a low economic area. Using the family structural theory, we will view the important dynamics of how poverty and teen pregnancy affects the household and means of avoiding contraception. A descriptive, retrospective study design will be used to assess the relationship between poverty and the occurrence of teen pregnancy, in adolescent females, in Texas. A total of 168 participants will be utilized to conduct this research. Participants aged from 13 through 19 from all ethnicities who live in Houston, Texas without pre-existing diseases will be included in the study. Data will be conducted by a positive pregnancy test and the Harris County Admissions form to determine annual income, number of pregnancies, and members within the household. A chi-square analysis will be used to determine the correlation between poverty and teen pregnancy. This study will bring awareness to the healthcare community and facilitate a broader outlook on teen pregnancy.
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