Teenage Pregnancy in Wales and Denmark

Underage pregnancy in Wales and Denmark.

The aim of the essay is to investigate the rates of teenage pregnancy in Wales and Denmark by providing relevant information and statistic. The essay will conclud by comparing both countries.

Teenage pregnancy is when a female pregnancy has ended before the age of 20. A pregnancy can take place before menarche; this is the first menstrual bleeding in female humans. However, most pregnancies mainly occur after menarche, this usually happens around the age of 12-13. It is often considered the central event of female puberty, as it signals the possibility of fertility. Pregnant teenagers face the same issues as other women; however there are additional concerns for mothers under the age of 15. For mothers aged 15-19, risks are associated with socioeconomic factors and not only biological effects of age.

The population in Wales is 2,903,085. Wales is 2 million hectares in size, that's about 2 million rugby pitches. Wales is part of the European Union. According to ONS provisional data, headline GVA in Wales was £44.517 billion, making the Welsh economy the tenth largest of the UK's twelve regions ahead of only Northern Ireland and the North East of England. As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is the main engine of growth in the Welsh economy and has been developing as a significant service centre and economic driver for the wider south east Wales economy.

The population in Denmark is 5.6 million people. Denmark occupies 43,094 square kilometers. Denmark is also part of the European Union. Denmark has a diverse, mixed economy, but one that relies almost entirely on human resources, as there are few mineral resources available, except mature oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Denmark's nominal GDP was estimated to be $333,238 million, the 32nd largest in the world. It has the world's lowest level of income inequality, according to the World Bank Gini (%), and the world's highest minimum wage, according to the IMF....