Teen Pregnacy has always been an issue in American and still is. But in the past few years studies show that in the last few years teens have been taking birth control more than they have in the past few years. When being a teen and being pregnant the risks increase for premature labor and low birth weight. Teenagers that become pregnant have reduced social interaction, an increased rate of poverty and lower grade levels. Teenage pregnancy was very common in the later years and was more accepted. This isn’t as accepted now because it isn’t as advised to have children at that age.