New CreationOnce boys and girls reach the age of puberty and begin to produce sperm or to start menstruation, they are biologically able to bear children. Pregnancy is the term used to describe the period in which a woman carries one or more offspring inside her womb, on average about 40 weeks.
Child birth is the process whereby an infant is born. In most cultures this is considered to be the start of an infant's life, however, just because young people are biologically able to bear children, it doesn't mean that they are ready to take on that responsibility. Most young people are not prepared physically, emotionally or socially to be pregnant or have children.
In this lesson, we are going to learn more about the process of pregnancy and childbirth, in terms of what happens biologically. We will also explore the impact of unplanned pregnancy on young people, what unsafe abortion is, and how to prevent unplanned pregnancy.