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Teen Birth Facts (2008) • Number of live births to 15-19 year olds: • 434, 758 • Teen pregnancy is on a decline
Teen Parent Facts • Low Birth Weights • Increased risk of SIDs • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome • Increased learning disabilities • ADD • ADHA
Teen Mom Parent Facts • Only 1/3 of teen mores will obtain high school diplomas • 20% WILL have more than one child before age 20 • Lower annual income for the mother • 80% of teen mothers must rely on welfare at some point
Father’s Legal ResponsibilitiesState of Ohio • After baby is born • Mother can name man as father until the child reaches 18 • Ordered to pay birth expenses • Ordered to pay back support whether employed or not • Ordered to pay extra expenses • Medical, dental, surgical
Father’s Legal Responsibilities • Even if: • He is a minor • Mother had sex with other men • Mother told male she was on birth control • Mother told male she was unable to conceive • Male had agreement with mother before birth of child
Father’s Responsibilities • Father DOES NOT have say regarding: • Adoption • Abortion • Keeping the child
Father’s Responsibilities • If father does not pay the law can: • Garnish his wages • Make him sell personal property • Put a lien on his house • Intercept income tax return • Put him in jail