Essay Teen Pregnancy And Teenage Pregnancy

1722 Words Mar 7th, 2016 7 Pages
When it comes to the topic of does the tv show “16 and pregnant” promote or discourage teenage pregnancy, it seems like the show is not promoting, it is actually discouraging. My research has shown that only after eighteen months the show aired, the show led to a 5.7% reduction in teen births. Statistics show that the United States teen birth rate have went down majorly over the past twenty years. Furthermore, many teens are watching the show just to enjoy, not for encouragement. I agree that the show discourages teenage pregnancy because my experience using this information I found has proven that teens aren’t becoming pregnant because of the show. Teens get pregnant because of their choices to do so, not just because of one single show. Being a teen mom is not an easy task to handle especially being a single mother. A lot of teens have goals that they want to accomplish, and they can still accomplish them, it will just be a little harder. In order to accomplish goals that will lead to a career of theirs, they will need school and an education. For example, the teen will struggle to find time to graduate because a child from new born to three years of age needs a lot of attention from the mother. Therefore, the mother wouldn’t be able to find time for her own goals and aspirations in life. It is usually difficult for teen parents to continue or pursue their schooling. According to Stayteen.org, more than half of teen mothers never graduate high school, and also…

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