Teen Pregnancy : Then And Now Essay

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Teen Pregnancy: Then and Now Human life has dated back to biblical times with Adam and Eve, having children is such a blessing to so many people, but how about teenagers? Teenagers having babies while they are still “babies” themselves, has become more tolerated with society. However, I do not believe that teenage pregnancy will be accept with society. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, “the United States’ teen pregnancy rate has declined dramatically over the past two decades” (“National” 1). Teenage pregnancy has been talked about for many years, with the rise and falling teen births, but it has changed through the years even with preventions methods improving. First, I would like to make the distinction between teen pregnancy and teen births; teen pregnancy includes the following: miscarriages, legal abortions, and live births. On the other hand teen births mean the actual amount of live births (“Teen Pregnancy” Child 3). Prior to the modern birth control methods, many people relied on just pure abstinence (Thompson 1). During colonial times, such as the Industrial Revolution, many Americans chose to marry and have children by their early twenties. During this time production was key, the more hands you have to help, the more production outcome. The society strongly pressured citizens to marry and then have children; very few had to worry about teen pregnancy without being married. During many wedding ceremonies, young…

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