Teen Pregnancy: A Serious Problem in America Essay

1573 Words Dec 4th, 2005 7 Pages
Teen Pregnancy is a very serious issue in America. There are many statistics and facts about teen pregnancy and how it is such a big problem in America. So, in my paper I want to talk about teen pregnancies and ways to prevent it. I want to explain that teen pregnancy is not the end of the world and that pregnant teens have a future. I want to also talk about my experience and how having a child at a young age changed my life in many different ways. At the age of eighteen I found out I was going to have a baby. I was a junior in high school. I knew I had to make many changes and also that a lot of changes were were going to be made on their own. Instantly relationships with my family and friends changed. Some for the good and a lot for …show more content…
We couldn't deal with the stress of a crying baby and our problems well. It also didn't help that we lived with his family and all they did was mind our business. We would try to ignore the problems but that only made it worse. But, we had gotten through so many things before and just like before we got through that. We are now still working on a lot of things. Now the people I called my friends were not as supportive. They said they were going to be there but they soon drifted off. In the end I came out of it with only two friends. It wasn't that horrible to see those friends drift because it showed me what type of friends they were. I now had different priorities than most juniors my age. I had to now figure out what I wanted to do with my life. All through high school I was never sure what I exactly wanted to do. But now that I knew I was bringing a child into this world I knew I had to go to college and make something of myself, for my child and also for myself. I was never all that serious with school but when I found out I was pregnant I switched schools right away. I enrolled in a school that had counselors for young mothers. It was called School Aged Mothers. It was like a regular high school it just was more hands on and with smaller classes. This school was better than my old high school. They knew we were all expecting or mothers. They understood that most things that we did before being mothers became harder now. We had this one class a

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